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Force of thought may be put forth to...

From the August 1886 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Force of thought may be put forth to amass wealth for selfish gratification, to give the individual power over others, to blind others, to weave a web of sophistry, to cast a deceitful lustre on vice, to make the worse appear the better cause; but energy of thought, so employed, is suicidal. The intellect—in becoming a pander to vice, a tool of the passions, an advocate of lies—becomes not only degraded, but diseased.