Pensive, a. to think or reflect, to weigh or consider.
Discernment, n. the power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; insight; acumen; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment. (Webster's Dictionary)
Monday, December 01, 2008
So knavery puts on the face of justice; hypocrisy and superstition wear the vizard of piety; deceit and evil are often clothed in the shapes and appearances of truth and goodness. Now logic helps us to strip off the outward disguise of things, and to behold them and judge of them in their own nature. -- Isaac Watts in his book Logic