— Manly P. Hall Canadian writer and mystic 1901 - 1990
Introduction, p. 4
The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928)
Kontext: Philosophy is the science of estimating values. The superiority of any state or substance over another is determined by philosophy. By assigning a position of primary importance to what remains when all that is secondary has been removed, philosophy thus becomes the true index of priority or emphasis in the realm of speculative thought.