Paulo Roberto Almeida diz:
John Maurice Clark is widely quoted as saying (or having written):
“An irrational passion for dispassionate rationality will take the joy out of life.”
The quote is often abbreviated, with the “will take the joy out of life” being left off and with the first part said to define an economist.
(From Richard McKenzie, message in Economic History Net, October 8, 2007)
That’s why I always try a convex combination between the irrational passion and the dispassionate rationality. (This amazing phrase is from….me, just kidding with Paulo ^_^).