35. But let no one believe that a person has wisdom because he knows many things, and perceives them in a certain light, and can talk about them intelligently, unless that wisdom is conjoined to love. For it is love through its affections that produces wisdom; and if it is not conjoined to love, it is like a meteor that vanishes in the air, and like a falling star. When wisdom, however, is conjoined to love, it is like the abiding light of the sun, and like a fixed star. A man has the love of wisdom so far as he turns away from the infernal crew, which are the lusts of evil and falsity.