“Quote Unquote”

February 7, 2020 § Leave a comment

“There are in fact four very significant stumbling-blocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge.”  —  Roger Bacon

“Not curiosity, not vanity, not the consideration of expediency, not duty and conscientiousness, but an unquenchable, unhappy thirst that brooks no compromise leads us to truth.”  — G. W. F. Hegel

“You touch on a disheartening truth. People never want to be told anything they do not believe already.”  —  James Branch Cabell

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