All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self-evident.
It is only a man’s own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else’s meal like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers but by preconceived opinion by prejudice.