Quotes — Summer 2011 Issue


"Proof," I said, "is always a relative thing. It's an overwhelming balance of probabilities. And that's a matter of how they strike you."

Philip Marlowe in Raymond Chandler's Farewell, My Lovely, 1940


I am simply going to relate what happened without adding anything of my own — no small effort for a historian.

Voltaire
Micromégas, 1752


Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon
Novum Organum, 1620

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