quote of the day

I love the ancients: they don’t muck about with their expression. Example:

Stupid people always dismiss as untrue anything that happens only very seldom, or anything that their minds cannot readily grasp; yet when these things are carefully inquired into they are often found not only possible but probable.

–L. Apuleius, The Golden Ass

Admittedly, the bluntness might derive from the translator.  But either way: well said.

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