Friday, January 29, 2016

Quote of the Day for 2016-01-29

"Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed. She is said to lie at the bottom of a well, for the very reason, perhaps, that whoever looks down in search of her sees his own image at the bottom, and is persuaded not only that he has seen the goddess, but that she is far better looking than he had imagined."

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) Inaugural address on assuming the presidency of The Birmingham and Midland Institute in Birmingham, England, October 6, 1884

The Truth, by Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1870)

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