Samuel Pepys, the great seventeenth century English diarist, chose as his personal motto:
Mens cujusque is est quisque which, translated, reads: What a man's mind is, that is what he is.
In our modern world, with information readily available in electronic form, at any hour, from repositories in every country, we can feed the hungry mind with almost anything it could possibly want or need.
In his 1946 essay "In Front of Your Nose", George Orwell wrote:
"We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield."
And, as Mary Somerville remarked, long before Orwell, "facts are such stubborn things".
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