Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Custom and Example

"I thus concluded that it is much more custom and example that persuade us than any certain knowledge, and yet inspite of this the voice of the majority does not afford a proof of any value in truths a little difficult to discover, because such truths are much more likely to have been discovered by one man than by a nation." - Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method and Meditations