on capturing Truth

‘Words do not express thoughts very well; everything immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish.’

– Herman Hesse

‘We are now so far from the road to truth, that religious teachers dispute and hate each other, and speculative men are esteemed unsound and frivolous. But to a sound judgment, the most abstract truth is the most practical. Whenever a true theory appears, it will be its own evidence. Its test is, that it will explain all phenomena.’

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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