Opinions are spread abroad on a quantitative scale and…the leading position always goes to what is easier to grasp, that is, whatever is easier and more comfortable for the human spirit. Indeed, the man who has fully educated…himself…can always reckon to have the majority against him. – Goethe, 1829

“It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe