Quote from Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi,
"I know that most men -- not only those considered clever, but even those who are very clever and capable of understanding most difficult scientific, mathematical, or philosophic, problems -- can seldom discern even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as obliges them to admit the falsity of conclusions they have formed, perhaps with much difficulty -- conclusions of which they are proud, which they have taught to others, and on which they have built their lives."
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi (more quotes by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or books by/about Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi)
(1828-1910) Russian writer
What is Art? (1896)
Agnostic, Belief, Collectivism, Education, Free Thought, Heresy, Honesty, Hypocrisy, Ignorance, Integrity, Knowledge, Learning, Obedience, Prejudice, Reason, Science, Skepticism, Truth, Wisdom