“What we seek is not the pure truth, but the partial truth that justifies our prejudices, our limitations, our selfishness. This is not ‘the truth.’ It is only an argument strong enough to prove us ‘right.’ And usually our desire to be right is correlative to our conviction that somebody else (perhaps everybody else) is wrong.”

– Thomas Merton, from “Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander”

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