O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us. Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet, and pioneer of the Romantic movement. [via RWU]
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher.
A wise man gets more from his enemies than a fool from his friends. Baltasar Gracián (1601 – 1658), Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher.