Quotation by Francis Bacon

It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth ... and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.
Francis Bacon (1561–1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Truth," (1597-1625).
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