Quotation by Parmenides

The only ways of enquiry that lead to knowledge ... the one way assuming that being is and that it is impossible for it not to be, is the trustworthy path, for truth attends it. The Other, that non-being is and that it necessarily is, I call a wholly incredible course, since thou canst not recognize not-being ... nor couldst thou speak of it, for though and being are the same things.
Parmenides (c. 515–480 B.C.), Greek pre-Socratic philosopher. Concerning Truth, p. 15, lines 35-40, Philosophers Speak for Themselves, T.V. Smith, University of Chicago Press, Chicago (1934).

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