Pierre Bayle

Pierre Bayle

French philosopher, historian and critic of religious dogmas
If an historian were to relate truthfully all the crimes, weaknesses, and disorders of mankind, his readers would take his work for satire rather than for history.More Pierre Bayle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In matters of religion, it is very easy to deceive a man and very hard to undeceive him.More Pierre Bayle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Compulsion in the literal Sense is maliciously misrepresented, by supposing it authorizes Violences committed against the Truth. The Answer to this; by which it is prov'd, that the literal Sense does in reality authorize the stirring up Persecutions against the Cause of Truth, and that an erroneous Conscience has the same Rights as an enlighten'd Conscience.More Pierre Bayle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is pure illusion to think that an opinion which passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false.More Pierre Bayle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth.More Pierre Bayle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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