If You Don’t Know Me By Now

If You Don’t Know Me By Now

Alan Muskat and Paul Frehe

It is for lack of similarity to truth that we do not readily believe that which has nothing like that which we know. Thus, when an ambassador told the king of Siam that with us the water was so hardened in winter that an elephant might walk thereon without breaking through, the king said to him: hitherto, I have believed you as a man of good faith; now I see that you lie.

Leibniz, New Essays Concerning Human Understanding, 1765