Let Your Aim Be To Come To Truth

In disputes upon moral or scientific points, ever let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.

—Arthur Martine, Martine’s Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness (New York: Dick and Fitzgerald, 1866; repr. Kindle Locations 456—58). (HT: Theocast)

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