The effort only shifted me from the frying-pan into the fire.
"Menippus, a Necromantic Experiment", sect. 4; vol. 1, p. 158.
The truth is hidden from us. Even if a mere piece of luck brings us straight to it, we shall have no grounded conviction of our success; there are so many similar objects, all claiming to be the real thing.Lucian
The historian's one task is to tell the thing as it happened.Lucian
For history, I say again, has this and this only for its own: if a man will start upon it, he must sacrifice to no God but Truth; he must neglect all else; his sole rule and unerring guide is this – to think not of those who are listening to him now, but of the yet unborn who shall seek his converse.Lucian