From Moses Maimonides (1138-1204), "Guide of the Perplexed."

"To sum up: I am the man who when the concern pressed him and his way was straitened and he could find no other device by which to teach a demonstrable truth other than by giving satisfaction to a single virtuous man while displeasing ten thousand ignoramuses--I am he who prefers to address that single man by himself, and I do not heed the blame of those many creatures."

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