When someone is honestly 55% right, that’s very good and it’s no use wrangling. And if someone is 60% right, it’s wonderful, it’s great luck and let him thank God. But what’s to be said about 75% right? Wise people say this is suspicious. Well, and what about 100% right? Whoever says he is 100% right is a fanatic, a thug and the the worst kind of rascal.

An Old Jew of Galicia, quoted by Czeslaw Milosz as an epigraph to The Captive Mind