Franz Brentano

Austrian philosopher

Franz Brentano (January 16, 1838 – March 17, 1917) was an influential German philosopher and psychologist.

whoever deviates only a little from truth in the beginning is led farther and farther afield in the sequel.

QuotesEdit

On the Several Senses of Being in Aristotle (1862)Edit

Von der mannigfachen Bedeutung des Seienden nach Aristoteles (1862) as translated by Rolf George (1975)
  • Was klein ist im Beginn wird oft am Ende überaus groß sein. Und so geschieht es, das wer im Anfange auch nur um ein Weniges von der Wahrheit abweicht, im Verlauf immer weiter und weiter und zu tausendmal größern Irrthümer fortgeführt wird.
    • What is at first small is often extremely large in the end. And so it happens that whoever deviates only a little from truth in the beginning is led farther and farther afield in the sequel, and to errors which are a thousand times as large.

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