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June 1999, Week 3


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Valeria Long <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 17 Jun 1999 09:12:00 -0400
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Sounds like one of those reference class stumpers where the piece of the
quote is close but not actually the quote.  It's possible that the quote
you're looking for is by philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

I've been looking for the specific work from which this quote is taken; it's
been no problem finding the quote attributed to Schopenhauer but I'm not
about to read everything he wrote!  Anyone else on the list have any clues?

Valeria Long, MLIS
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Spectrum Health - Downtown  |  MC 040
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From: Colleen M Spagnola
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Subject: HELP
Date: Thursday, June 17, 1999 9:03AM

I am taking a reference class and we get a question per week-well I'm stuck
wonder if anyone could help before 1p.m. CST.  The supposed quote starts:

Before acceptance comes ridicule and ---------.

Before you run to your regular sources let me tell you I have checked Gales'
Quotations CD-Rom, Bartlett's, Dictionary of Quotations, Respectfully
Webster's New World Dictionary, The Home Book fof Quotations, Sayings of the
Century, Oxford Dictionary of Quotes, and Oxford Dictionary of Modern
to no avail.  Even the reference librarian at the public library was
Probably not a real quote just something to make us do a proper search but I
thought I would try here just in case.  Thanks for your help you can reply
directly so as not to clutter the list.

Thanks Colleen Spagnola
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