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TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY.
SIR JOHN F. W. HERSCHEL, KNT. GUELP.
F.R.S.L. & E. M.R.I.A. F.R.A.S. F.G.S. M.C.U.P.S.
CORRESPONDENT OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF PARIS, AND OTHER
"Et quoniam eadem natura cupiditatem ingenuit hominibus veri inveniendi, quod facillimi apparet, cum vacui curis, etiam quid in cœlo fiat, scire avemus: his initiis inducti omnia vera diligimus; id est, fidelia, simplicia, constantia; tum vana, falsa, fàllendia odimus." Cicero, de Fin. Bon. et Mal. ii. 14.
And forasmuch as nature itself has implanted in man a craving after the discovery of truth (which appears most clearly from this, that, when unoppressed by cares, we delight to know even what is going on in the heavens),-led by this instinct, we learn to love all truth for its own sake; that is to say, whatever is faithful, simple, and consistent; while we hold in abhorrence whatever is empty, deceptive, or untrue.