Quote by Pasquier Quesnel
The truth only irritates those it enlightens, but does not convert.
This quote suggests that the truth can be unsettling for some individuals, causing frustration rather than fostering a change in their beliefs or perspectives. It implies that certain people may resist accepting the truth because it challenges their preconceived notions or exposes uncomfortable realities. While the truth may bring enlightenment, it does not necessarily lead to a complete transformation or conversion in those who find it difficult to accept.
Madame, it is an old word and each one takes it new and wears it out himself. It is a word that fills with meaning as a bladder with air and the meaning goes out of it as quickly. It may be punctured as a bladder is punctured and patched and blown up again and if you have not had it does not exist for you. All people talk of it, but those who have had it are marked by it, and I would not wish to speak of it further since of all things it is the most ridiculous to talk of and only fools go through it many times.