A Found Item– from Czeslaw Milosz’s “The Captive Mind”

Czeslaw Milosz

The epigram of Milosz’s The Captive Mind:

“When someone is honestly 55% right, that’s very good and there’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’s 100% right is a fanatic, a thug, and the worst kind of rascal.”

— An Old Jew of Galicia

via Czeslaw Milosz- Poets.org – Poetry, Poems, Bios & More.

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