Joseph de Maistre Quote
Every time that a man who is not an absolute fool presents you with a
question he considers very problematic after giving it careful thought,
distrust those quick answers that come to the mind of someone who has
considered it only briefly or not at all. These answers are usually
simplistic views lacking in consistency, which explain nothing, or which do
not bear examination.
St Petersburg Dialogues: Or Conversations on the Temporal Government of Providence (ed. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1993) - ISBN: 9780773509825