In the course of years I have yet much to learn, but also much I have accepted as true from others has proved inaccurate. I believe that this double-edged discovery spares no one who holds an earnest striving, and that one need not thereby be wholly disenchanted.
If man would not be a mere counting-machine or registrar, he remains exposed to error. But should he, therefore, hold the counting-machine as his ideal? May that thought hold as little sway in my riper years, as it has in the past.
-Carl Wernicke, Breslau, 1892