Robert Gascoyne-Cecil On Experts

C1E2A3D2-E33E-4629-B946-9741F4273BF2Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (February 03, 1830 – August 22, 1903)

No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by the experience of life as that you should never trust experts.  If you believe doctors, nothing is wholesome: if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent: if you believe the soldiers, nothing is safe. They all require their strong wine diluted by a very large admixture of insipid common sense.