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Contrary Principles in the World.       §21. I easily grant, that there are great numbers of Opinions,
which, by Men of different Countries, Educations, and Tempers,
are received and embraced as first and unquestionable Principles; many
whereof, both for their absurdity, as well as oppositions one to
another, it is impossible should be true. But yet all those Propositions,
how remote soever from Reason, are so sacred somewhere or other,
that Men even of Good Understanding in other matters, will
sooner part with their Lives, and whatever is dearest to them,
than suffer themselves to doubt, or others to question, the truth
of them.
Locke Hum I, 3, §21, p. 81