Men ask, "What is truth?" But in reply truth itself questions them, "Who are you to ask that? Have you the competence, the faculty, the character, the judgement, the education, and the preparation to recognize truth? If not, first go and acquire them, not forgetting the uplift of character."
-- Notebooks Category 6: Emotions and Ethics > Chapter 1: Uplift Character > # 513
-- Perspectives > Chapter 6: Emotions and Ethics > # 14