Look beneath the surface. Things are usually very different from how they initially appeared, and ignorance, which didn’t look beneath the surface, turns to disillusion when it penetrates the interior. Falsehood always arrives first; it drags along fools with their endless vulgarity. Truth always arrives last, and late, limping along with Time. Mother Nature wisely gave us two ears, and the sensible always have one listening out for truth. Deceit is very superficial, and the superficial soon encounter it. Insight retires into itself so as to be more esteemed by the wise and the discreet.

Baltasar Gracián