To love involves trusting the beloved beyond the evidence, even against much evidence. No man is our friend who believes in our good intentions only when they are proved. No man is our friend who will not be very slow to accept evidence against them. Such confidence, between one man and another, is in fact almost universally praised as a moral beauty, not blamed as a logical error.

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) English writer and scholar [Clive Staples Lewis]
The World’s Last Night, “On Obstinacy in Belief” (1955)
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