(I misread the word at first so this was what popped to my mind.)
"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd."
- Bernard Russell
If this is the best of possible worlds, what then are the others?
― Voltaire, Candide
You hem me in -- behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.