"It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had individuality enough
and courage enough to stand by his own convictions. I believe it was Magellan
who said, "The church says the earth is flat; but I have seen its shadow on
the moon, and I have more confidence even in a shadow than in the Church."
On the prow of his ship were disobedience, defiance, scorn, and success."
[Robert G. Ingersoll, "Individuality", 1873,
quoted in _The Great Quotations_]