A Notice above a Submariner’s Doorway

John McPhee in his Annals of the Former World, quotes a geologist, David Love’s translation of a notice he found over the doorway at a German Naval Officer’s School in Kiel after WWII.

Say not, “This is the Truth!” but “So it seems to me to be as I now see the things I think I see.”

Submariners have never been able to afford the myth of certainty.

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