All human life is sunk deep in untruth, including my own human life. My very existence has its foundations in lies and errors; that is to say, the “customs” of my family and my upbringing have their foundation in lies, errors, and superstitions.

Tom Taylor, Aphorisms to the Individual: Notes for my Sons [Amazon]

Hermetic quote Taylor Aphorisms to the Individual human life untruth lies errors customs family upbringing superstitions