From This Angle

“Purpose and point of view — perspectivism — inevitably shape our human truths. Familiar phrases record this necessity: ‘from this angle,’ ‘considering this aspect,’ ‘relatively to the norms of that time,’ ‘all other things being equal,’ and the like, show how difficult it is to tell the truth without specifying the perspective.” (Jacques Barzun, A Stroll with William James, 93)