“Long, long ago the Truth was found,
A company of men it bound.
Grasp firmly then—that ancient Truth!”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tischbein, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm. Goethe in the Roman Campagna. 1787. Oil on canvas..jpg
Tischbein, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm. Goethe in the Roman Campagna. 1787. Oil on canvas.