"Many men firmly embrace falsehood for truth; not only because they never thought otherwise, but also because, thus blinded as they have been from the beginning, they never could think otherwise; at least without a vigour of mind able to contest the empire of habit."
— Locke, John (1632-1704)
(p. 88; cf. pp. 116-7 in 1706 Works)
See John Locke, Posthumous Works of John Locke (London: Printed by W.B. for A. and J. Churchill, 1706). <Link to ESTC><Link to Google Books>
Text from Some Thoughts Concerning Education and Of the Conduct of the Understanding, eds. Ruth W. Grant and Nathan Tarcov (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1996).