Found a great quote from Blaise Pascal. According to Wikipedia he’s french and used to be a great philosopher, mathematician, etc. in the 17th century. My prof in Business Informatics, Dr. Voß, uses the same quote in in his (german) book ”Informationsmanagement” to start off the “Information-, communication- and decision-model” chapter.
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have
themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of
- Blaise Pascal