People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant. —Helen Keller Le doute n'est pas une condition agréable, mais la certitude est absurde. —Voltaire
Your vocabulary is apparently acuminous. +1 for your Voltaire quote.
"Great Britain's two most senior military officers added to the uneasiness. [...] Lord Wolseley, Adjutant General, thought that it might be possible for an enemy to invade without waiters and pastrycooks." -Robert K. Massie, Dreadnought