The relative descriptive difficulty of explaining truth and error

I came across this clean and precise conceptualization:
Truth is straight, plain, clear, and stands out boldly in its own defense; but it is not so with error. It is so winding and twisting that it needs a multitude of words to explain it in its crooked form. Ellen G. White, Early Writings, p. 96.
Quintilian, also contributes saying:
...our strongest arguments must stand singly, whereas our weaker arguments should be massed together: for it is undesirable that those arguments which are strong in themselves should have their force obscured by the surrounding matter, since it is important to show their true nature: on the other hand arguments which are naturally weak will receive mutual support if grouped together. Consequently arguments which have no individual force on the ground of strength will acquire force in virtue of their number, since all tend to prove the same thing. (Institutio, V, xii, 4-5)

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