“Give me the principles, and I will find the proofs myself”

Give me the principles, and I will find the proofs myself. -Chrysippus
 
I like this quote very much. However, I’d like it even more if there were some suggestion of what Chrysippus would do should the proofs prove of poor quality. Perhaps a slight change could communicate this important step:
 
Give me the principals, and I will find and attempt to discredit the proofs myself.
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