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German-born American political theorist 1906-1975+3
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
American writer 1810-18500
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-18620
My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologies. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought - with these I deal.
John Stuart Mill
English economist 1806-18730
The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods, which most experience refutes. History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not put down forever, it may be set back for centuries.
British journalist 1762-18350
The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
Irish writer 1854-19000
Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people.
Greek poet 8th century BC0
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.