The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.
Hating the truth
The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.
Frankness, honesty, and courage
You must study to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage. Say just what you mean to do on every occasion, and take it for granted that you mean to do right.
Dishonesty is the default
The Obama administration has made lying its policy.
Truth needs no law
No one ever heard of the truth being enforced by law. Whenever the secular arm is called in to sustain an idea, whether new or old, it is always a bad idea, and not infrequently it is downright idiotic.
Truth can be revolutionary
In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Truth vs. lies
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Opinion vs. facts
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.
Defending unpopular truth
I love agitation and investigation and glory in defending unpopular truth against popular error.