“The solemn pledge to abstain from telling the truth was called socialist realism.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
"In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend."
-- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 31, 1788
"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing."
-- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791
"A man can't be always defending the truth; there must be a time for him to feed on it."
-- C. S. Lewis
"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."
— G.K. Chesterton
"Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you."
-- Philippians 4:8-9