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A Quote by John Milton on earth, falsehood, play, strength, and truth

Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do ingloriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple: who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Areopagitica.

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A Quote by John Milton on falsehood and revenge

That practis'd falsehood under saintly shew, Deep malice to conceal, couch'd with revenge.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 122.

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A Quote by John Milton on falsehood and temper

Him thus intent Ithuriel with his spear Touch'd lightly; for no falsehood can endure Touch of celestial temper.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 810.

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on facts, falsehood, ideas, judgment, nations, people, and truth

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on choice, darkness, decisions, evil, falsehood, god, good, nations, and truth

Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's new Messiah offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Present Crisis.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on falsehood and truth

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on courage, cowardice, falsehood, and truth

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on day, falsehood, proof, silence, thinking, and trust

No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof. What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood to-morrow.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on falsehood, silence, and truth

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be outraged by silence.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on accuracy, change, courage, cowardice, ethics, facts, falsehood, fidelity, honesty, life, love, loyalty, persistence, science, theft, and truth

Granted the endless variations of moral customs, still the essential standards persist. As in a scientific laboratory, all else may change but the standards are unalterable- disinterested love of truth, fidelity to facts, accuracy in measurement, exactness of verification-so, in life as a whole, the towering ethical criteria remain unshaken. Falsehood is never better than truth, theft better than than honesty, treachery better than loyalty, cowardice better than courage.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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