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When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.

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Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant.

Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant.

James Madison, 1751 – 1836
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It is harder to kill a phantom than a reality.

It is harder to kill a phantom than a reality.

Virginia Woolf, 1882 – 1941
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The complexities of adult life get in the way of the truth.

The complexities of adult life get in the way of the truth.

Mortimer J. Adler, 1902 – 2001
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It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.

It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.

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One of the hardest things to teach a child is that the truth is more important than the consequences.

One of the hardest things to teach a child is that the truth is more important than the consequences.

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Wars produce many stories of fiction, some of which are told until they are believed to be true.

Wars produce many stories of fiction, some of which are told until they are believed to be true.

Ulysses S. Grant, 1822 – 1885
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Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli, 1804 – 1881

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The best use of a journal is to print the largest practical amount of important truth: truth which tends to make mankind wiser, and thus happier.

The best use of a journal is to print the largest practical amount of important truth: truth which tends to make mankind wiser, and thus happier.

Horace Greeley, 1811 – 1872

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Bodies are cleansed by water; the mind is purified by truth…

Bodies are cleansed by water; the mind is purified by truth.

Horace Mann, 1796 – 1859

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