Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.
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The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. It sometimes causes us difficulties at home and abroad. It is sometimes used by our enemies in attempts to hurt us. But the American people are entitled to it, nonetheless.
Let them look up in the sky then…! if they must be so blind, that cannot see the truth in broad daylight, but must have the whole world in darkness to see the conceit of the stars…
The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth… and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are economical in its use.