I dedicate this to all those who did not live to tell it. And may they please forgive me for not having seen it all nor remembered it all, for not having divined all of it - from The Gulag Archipelago
You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes.. We make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.
When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.