He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority