“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”
“Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.”
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
The Brothers Karamazov
“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”
“Adversity is the first path to truth.”