"It’s not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true." —Henry Kissinger
"The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion humility." —Chuck Colson
"Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters." —Friedrich Nietzsche
"The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim."
—Gustave Le Bon
"The foulest damage to our political life comes not from the ‘secrets’ which they hide from us, but from the little bits of half-truth and disinformation which they do tell us. These are already pre-digested, and then are sicked up as little gobbits of authorised spew. The columns of defense correspondents in the establishment sheets serve as the spittoons."
"From the cowardice that shrinks from the truth; from the laziness that is content with half-truths; from the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth – oh God of Truth deliver us!"