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Thought and Reason

The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.

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The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish essayist, poet and novelist.

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

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The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. He is the man who has lost everything except his reason.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.

Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.

Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938) American lawyer

Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings - that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.

Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.

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