Revolutions are notorious for allowing even non- participantseven women!new scope for telling the truth since they are themselves such massive moments of truth, moments of such massive participation.
(Selma James (b. 1930), U.S. author, political activist. The Ladies and the Mammies: Jane Austen & Jean Rhys, ch. 1 (1983).)
Two left-handed gloves don't make a pair. Two half-truths don't make a truth.
(Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 2," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).)
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
(Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Nicomachean Ethics, bk. 1, ch. 6, trans. by Terence Irwin (1985).
Often quoted (from the Latin) "Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth." Aristotle, who spent 20 years at Plato's Academy as pupil and teacher, referred to his philosophical colleagues at the Academy as "friends.")