Truth must be the foundation stone, the cement to solidify the entire social edifice.
Pope John Paul II.

It takes two to speak the truth-one to speak and another to hear.
Henry David Thoreau, U.S. philosopher.

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, U.S. essayist.

The great mass of people . . . will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.
Adolf Hitler.

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Ronald Reagan.

There is no crime, absolutely none, that cannot be condoned when "our" side commits it.
George Orwell.


Science and religion

There's a relationship between the two fields [science and religion]. We should use all of our human faculties -- logic, evidence, intuition -- in understanding each. There are inconsistencies, things we don't understand about each. But we try to get the best answers that we can in both fields. My own view is that they will ultimately converge.
Charles H. Townes, Physicist and Nobel Prize winner.