Saturday, May 15, 2010

on the side of truth...

This gem from Theodore Parker's "The Fourfold Form of Piety"

"Love of truth in general is the intellectual part of piety. We see at once that this lies at the basis of all intellectual excellence, — at love of truth in art, in science, in law, in common life. Without it you may love the convenience of truth in its various forms, useful or beautiful; but that is quite different from loving truth itself. You often find men who love the uses of truth, but not truth ; they wish to have truth on their side, but not to be on the side of truth."


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