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A Quote You Will All Relate To


Tim Gratz
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“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts... I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”

I know those of you who believe "the worst" (that there was an internal conspiracy involving high level U.S. government officials) will relate to that quote: I need to know the "whole truth" even if it confirms "the worst". And: we are "apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth".

So who said it?

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“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts... I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”

I know those of you who believe "the worst" (that there was an internal conspiracy involving high level U.S. government officials) will relate to that quote: I need to know the "whole truth" even if it confirms "the worst". And: we are "apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth".

So who said it?

Patrick Henry

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Kudos to Kathy! Fast solution!

A great quote for all seekers of the truth, aye?

Kathy, I see you have a minor in philosophy.

I have always been intrigued by Dr. Josiah Thompson who was a philosophy professor and wrote a book on Kierkegaard before he wrote one of the best early criticisms of the Warren Report, and then he became a successful private investigator and wrote a highly-acclaimed book on his profession.

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