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You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom — these are the pillars of society.
I propose to raise a revolution against the lie that the majority has the monopoly of the truth.
I'm plotting revolution against this lie that the majority has a monopoly of the truth. What are these truths that always bring the majority rallying round? Truths so elderly they are practically senile. And when a truth is as old as that, gentlemen, you can hardly tell it from a lie.
You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority.
Tho' Doubt's beleaguering forces hem us in,
Yet Truth upon the Serpent's head shall trample.
The cause of Love shall win —
What sort of truths are they that the majority usually supports? They are truths that are of such advanced age that they are beginning to break up. And if a truth is as old as that, it is also in a fair way to become a lie, gentlemen.
The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority.
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