For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived, and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinions without the discomfort of thought.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) US President (1961-63)
Commencement address, Yale (11 Jun 1962)
Added on 4-Jan-08 | Last updated 4-Jan-08
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