A divine falsehood is more powerful than any human truth.Michael Bakunin, God and State
A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.Mark Twain
Rigid justice is the greatest injustice.Thomas Fuller
Even God cannot change the past.Agathon
If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt.William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 1 scene 1
I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.G. K. Chesterton
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.