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The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

A boy who was a witness to a crime was testifying in court. The defense attorney asked him, "Did anyone tell you what to say while you're on the witness stand?"

"Yes, sir," the boy answered.

 "Who was it?" the attorney asked.

"My father."

Raising his voice, the attorney asked, "And what exactly did he tell you?"

"He said that some sleazy lawyer would try to trip me up, but if I told the truth, I would be just fine."
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Changing The Truth

"The person who won't change his mind to line up with the truth will change the truth to line up with his mind" --Kent Crockett

You will be hated for standing for truth

"It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts, and then heals, than falsehood that comforts, then kills. It is not love, and it is not friendship, if we fail do declare the whole counsel of God. It is better to be hated for telling the truth than to be loved for telling a lie. It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated. It's better to stand alone with the truth than to be wrong with a multitude. It is better ultimately to succeed with truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie."  --Adrian Rogers

Cross Reference:

How Hitler Got People to Follow Him

The Two Story House

Too Many Lies

Form Your Opinions on the Facts

Truth and Persecution