Herbert Sebastien Agar Quote

“The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.”

~ Herbert Sebastien Agar

The Time for Greatness, 1942

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

Because with truth comes responsibility. People don't seem to want that either.


The truth that makes men free is the truth they are blind to - the truth that men wish to hear is the truth they want to hear. Your heart and conscience are the arbiters of truth.

Ken, Allyn, WA

The truth is that almost everything that happens to us, every circumstance we find ourselves in is our own fault and is the result of choices we've made in our lives. That's not a message I like to hear, but it's a message I need to hear.

Dave Wilber, St. Louis

In the past 2-3 years, I reached the conclusions that no one can seek the truth on any subject until they doubt that they have it. In fact, it is impossible to seek the truth when you believe that you already have it and this is one of the world's greatest problems. Another great problem is th zeal with which too many defend their deception.

E Archer, NYC

Telling the truth is hard when you have something to lose should it become known.

warren, olathe

The truth that makes men free is the truth that is denied them by those that profit from keeping them under tyranny.

Linda, Chicago, IL

A friend of mine added the following, "..or to tell.." when we were discussing "how much truth to give to someone"...

Jim, Quincy, CA

The shackles that bind us are the lies we tell ourselves and our actions that reflect not who we are, but what we want other people to think we are.

Walter Clark, Fullerton CA

This aphorism badly needs examples. In the comments only example and its a good one is from Ken, of Allyn WA. Thank you Ken.

watchman 13, USA

The truth is two edged. Right on point Archer. Liars and thieves. Those on the hill have a lot to loose. And in other places also ! Let God be true but every man a liar. To avoid the deception put on the armor of light. Be honest ! Honesty to stand with the, humility to walk with the.

Mike, Norwalk

Some of those truths would be a hard core work ethic, non-participation in government hand outs, and personal responsibility.

watchman 13, USA

So true, so true. Mike.


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