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We surely must realize the importance of our right to say what seems to us to be
the truth without fear of molestation. Not because what we say matters to anyone
but ourselves, but because when we fail to speak what we do believe is true ...
It seems to me that the writers who are loudest in proclaiming their veneration of
truth are most often simply vociferous ... while given to an equal esteem of truth, I
freely confess that I do not know what the truth, the final truth, about most things ...
But I believe that the scientist is trying to express absolute truth and the artist
absolute beauty, so that I find in science and art, and in an attempt to lead a good
life, all the religion that I want. I have not very much use for people who are not in
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review