When one apprehends the Truth, it becomes a living force within his soul. He can no more conform that Truth to his own desires than he could wish the wind to blow contrary to its paths. By doing so he risks his own destruction. For when the Truth penetrates the heart, it changes a man to the innermost core of his being. He does not conform the truth to his desires; he is conformed to the Truth.
What Gives Me Hope
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"The point where living within the truth ceases to be mere negation of living with a lie and becomes articulate in a particular way is the point at which something is born that might be called the 'independent spiritual, social, and political life of society.'"
- Václav Havel, in "Power of the Powerless"