Monday, November 8, 2010

Food for Thought

For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived, and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

- JFK, commencement address, Yale University,  June 11, 1962, written by Ted Sorensen, JFK's counselor and speechwriter, who died last week, age 82.

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