Tell all the Truth but tell it slant—
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightening to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind—
I have always loved this poem. I think about it every time I watch the news or hear a politician speak.
I’ve also always liked: “I am not bound to please thee with my answers” from William Shakespeare.