"There is always an easy solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong."
—H.L. Mencken, journalist
“The words ‘EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values as a nation...We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”
—James Mattis, Marine general, former Secretary of Defense
“The problem is people are being hated when they are real, and are being loved when they are fake”
"Doubt is our product since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of fact’ that exists in the mind of the general public"
—R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, 1969 internal memo
"The Treachery of Images" ("Ceci n'est pas une pipe" is French for "This is not a pipe.")
—Rene Magritte, 1929 painting