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The most uncomfortable truth

Posted by Bob on October 24, 2006

In Reply to: The most uncomfortable truth posted by Paul Gravett on October 24, 2006

: The other day I saw a documentary about the band The Fall. One scene showed them in front of a poster displaying a phrase - 'The most uncomfortable truth is a safer companion than the most pleasant falsehood'. Does anyone know who said this?

I found it in a book by Theodore Roosevelt, but it sounds like he's quoting, or repeating a truism. There may be an older source. See