Frances Hardinge

“Truth is dangerous. It topples palaces and kills kings. It stirs gentle men to rage and bids them take up arms. It wakes old grievances and opens forgotten wounds. It is the mother of the sleepless night and the hag-ridden day. And yet there is one thing that is more dangerous than Truth. Those who would silence Truth’s voice are more destructive by far.

It is most perilous to be a speaker of Truth. Sometimes one must choose to be silent, or be silenced. But if a truth cannot be spoken, it must at least be known. Even if you dare not speak truth to others, never lie to yourself.”


Frances Hardinge, Fly by Night
Read more quotes from Frances Hardinge


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!


This Quote Is From

Fly by Night (Fly by Night, #1) Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge
5,466 ratings, average rating, 669 reviews
Open Preview

Browse By Tag