Result extenuation

If you call a dog’s tail a “leg”, how many legs does it have?
Four, because calling a tail a “leg” doesn’t make it one.

proverd, used by Abraham Lincoln – American politician, 1861-65 16th president (1809-1865), abolished slavery in 1863;
the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield (Illinois) called his authorship most unlikely

See

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

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Courage for truth

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

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