Page:On Liberty (4th Edition).djvu/99

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page has been validated.
99
THOUGHT AND DISCUSSION.

really are, exaggerating nothing to their discredit, keeping nothing back which tells, or can be supposed to tell, in their favour. This is the real morality of public discussion: and if often violated, I am happy to think that there are many controversialists who to a great extent observe it, and a still greater number who conscientiously strive towards it.