Truth The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth. The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.A truth looks freshest in the fashions of the day.Truth can be a dangerous thing. It is quite patient and relentless.Have a deep respect for the source of life and also for the ocean, for the forest, for the stars and for the truth.A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.