The truth, no matter where it leads us. The truth, even if we have to go through the valley of death, the truth. Because without the truth, life becomes nasty brutish and short, but polite. Very polite. There can be no truth without impolite speech.
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
— Winston S. Churchill