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I think a full, free talk is frequently of great use; we want nothing secret nor underhanded, and for one I want no association with things that cannot be talked about and will not bear investigation.
~ John Taylor, while leading the Church as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
If a faith will not bear to be investigated; if its preachers and professors are afraid to have it examined, their foundation must be very weak.
~ George A. Smith, while First Counselor in the First Presidency
The Book of Mormon can and should be tested. It invites criticism.
~ Hugh Nibley, Renown Mormon apologist
Convince us of our errors of Doctrine, if we have any, by reason, by logical arguments, or by the Word of God, and we will be ever grateful for the information, and you will ever have the pleasing reflection that you have been instruments in the hands of God of redeeming your fellow beings from the darkness which you may see enveloping their minds. Come, then, let us reason together, and try to discover the true light upon all subjects, connected with our temporal or eternal happiness.
~ Orson Pratt, while an Apostle of the Church
If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it ought to be harmed.
~ J. Reuben Clark, probably before being called as a general authority of the Church
The honest investigator must be prepared to follow wherever the search of truth may lead. Truth is often found in the most unexpected places. He must, with fearless and open mind insist that facts are far more important than any cherished, mistaken beliefs, no matter how unpleasant the facts or how delightful the beliefs.
~ Hugh B. Brown, while Second Counselor in the First Presidency
There are many other forms of lying. When we speak untruths, we are guilty of lying. We can also intentionally deceive others by a gesture or a look, by silence, or by telling only part of the truth. Whenever we lead people in any way to believe something that is not true, we are not being honest.
“Chapter 31: Honesty,” Gospel Principles, emphasis added

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