Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.
Personal convictions are not politics. Personal convictions, if they become the subject of a group conviction, they become a cult.
No doubt one can, in light of further study and life experience, come to repudiate past convictions.