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Quotes for
the Journey:


I never give them hell.
I just tell the truth,
and they think it is hell.

Harry S. Truman


It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.        -John Bradshaw


There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination.  Most of us acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, successively, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.        -Anais Nin

Always remember that you can be dead right about the facts and altogether wrong about the truth.        -Daniel

No human being on the face of this earth possesses the whole truth.  Each of us has only a small part; but if we are willing to share our small parts, our pieces of the truth, we will all possess a much fuller reality, a much larger share of the total truth. . . . It's hard to imagine that a person could be totally wrong about any complex issue.  Everyone has some part of the truth to share.        -John Powell, S.J.

Gradually I came to see that I could use the Bible, which had so baffled me, as an instrument for digging out precious truths, just as I could use my hindered, halting body for the high behests of my spirit.        -Helen Keller
It is through the idealism of youth that people catch sight of truth, and in that idealism they possess a wealth which they must never exchange for anything else.        -Albert Schweitzer

To tell a lie in cowardice, to tell a lie for gain, or to avoid deserved punishment--are all the blackest of black lies.  On the other hand, to teach one to try one's best to avoid the truth--even to press it when necessary toward the outer edge of the rainbow--for a reason of kindness, or of mercy, is far closer to the heart of truth than to repeat something accurately and mercilessly that will cruelly hurt the feelings of someone.        -Emily Post
Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth; and the person who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then that person can be trusted.       -Plato
I want. . . to endeavor to speak truth in every instance; to give nobody expectations that are not likely to be answered, but aim at sincerity in every word and action--the most amiable excellence in a rational being.
-Benjamin Franklin

We arrive at truth, not by reason
only, but also by the heart.     -Pascal

Truth is generally the best vindication
against slander.      -Abraham Lincoln

People stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.       -Winston Churchill
Once the truth is told, you never need to pretend again.        -Stephen C. Paul
Truth ever has the most strength of what people say.       -Sophocles
The truth is always the strongest argument.        -Sophocles
I speak truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little the more as I grow older.        -Michel de Montaigne
A half truth is a whole lie.       -Yiddish proverb 

Truth is a non-transferable ticket which bears only one name.       -Yatri
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.      -Josh Billings
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.        -Miguel de Cervantes


The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
-Charles Caleb Colton

When you give up your own truth to win at someone else's game, everyone loses.       -Stephen C. Paul
There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths.  It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.       -Alfred North Whitehead
Those who love truth more than life itself turn away from the fleeting things of time with all their souls.  To use an expression of Plato--God himself sets their faces in the right direction.       -Simone Weil

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Ask yourself:  If I know something to be true, am I prepared to follow it, even though it is contrary to what I want or to what I have previously held to be true?  Will I follow it if it means being laughed at, if it means personal financial loss, or some kind of hardship?         -Eric Liddell
At the core of everything I write is the feeling that the denial of the truth imprisons us even further in ourselves.  Of course, there's no one "truth."   The great things, the insights that happen to you, come to you in some internal way.       -Paula Fox
Never, ever, regret or apologize for believing that when one man or one woman decides to risk addressing the world with truth, the world may stop what it is doing and hear.
   There is too much evidence to the contrary.       -Robert Fulghum
The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth" and so it goes away.  Puzzling.
-Robert M. Pirsig
If you want to write the truth, you must write about yourself.  I am the only real truth I know.       -Jean Rhys
Prudent is the one who can keep silent that part of truth which may be untimely, and by not speaking it, does not spoil the truth of what he or she said.       -Pope John XXIII
Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.       -Horace Mann

People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.       -Robert Ringer
Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.  In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.       -Arthur Schopenhauer
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.       -W. Clement Stone
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love the truth.        -Confucius
Truth exists only for each individual when he or she produces it through his or her actions.       -Søren Kierkegaard
Not everyone can see the truth, but everyone can be the truth.      -Franz Kafka

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