those who are seeking
doubt those who find it.
truth will set you free.
But before it does,
it might make you
ought to be true for the sake of the folks who think you are true.
You never should stoop to a deed that your folks think you would
If you are false to yourself, be the blemish but small, you have
your folks; you have been false to them all.
-Edgar A. Guest
anyone can show me, and convince me, that I have acted
or thought in error, I will gladly change; for I seek truth,
and no one was ever injured by the truth. But people injure
themselves if they live with self-deception and ignorance.
Truth is completely spontaneous.Lies have to be taught.
-R. Buckminster Fuller
The Buddha spoke gently, "Once
a person is caught by belief
in a doctrine, one loses all one's freedom. When one
that person believes his or her doctrine
is the only truth and that all other doctrines
Disputes and conflicts all arise from narrow
views. They can
extend endlessly, wasting precious time
and sometimes even
leading to war. Attachment to views is
the greatest impediment
to the spiritual path. Bound to
narrow views, one becomes
so entangled that it is no
to let the door of truth open."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
every generation there have to be some fools
who will speak
the truth as they see it. -Boris Pasternak
There are no new truths, but
only truths that have not been
those who have perceived them without noticing.
A truth is something that everyone can be
shown to know and
to have known, as people say,
is short, but truth
works far and lives long;
let us speak the truth.
thing forever in view--the truth; and if you do this,
though it may seem to lead you away from the opinion of people, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of
God. -Horace Mann
does not change according to our ability to stomach it
emotionally. -Flannery O’Connor
truth is the principal part of human perfection in this
and the seed-plot of all other
virtues. -John Locke
In proportion as we
embrace the truth
we do become just,
heroic, magnanimous, divine.
-William Lloyd Garrison
Pour out light and truth as
God pours sunshine and rain;
no longer seek
knowledge as the luxury of a few,
but dispense it
amongst all as the bread of
is not always easy to hear the truth, but . . . . the truth can lead
on to be better than we already are.When we walk in the truth,
we are walking toward God.God is truth, and the more time we spend
in honesty, the more time we spend with God.Not only should we seek out
truth in others, but we should let others know that they will receive
when they come to us.There is very little we could want more than for
other people to be able to trust us.Trust is the cornerstone upon which
solid and lasting friendships are built.We can do a person
no greater service than to deal with them in truth and
love. -Dan and Nancy Dick
I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret,
for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of
what is true. -Robert
If you do not
tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it
about other people.
Truth has no special time of its own.
Its hour is now--always,
and indeed then most truly when it seems most unsuitable to actual
circumstances. -Albert Schweitzer,
On the Edge of the Primeval Forest
but faith, it is that
keeps the world alive. -Edna St.
There's an element of truth in every idea
that lasts long enough
to be called corny. -Irving Berlin
never fully grasp the import of any true statement until
we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would
truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but those
who keep back truth, or withhold it from others,
from motives of expediency,
are either cowards or criminals.
Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being
TRUTH: It may not lead you to where you thought
you were going, but it will always lead you somewhere better.
When ignored, it will eventually show itself. The closeness
of your relationships is directly proportional to the degree to
you have revealed the truth about yourself. It can be painful.
never find yourself until you face the truth.
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