Truth Quotes

The more aware you are, the more objective you become

Friday, September 16th, 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi

If you are not aware that what you are doing is wrong, then you will not feel ashamed of it. One is living in pure fantasy – a type of madness and total lack of objectivity. Which all comes down to an inability to face the truth. If you are living in a world where everything you do is …

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What is doubtful should even be considered as false… but this doubt shouldn’t be carried over into everyday life.

Friday, August 12th, 2011
blue skull

Not long after Descartes’s birth, Shakespeare wrote “To be, or not to be,” the opening lines of one of Hamlet’s soliloquies. Here, Descartes is weighing doubt: to doubt, or not to doubt. Descartes was not as mixed up or self-involved as he may seem to us now. He was working through how we might go about a scientific…

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A writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing

Saturday, March 5th, 2011
owl and moon

If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an ice-berg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water….

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Instantly we know whose words are loaded with life, and whose are not

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
biting lip

Whilst the world hangs before the eye as a cloud of beauty, we cannot even see its beauty. Inaction is cowardice, but there can be no scholar without the heroic mind. The preamble of thought, the transition through which it passes from the unconscious to the conscious, is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived…

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The sea drives truth into a man like salt

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
ocean wave hits cliffs

A coward cannot long pretend to be brave at sea, nor a fool to be wise, nor a prig to be a good companion, and any venture connected with the sea is full of venture and can pretend to be nothing more. Nevertheless there is a certain pride…

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Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth

Sunday, June 20th, 2010
giving hands

This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he…

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A man of truth must also be a man of care

Saturday, June 19th, 2010
child

This was the first and last instance of my carelessness in school. I have faint recollection that I finally succeeded in getting the fine remitted. The exemption from exercise was of course obtained, as my father wrote himself…

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We never see the stars, still we can see naught but them. So with Truth.

Monday, May 24th, 2010
Andromeda galaxy

And yet if one would look down a deep well,
Even at noon, we might see these same stars,
Far fairer than the blinding blue: the Truth
Shines in the water like a dark bright eye…

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It is the duty of a writer to devote his energy to the search for truth

Saturday, April 10th, 2010
notes

In the love of truth which leads to a knowledge of it lies not only the hope of humanity but its safety. Deep down we feel that, as every human being has a right to air and water, so he has a right to food, clothing, light, heat, work, education, love…

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When a subject is highly controversial – and any question about sex is that – one cannot hope to tell the truth

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Barbie adventure

One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one’s audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the…

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The truth is rarely pure and never simple

Monday, March 15th, 2010
venus fly trap

My dear Algy, I don’t know whether you will be able to understand my real motives. You are hardly serious enough. When one is placed in the position of guardian, one has to adopt a very high moral tone on all subjects…

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The truth is the light and the light is the truth

Monday, March 1st, 2010
lightbulb

Without light I am not only invisible, but formless as well; and to be unaware of one’s form is to live a death. I myself, after existing some twenty years, did not become alive until I discovered my invisibility.

That is why I fight my battle with Monopolated Light &…

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