Quotations About / On: TRUTH

  • 11.
    For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
    (Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Nicomachean Ethics, bk. 1, ch. 6, trans. by Terence Irwin (1985). Often quoted (from the Latin) "Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth." Aristotle, who spent 20 years at Plato's Academy as pupil and teacher, referred to his philosophical colleagues at the Academy as "friends.")
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  • 12.
    If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.
    (Epictetus (c. 50-120), Greek Stoic philosopher. 105.)
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  • 13.
    When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 83 (1955).)
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  • 14.
    Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
    (Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930), French filmmaker, author. Le Petit Soldat (film) (direction and screenplay, 1960).)
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  • 15.
    An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.
    (Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 37 (1901).)
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  • 16.
    Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative.
    (Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. repr. As Autobiography (1971). Memoirs of my Life, introduction (1796).)
  • 17.
    Eclecticism. Every truth is so true that any truth must be false.
    (F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 6 (1930).)
  • 18.
    Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.
    (Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VI.3.)
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  • 19.
    The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Civil Disobedience," originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government" (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 384, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 20.
    The mouth of the truth educates many.
    (truth.)
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