Quotations About / On:
Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.
(Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Gorgias, 730 B....)
All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. letter, Dec. 20, 1914. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).)
There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.
(John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908), U.S. economist. Guardian (London, July 28, 1989).)
Profundity often goes past the issue to some deep but useless truth.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
Truth can remain silent. Lies must be spoken.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
The mouth may lie, alright, but the face it makes nonetheless tells the truth.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 101, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 166 (1886).)
Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own.
(Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish philosopher. The Journals of Soren Kierkegaard: A Selection, no. 432, 1843 entry, ed. and trans. by Alexander Dru (1938).)
Truth: It should not be absolutely lost sight of but it should not be talked about.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 253, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
Half a truth is better than no politics.
(Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Boy," All Things Considered (1908).)
Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.
(John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. The Reason of Church Government, Introduction to bk. 2 (1642).)