Quotations About / On: TRUTH

  • 61.
    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....)
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  • 62.
    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).)
  • 63.
    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).)
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  • 64.
    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).)
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  • 65.
    Truth can remain silent. Lies must be spoken.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 66.
    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).)
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  • 67.
    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).)
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  • 68.
    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).)
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  • 69.
    Half a truth is better than no politics.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Boy," All Things Considered (1908).)
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  • 70.
    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).)
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