Quotations About / On: TRUTH

  • 71.
    The only people who treasure systems are those whom the whole truth evades, who want to catch it by the tail. A system is just like truth's tail, but the truth is like a lizard. It will leave the tail in your hand and escape; it knows that it will soon grow another tail.
    (Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Letter, January 3, 1857, to Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy. Turgenev: Letters, ed. David Lowe (1983).)
  • 72.
    We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.
    (Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. repr. In Alfred H. Barr Jr., Picasso: Fifty Years of His Art (1946). "Picasso Speaks," The Arts (New York, May 1923).)
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  • 73.
    We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.
    (Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. repr. In Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Picasso: Fifty Years of His Art (1946). "Picasso Speaks," The Arts (New York, May 1923).)
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  • 74.
    Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse.
    (Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), British author. Sir Impey Biggs, in Clouds of Witness, ch. 3 (1926).)
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  • 75.
    I'm not a judge. I'm a witness to the truth. So when I'm telling you the truth, I'm not judging you. I'm just... uhm, telling you the truth.
    (For people who accuse Christians of judgmentalism.)
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  • 76.
    ‪Liberalism is preaching a so-called 'grace' while neglecting the truth about grace. ‪Legalism is preaching a so-called 'truth' while neglecting the grace that the truth is talking about.
    (The fourth from my series of Facebook posts and Tweets under the hashtag 'GraceAndTruth'.)
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  • 77.
    Truth is as straight as an arrow, while a lie swivels all over the place. You can hide Truth under a doormat, but eventually the mat will rise very high with Time - forcing it to reveal all the truths it concealed.
    (Suzy Kassem)
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  • 78.
    Personal truth differs from one person to the next, so how can truth itself be a constant? At least we can listen to each other in truth?
    (Julia Woodman)
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  • 79.
    The object of oratory alone is not truth, but persuasion.
    (Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), British historian, Whig politician. The Works of Lord Macaulay, vol. 11 (1898). Essay on Athenian Orators, Knight's Quarterly Magazine (Aug. 1824).)
  • 80.
    To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 3, sc. 1, l. 143-4. Amazed that Titania makes love to him.)
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