Friday, May 14, 2010

Nothin' but the truth...

"I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words - and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions."

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
~George Orwell"  

"By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth."

"The truth isn't always beauty, 

but the hunger for it is."
~Nadine Gordimer

"Wisdom is found only in truth."

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A thing is not necessarily
true because a man dies for it."
~ Oscar Wilde

only reveals itself
when one gives up all
preconceived ideas."

“The truth is rarely pure
  and never simple.”
  ~ Oscar Wilde

"Nothing is easier
 than self-deceit.
 For what each man wishes,
 that he also
 believes to be true."

"Believe those who are seeking
the truth; doubt those who find it."
~Andre Gide

"The ultimate test
of what a truth means
is the conduct it
dictates or inspires."
~ William James

"Truth resides in every human heart,
and one has to search for it there,
and to be guided
by truth as one sees it.
But no one has a right
to coerce others to act according
to his own view of truth. 
~Edmund Burke

"Ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you mad."
~Aldous Huxley

"It's no wonder that truth
is stranger than fiction,
Fiction has to make sense."

~Mark Twain

"I'm for truth,
no matter who tells it.
I'm for justice,
no matter who
it's for
or against."
~Malcolm X 

is mighty and will prevail.
There is nothing the matter with
this, except that it ain't so."

~Mark Twain

"What people believe
prevails over the truth."


"I believe that
unarmed truth and
unconditional love
will have the final
word in reality."
 ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie."

"I preach there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else's. But behind all of them there is only one truth and that is that there's no truth."

"People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies."

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."

"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters."

"There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie."

"The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time."

"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake."

"I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth."

"Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love."

~George Bernard Shaw


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