Quotes About Truth

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Mike  Norton
“Never say that you can't do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can't be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.

Master yourself, and become king of the world around you. Let no odds, chastisement, exile, doubt, fear, or ANY mental virii prevent you from accomplishing your dreams. Never be a victim of life; be it's conqueror.”
Mike Norton

Catherine of Siena
“Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.”
Catherine of Siena

Shannon L. Alder
“Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past.”
Shannon L. Alder

Mary Renault
“There is only one kind of shock worse than the totally unexpected: the expected for which one has refused to prepare.”
Mary Renault, The Charioteer

Bisco Hatori
“Isn't strength the ability to renounce every lie in your heart?”
Bisco Hatori, Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 7

Philip Roth
“Life is just a short period of time in which you are alive.”
Philip Roth, American Pastoral

Joyce Cary
“To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true. It's a new world every heart beat.”
Joyce Cary, The Horse's Mouth

Sarah Dessen
“But you don’t have to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.”
“You don’t have to assume the worst about everyone, either. The world isn’t always out to get you.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Mira Grant
“It is what it is. Isn't that how these things always go? They are what they are. We just get to cope.”
Mira Grant, Feed

Sarah Dessen
“You know the minute you stop thinking about it, it'll happen.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Mitch Albom
“This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Terry Hayes
“In war, the first casualty is truth.”
Terry Hayes, I Am Pilgrim

Kelli Jae Baeli
“You have to be able to recognize your truths in the daylight before you can find them in the dark.”
Kelli Jae Baeli, Immortality or Something Like It

V.C. Andrews
“Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away.”
V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

“We need to be fit and ready for anything that might come our way.”
Aaron B. Powell, Doomsday Diaries

“The human ego is the ugliest part of man. We lift up men who only show us darkness, and put down those brave enough to show us the light. Likewise, people engage in darkness when it is light outside, and acknowledge the light only when it is dark. We abandon those fighting for us to cheer behind those fighting against us. And, we only remember good people and God when it is convenient for us, and take them for granted because their doors are always open - only to chase after closed doors and personalities void of substance and truth.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Craig Silvey
“You need to understand that truth is stranger than fiction. Listen: people are willing to swallow any old tripe as long as you say it without flinching. They want to be told stuff. And they don't want to doubt you either. It's too hard.”
Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones

Suzanne Finnamore
“My mother is a firm believer in the long pause, useful in interrogations, proclamations of truth, and the occasional cutting dead of someone without their knowing it.”
Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

Glenn Beck
“Defeat anger, stop using it as a shield against truth, and you will find the compassion you need to forgive the people you love.”
Glenn Beck, The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life

Robert G. Ingersoll
“When I became convinced that the Universe is natural – that all the ghosts and gods are myths, there entered into my brain, into my soul, into every drop of my blood, the sense, the feeling, the joy of freedom. The walls of my prison crumbled and fell, the dungeon was flooded with light and all the bolts, and bars, and manacles became dust. I was no longer a servant, a serf or a slave. There was for me no master in all the wide world -- not even in infinite space. I was free -- free to think, to express my thoughts -- free to live to my own ideal -- free to live for myself and those I loved -- free to use all my faculties, all my senses -- free to spread imagination's wings -- free to investigate, to guess and dream and hope -- free to judge and determine for myself -- free to reject all ignorant and cruel creeds, all the "inspired" books that savages have produced, and all the barbarous legends of the past -- free from popes and priests -- free from all the "called" and "set apart" -- free from sanctified mistakes and holy lies -- free from the fear of eternal pain -- free from the winged monsters of the night -- free from devils, ghosts and gods. For the first time I was free. There were no prohibited places in all the realms of thought -- no air, no space, where fancy could not spread her painted wings -- no chains for my limbs -- no lashes for my back -- no fires for my flesh -- no master's frown or threat – no following another's steps -- no need to bow, or cringe, or crawl, or utter lying words. I was free. I stood erect and fearlessly, joyously, faced all worlds.

And then my heart was filled with gratitude, with thankfulness, and went out in love to all the heroes, the thinkers who gave their lives for the liberty of hand and brain -- for the freedom of labor and thought -- to those who fell on the fierce fields of war, to those who died in dungeons bound with chains -- to those who proudly mounted scaffold's stairs -- to those whose bones were crushed, whose flesh was scarred and torn -- to those by fire consumed -- to all the wise, the good, the brave of every land, whose thoughts and deeds have given freedom to the sons of men. And then I vowed to grasp the torch that they had held, and hold it high, that light might conquer darkness still.”
Robert G. Ingersoll

“Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.”

David Foster Wallace
“Think of the old cliché about the mind being 'an excellent servant but a terrible master'. This, like many clichés, so lame & banal on the surface, actually expresses a great & terrible truth.”
David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

Markus Zusak
“Very quickly, very suddenly, words fell through my mind. They landed on the floor of my thoughts, and in there, down there, I started to pick the words up. They were excerpts of truth gathered from inside me.”
Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

Pierre Bayard
“The books we love offer a sketch of a whole universe that we secretly inhabit, and in which we desire the other person to assume a role.

One of the conditions of happy romantic compatibility is, if not to have read the same books, to have read at least some books in common with the other person—which means, moreover, to have non-read the same books. From the beginning of the relationship, then, it is crucial to show that we can match the expectations of our beloved by making him or her sense the proximity of our inner libraries.”
Pierre Bayard, How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

Umberto Eco
“Not bad, not bad at all," Diotallevi said. "To arrive at the truth through the painstaking reconstruction of a false text.”
Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum

Sheri S. Tepper
“I tell you, lad, that men will believe is one says, "The Gods say..." They will believe if one says, "I had a Vision..." They will believe if one says, "It was told me on a tablet of hidden gold..." But, if one says, "History teaches," then they will not believe.”
Sheri S. Tepper, King's Blood Four

Laurell K. Hamilton
“There's Only so much emotional super glue in a person's soul, that everything just stays broken.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Incubus Dreams
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Toba Beta
“Pick a truth that blesses your life!”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

George Sand
“Le vrai est trop simple, il faut y arriver toujours par le compliqué."

("The truth is too simple: one must always get there by a complicated route.")

[Letter to Armand Barbès, 12 May 1867]”
George Sand, Correspondance

Thomas Henry Huxley
“The scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.”
Thomas Henry Huxley, Collected Essays of Thomas Henry Huxley

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