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Quotes About Truth

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“We live in a world where unfortunately the distinction between true and false appears to become increasingly blurred by manipulation of facts, by exploitation of uncritical minds, and by the pollution of the language.”
Arne Tiselius

Rick Riordan
“So,’ Nico said, ‘since we’re going to be spending at least a year seeing each other at camp, I think I should clear the air.’ Percy’s smile wavered. ‘What do you mean?”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Sándor Márai
“And yet, sometimes facts are no more than pitiful consequences, because guilt does not reside in our acts but in the intentions that give rise to our act. Everything turns on our intentions.”
Sándor Márai, Embers

Clarence Darrow
“Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.”
Clarence Darrow

Henry James
“She took refuge on the firm ground of fiction, through which indeed there curled the blue river of truth.”
Henry James, What Maisie Knew

Paul Fussell
“Every war is ironic because every war is worse than expected. Every war constitutes an irony of situation because its means are so melodramatically disproportionate to its presumed ends.”
Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory
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Kathleen O'Dell
“And though there’s a grain of truth in every rumor, I’ve found that the worst gossip usually starts with something harmless.”
Kathleen O'Dell, The Aviary

Augusto Roa Bastos
“It is not by believing but by doubting that one can attain to the truth, which is ever changing form and condition.”
Augusto Roa Bastos, I, the Supreme

Brian Greene
“Physicists have come to realize that mathematics, when used with sufficient care, is a proven pathway to truth.”
Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
“It is almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody's beard.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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Michael Bassey Johnson
“You can believe in whatsoever you like, but the truth remains the truth, no matter how sweet the lie may taste.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Paula Stokes
“The truth doesn't get you very far on the streets, or in a group home, or even in high school. That's probably why the idea of Liars, Inc. appealed to me. Everybody lies. You might as well get paid for it.”
Paula Stokes, Liars, Inc.

Christopher Hawke
“It’s strange how what drives us may abandon us midstream, how what tickles our ears with lies one moment may tell us truths that knock us on our emotional ass the next.
After all, it is an unbelievably real world, with Darwin scribbling his thoughts into books and telling us what monkeys we are. Each of us explores possibility, hungry for sustaining adoration, yet we know enough to render ourselves helpless.
We strive and strain, bellow and believe, we learn, and everything we learn tells us the same thing: life is one great meaningful experience in a meaningless world. Brilliance has many parts, yet each part is incomplete.
We live, heal and attempt to piece together a picture worth the price of our very lives.
The picture I saw presented demonic executioners, who crippled those daring to look and consumed souls without defense. They’re everywhere. Some are people we know. Others are the great fears and addictions of our lives.”
Christopher Hawke

Anne Brontë
“All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity, that the dry, shriveled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut.”
Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey

Dennis Sharpe
“A lie's true power cannot be accurately measured by the number of people who believe its deception when it is told, it must be measured by the number of people who will go out after hearing it trying to convince others of its truth.”
Dennis Sharpe

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“There are three sides to every story: yours, theirs, and the truth somewhere in the middle.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx
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Confucius
“Die Wahrheit hat keinen Erfolg.”
Confucius, Gespräche
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Mark Twain
“This nation is like all the others that have been spewed upon the earth--ready to shout for any cause that will tickle its vanity or fill its pocket. What a hell of a heaven it will be when they get all these hypocrites assembled there!
- Letter to J. H. Twichell, 1/29/1901”
Mark Twain

“However cozy things seemed, the facts of life were the same. You couldn't escape death: It would get us all in the end.”
Rachel Ward, Numbers

Arundhati Roy
“It is such a supreme folly to believe that nuclear weapons are deadly only if they're used. The fact that they exist at all, their presence in our lives, will wreak more havoc than we can begin to fathom. Nuclear weapons pervade our thinking. Control our behavior. Administer our societies. Inform our dreams. They bury themselves like meat hooks deep in the base of our brains. They are purveyors of madness. They are the ultimate colonizer. Whiter than any white man that ever lived. The very heart of whiteness.”
Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

“Dream Song:

The heavens
Go with me. ”
Frances Densmore, American Indians and Their Music

Rachel Cohn
“Drosophila,” I said, remembering the word.
“What?” Lily asked.
“Why do girls always fall for guys with the at ention span of drosophila?”
“What?”
“Fruit flies. Guys with the attention span of fruit flies.”
“Because they’re hot?”
“This,” I told her, “is not the time for being truthful.”
Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Fidel Castro
“....Kebenaran tidak perlu di iklankan...”
Fidel Castro
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Graham Greene
“The truth, he thought, has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.”
Graham Greene

Alexandra Katehakis
“Yes, sex is troublesome and beautiful. And only when we drop our expectations, and know that we'll have moments of great sex and moments when our sexuality confounds, pains, or infuriates us, will we be liberated to enjoy it in a way that's true to ourselves.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Ransom Riggs
“I love you too, I wanted to say with as much hurtful sarcasm as I could muster, but she hadn't seen me, and I kept quiet. I did love her, of course, but mostly just because loving your mother is mandatory, not because she's someone I think I'd like very much if I met her walking down the street. Which she wouldn't be anyway; walking is for poor people”
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Jarod Kintz
“I’d rather go into a competition as the underdog. Less pressure to perform, and more motivation.”
Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

Alexandra Katehakis
“If we don’t honor our truth, how can we expect anyone else to do so?”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

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