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Quotes About Truth

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William Wilberforce
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
William Wilberforce

Martin Luther King Jr.
“On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the question, is it right?

There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Niels Bohr
“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”
Niels Bohr

H.G. Wells
“The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.”
H.G. Wells

Suzanne Collins
“I no longer feel allegiance to these monsters called human beings, despise being one myself. I think that Peeta was onto something about us destroying one another and letting some decent species take over. Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its differences. You can spin it any way you like. Snow thought the Hunger Games were an efficient means of control. Coin thought the parachutes would expedite the war. But in the end, who does it benefit? No one. The truth is, it benefits no one to live in a world where these things happen.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

A.W. Tozer
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
A.W. Tozer

Tahereh Mafi
“I’m not sure. But there’s something about the darkness, the stillness of this hour, I think, that creates a language of its own. There’s a strange kind of freedom in the dark; a terrifying vulnerability we allow ourselves at exactly the wrong moment, tricked by the darkness into thinking it will keep our secrets. We forget that the blackness is not a blanket; we forget that the sun will soon rise. But in the moment, at least, we feel brave enough to say things we’d never say in the light.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

William Shakespeare
“What's done cannot be undone.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

José N. Harris
“There is beauty in truth, even if it's painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don't teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one's character, one's mind, one's heart or one's soul.”
José N. Harris

Jarod Kintz
“The truth is like a nipple: the more you twist it, the more somebody is going to get hurt.”
Jarod Kintz

Leo Tolstoy
“Muhammad has always been standing higher than the Christianity. He does not consider god as a human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammad is his Messenger. There is no any mystery and secret in it.”
Leo Tolstoy

Robin Hobb
“When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool you end up looking like a moron instead.”
Robin Hobb, Assassin's Apprentice

Simone Elkeles
“Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You'll definitely be happier.”
Simone Elkeles, How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation

Audre Lorde
“I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you.... What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language."

I began to ask each time: "What's the worst that could happen to me if I tell this truth?" Unlike women in other countries, our breaking silence is unlikely to have us jailed, "disappeared" or run off the road at night. Our speaking out will irritate some people, get us called bitchy or hypersensitive and disrupt some dinner parties. And then our speaking out will permit other women to speak, until laws are changed and lives are saved and the world is altered forever.

Next time, ask: What's the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it's personal. And the world won't end.

And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don't miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution." And at last you'll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.”
Audre Lorde

Margaret Atwood
“A truth should exist,
it should not be used
like this. If I love you

is that a fact or a weapon?”
Margaret Atwood

René Descartes
“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”
René Descartes

Malcolm X
“Truth is on the side of the oppressed.”
Malcolm X

Natsuki Takaya
“I love the stars.
Because they can't say anything.
I love the stars.
Because they do not judge anyone.”
Natsuki Takaya

C.G. Jung
“Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not. ”
C.G. Jung

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“There are few reasons for telling the truth, but for lying the number is infinite.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Harold Pinter
“There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened.”
Harold Pinter, Old Times

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

Myra McEntire
“Most of what I say is complete truth. My edit button is broken.”
Myra McEntire, Hourglass

Mahatma Gandhi
“I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Al Pacino
“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.”
Al Pacino

Albert Einstein
“The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.”
Albert Einstein

Nicholas Sparks
“I'm sure you think that I don't understand what you're going through, but I do. It's just that sometimes, our future is dictated by what we are, opposed to what we want.”
Nicholas Sparks

Jiddu Krishnamurti
“It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom

Bertrand Russell
“To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it.”
Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

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