Seeking Truth Quotes

Quotes tagged as "seeking-truth" (showing 1-30 of 60)
“I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life's illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Featherweight by Suzy Kassem


One evening,
I sat by the ocean and questioned the moon about my destiny.
I revealed to it that I was beginning to feel smaller compared to others,
Because the more secrets of the universe I would unlock,
The smaller in size I became.

I didn't understand why I wasn't feeling larger instead of smaller.
I thought that seeking Truth was what was required of us all –
To show us the way, not to make us feel lost,
Up against the odds,
In a devilish game partitioned by
An invisible wall.

Then the next morning,
A bird appeared at my window, just as the sun began
Spreading its yolk over the horizon.
It remained perched for a long time,
Gazing at me intently, to make sure I knew I wasn’t dreaming.
Then its words gently echoed throughout my mind,
Telling me:

'The world you are in –
Is the true hell.
The journey to Truth itself
Is what quickens the heart to become lighter.
The lighter the heart, the purer it is.
The purer the heart, the closer to light it becomes.
And the heavier the heart,
The more chained to this hell
It will remain.'

And just like that, it flew off towards the sun,
Leaving behind a tiny feather.
So I picked it up,
And fastened it to a toothpick,
To dip into ink
And write my name.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as being right, and what is right being pushed as being wrong. We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular. And we awaken by turning on the light inside when everything outside feels dark.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Truth searches for no one. It waits to be found.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Dianna Hardy
“It certainly is a puzzle.” He turned back to the broken road. “But sometimes to find the answer, you have to take a leap of faith.”
Dianna Hardy, Summer's End

Mary Renault
“We shall either find what we are seeking, or free ourselves from the persuasion that we know what we do not know.”
Mary Renault, The Last of the Wine

Bryant McGill
“We must become reacquainted with our true human selves.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Albert Hourani
“We should not be ashamed to acknowledge truth from whatever source it comes to us, even if it is brought to us by former generations and foreign people. For him who seeks the truth there is nothing if higher value than truth itself”
Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples

Jay Woodman
“We are the universe seeking truth.”
Jay Woodman

“Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away.”
Hakuin

Nadine Brandes
“My train of thought felt rebellious, but also... organic. Cleansing. Like that was what men were supposed to do. Be seekers of the answers and the truth. To be above the influence and opinions of the outspoken.”
Nadine Brandes, Fawkes

Ken Ilgunas
“... But these skeptics are only selectively skeptical. They think themselves enlightened for resisting all this new proof and remaining steadfast in mistrusting anything that someone else says. But it is a false enlightenment to accept only those ideas that align with one's worldview and reject those that don't.”
Ken Ilgunas, Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland

“Happy soul and a hardcore procrastinator seeking truth.”
Pallav Gautam

“We ought not to be embarrassed of appreciating the truth and of obtaining it wherever it comes from, even if it comes from races distant and nations different from us. Nothing should be dearer to the seeker of truth than the truth itself, and there is no deterioration of the truth, nor belittling either of one who speaks it or conveys it.”
al-Kindī

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Read and search for the answers you seek.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Timeless resources exist, if you will ask the Creator.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Open the book and read it to renew your mind.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Ana Claudia Antunes
“A Speechmaker's Prayer:
"Let each word of mine be tender and sweet,
Just in case someone might make me eat it.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The search for the soul is sacred adventure.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Vironika Tugaleva
“Just because you feel lost doesn't mean that you're doing something wrong. Feeling certain that you are correct in every decision and situation is an addiction. If you think that the journey of self-discovery will bring you more solid facts and certainties about yourself and the world, you will be frustrated. The more you see, the more lost you will feel. That is natural. The more you discover of yourself, the more confused you will become. This is natural. The wiser you get, the more you will see that there are many paths walked by just as many people, and that just because yours is different from someone else's doesn't mean one of you is wrong. This is natural. Over time, you will develop humility, compassion, and a higher tolerance for confusion. If you allow the feeling of being lost to drive you into a search for absolute truths and correct answers, you may feel more secure when you get there, but in reality, you will be taking a step back. Allow yourself to be lost, and you will see so much more of the forest of your soul than if you beeline back for the trail. Explore. Get lost. Embrace the inevitability of confusion.”
Vironika Tugaleva

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If you do not ask questions, how can you find the answers you seek?”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“In my quest to search for knowledge, I know God, the source of knowledge.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lisa Mischelle Wood
“Your presence fills every space of a heart that seeks to find; Your love is here to save us and Your name is love defined.”
Lisa Mischelle Wood, Just Believe: A Collection of Christian Poetry

Lailah Gifty Akita
“True education is enlightenment.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Garry Fitchett
“Oh what a feeling when you happen upon a book that seems to pour truth directly into your head.”
Garry Fitchett

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Desire, dream and seek.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Yeonmi Park
“It's not easy to give up a world view that is built into you bones and imprinted in your brain like the sound of your own father's voice.”
Yeonmi Park, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

“I wish to have a taste of what the best version of myself (i.e. the image of GOD in me) feels like.”
Pamela Mandela Idenya, Living the Common Prayers: Turning Basic Catholic Prayers Into Living Prayers

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Truth and Wisdom are always attractive and beautiful even when they are not attractive and beautiful, or mankind would not be seeking them so much despite the harsh reality they portrayed at times.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly

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