What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe.
Obstinacy is the strength of the weak. Firmness founded upon principle, upon the truth and right, order and law, duty and generosity, is the obstinacy of sages.
Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice.
Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in truth Is a supremely successful day.
If a man is in too big a hurry to give up an error he is liable to
give up some truth with it.
Cautiousness in judgment is nowadays to be recommended to each and every one: if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient.
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
Truth is the most powerful thing in the world, since even fiction itself must be governed by it, and can only please by its resemblance.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself..
I do not see the motivation to lie, it is a known fact that truth can be more interesting than the strangest of fictions.
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
We are so cleverly manipulated and influenced by the media and establishments on both the right and left, that the truth has become hopelessly lost in semantics.
Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact.
The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
Nonsense is a kind of exuberant capering round a discovered truth.
A man with convictions finds an answer for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.
Truth comes to us from the past, then, like gold washed down from the mountains.
God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?
Every social trait labelled masculine or feminine is in truth a human trait. It is our human right to develop and contribute our talents whatever our race, sex, religion, ancestry, age. Human rights are indivisible!
Each of us is born with the potential for the unfolding of our true self. When you deviate from the truth, you are interfering with the intention of something greater than you are- call it nature or a higher power. As a result, you develop discomfort.
We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth.