There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth
There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
Self is ingenious, crooked, and, governed by subtle and snaky desire, admits of endless turnings and qualifications, and the deluded worshippers of self vainly imagine that they can gratify every worldly desire, and at the same time possess the Truth
In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
In Buddhism we have relative truth and absolute truth.
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people
Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait...The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies
Nothing is beautiful, except man alone: all aesthetics rests upon this na‘vet», which is its first truth. Let us immediately add the second: nothing is ugly except the degenerating manůand with this the realm of aesthetic judgment is circumscribed.
A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.
Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth and the soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height.
Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things.
There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.
No matter what verbal space you try to enclose Zen in, it resists, and spills over ... the Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.
Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.
Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.
A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.
A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.
Light is the symbol of truth.