There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.
Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
Some `advanced thinkers' are of the opinion that anyone who differs from the conventional opinion must be in the right. This is a delusion; if it were not, truth would be easier to come by than it is
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil - remain detached from the great
There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.
Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.
Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.
The duty of criticism is neither to depreciate nor dignify by partial representations, but to hold out the light of reason, whatever it may discover; and to promulgate the determinations of truth, whatever she shall dictate
There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.
Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence.
Bad science and bad religion simply swap roles, the former proclaiming Truth, the latter worshiping Doubt
If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.
Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth
The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it
A man with a grain of faith in God never loses hope, because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth
Exercise of faith will be the safest where there is a clear determination summarily to reject all that is contrary to truth and love
All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect and liable to error
Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.