Reason means truth and those who are not governed by it take the chance that someday the sunken fact will rip the bottom out of their boat
Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact
In a state-run society the government promises you security. But it's a false promise predicated on the idea that the opposite of security is risk. Nothing could be further from the truth. The opposite of security is insecurity, and the only way to overcome insecurity is to take risks. The gentle government that promises to hold your hand as you cross the street refuses to let go on the other side
The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests.
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth
Seek truth in meditation, not in moldy books. Look in the sky to find the moon, not in the pond
It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most on Divine truth, that will prove the choicest, wisest, strongest Christian.
Meditation is that exercise of the mind by which it recalls a known truth,--as some kinds of creatures do their food; to be ruminated upon.
It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames
I don't wish her any ill will. I think it's very hard for everyone to participate in the illusion she presents as her truth
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities --a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces --a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life.
Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.
Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully
Superstition, idolatry and hypocrisy have ample wages, but the truth goes begging.
We can always get along better by reason and love of truth than by worry of conscience and remorse. Harmful are these, and evil.
When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power.
Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul
Whatever games are played with us, we must
play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.
Truth is inner harmony.