Honour belongs to those who never forsake the truth even when things seem dark & grim, who try over & over again, who are never discouraged by insults, humiliation & even defeat.
All propaganda is lies, even when one is telling the truth.1942 Diary entry,14 Mar.
And the supreme glory of all this, my love, is to think that maybe this isn't true, neither may I believe it true. And when lying starts giving us pleasure, let's speak the truth so that we lie to it.Original: E a suprema glória disto tudo, meu amor, é pensar que talvez isto não seja verdade, nem eu o creia verdadeiro.
E quando a mentira comece a dar-nos prazer, falemos a verdade para lhe mentirmos.
All of these credited for righteousness, going back from Abraham to the first man, could be described as Christians in fact if not in name, without exceeding the truth. For the name means that the Christian, through the knowledge and teaching of Christ, excels in self-control and righteousness, in disciplines and virtue, and in the confession of the one and only God over all, and in all this they showed no less zeal than we.eusebius of caesarea
To get, then, the mind of Christ,'and to declare it, is the primary end of the teaching offices of the church. The living body of sympathetic men, saturated with the truth and feeling of the Book, must bring it into contact with other men, through that marvelous organ the human voice, and with such aid as comes from the subtle sympathy that pervades assemblies of human beings.john hall
Sexual integrity means honestly recognizing our own impulses and desires and honoring them, whether or not we choose to act on them. If we value integrity, we must also value diversity in sexual expression and orientation, recognizing that there is no one truth, or one way, that fits everyone.Sexuality is sacred because through it we make a connection with another self — but it is misused and perverted when it becomes an arena of power-over, a means of treating another — or oneself — as an object.starhawk
Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.Kahlil Gibran, The Vision.
The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.Appendix, Scepticism of the Instrument
The advent of truth, like the dawn of day, agitates the elements, while it disperses the gloom.Elias Lyman Magoon, p. 604. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Since the beginning of time tricksters (the mythological origin of all clowns ) have embraced life's paradoxes, creating coherence through confusion adding disorder to the world in order to expose its lies and speak the truth .Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) official site : Rebel Clowning : What is it?
Let the Bible itself dwell in you Christ's own word in Christ's own tone the truth as it was in Jesus truth dissolved in love, and redolent of sanctity.P. 91. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
From the time of the North Briton of the unprincipled Wilkes , a notion has been entertained that the moral spine in Scotland is more flexible than in England. The truth however is, that an elementary difference exists in the public feelings of the two nations quite as great as in the idioms of their respective dialects. The English are a justice-loving people, according to charter and statute; the Scotch are a wrong-resenting race, according to right and feeling: and the character of liberty among them takes its aspect from that peculiarity.John Galt Ringan Gilhaize (Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1823) vol. 3, p. 313.
CIRCA aims to make clowning dangerous again, to bring it back to the street, restore its disobedience and give it back the social function it once had: its ability to disrupt, critique and heal society. Since the beginning of time tricksters (the mythological origin of all clowns) have embraced life's paradoxes , creating coherence through confusion adding disorder to the world in order to expose its lies and speak the truth .CIRCA site page : Rebel Clowning : What is it?
In vino veritas. (In wine, there is the truth).Pliny the Elder.
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others.Charles Caleb Colton, in Miss Tonks Turns to Crime, p.22