Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness.
All propaganda is lies, even when one is telling the truth.1942 Diary entry,14 Mar.
It is now necessary to face the truth and to acknowledge against all prejudices that the struggle that the Albanian tribe is leading today is a natural and unavoidable historic struggle for a different political life than that experienced under Turkish rule – different also from that which its neighbours Serbia, Greece and Montenegro would like to force upon the Albanians.dimitrije tucović
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.
Everywhere the sea is a teacher of truth. I am not sure that the best thing I find in sailing is not this salt of reality.c.1910 The Cruise of the Nona.
The life-boat may have a tasteful bend and beautiful decoration, but these are not the qualities for which I prize it; it was my salvation from the howling sea! So the interest which a regenerate soul takes in the Bible, is founded on a personal application to the heart of the saving truth which it contains.james waddel alexander
If the test of truth lay in a show of hands or a counting of heads, the system of magic might appeal, with far more reason than the Catholic Church, to the proud motto, Quod semper, quod ubique, quod ab omnibus [always, everywhere, and by all], as the sure and certain credential of its own infallibility.james frazer
The principle of collective leadership is elementary for a proletarian party and for a party of the Lenin type. Nevertheless, we must emphasize this old truth, because for about 20 years we have had practically no collective leadership; there flourished the cult of the individual which was condemned first by Marx and then by Lenin. And this, of course, could not but reflect negatively on the position of the party and its work.anastas mikoyan
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?
I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty; I woke, and found that life was Duty. Was thy dream then a shadowy lie? Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly; And thou shalt find thy dream to be A truth and noonday light to thee.Life a Duty, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Straight is the line of Duty, / Curved is the line of Beauty, / Follow the straight line, thou hall see / The curved line ever follow thee", William Maccall (c. 1830).
Flight, or an escape from arrest for felony, is an acknowledgment of guilt . . . every man, who is accused, is bound to submit himself to the judgment of the law; and, whether it be a trespass, or whether it be a felony with which he is charged, it may, with truth, be said of him who shrinks from trial facinus fatetur qui judicium fugit.Day, J., Johnson's Case (1805), 29 How. St. Tr. 192.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.Albert Einstein, in a letter to Jost Winteler, c.1901. Highfield, Roger; Carter, Paul (1994), "The Delicate Subject", The Private Lives of Albert Einstein (1st United States ed.), St. Martin's Press (Macmillan), pp. 78–79, ISBN 9780312302276, OCLC 29702990, retrieved on August 11, 2012
In vino veritas. (In wine, there is the truth).Pliny the Elder.
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