Quotations About / On: TRUTH

  • 1.
    There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
    (Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), British philosopher. Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead, prologue, ed. Lucien Price (1954).)
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  • 2.
    The truth is never too young or too old; the truth is always the truth.
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 3.
    The truth is clean to see! Because, the truth is always the truth.
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  • 4.
    An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976). Die Fackel, no. 270/71 (Vienna, January 19, 1909).)
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  • 5.
    What use soever be made of truth, yet truth is truth, and now the question is not, what is fit to be preached, but what is true.
    (Thomas Hobbes (1579-1688), British philosopher. English Works, "Of Liberty and Necessity," p. 252, ed. Molesworth (1839-1845). Concerning the pernicious use that may be used of the doctrine of predestination.)
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  • 6.
    An aphorism never coincides with the truth: it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 7.
    Always couple grace with truth and truth with grace.
    (The third from from my series of Facebook posts and Tweets under the hashtag 'GraceAndTruth'.)
    More quotations from: Yehoshua Shim'onai
  • 8.
    The only pathway to the truth is the truth itself
    More quotations from: Sheldon Carruthers
  • 9.
    Belief in the truth commences with the doubting of all those "truths" we once believed.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 387, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 20, "Truth Will Have No Other Gods Alongside It," (1879).)
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  • 10.
    An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.
    (Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 37 (1901).)
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