Quotations About / On: TRUTH

  • 11.
    When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 83 (1955).)
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  • 12.
    Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
    (Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930), French filmmaker, author. Le Petit Soldat (film) (direction and screenplay, 1960).)
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  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative.
    (Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. repr. As Autobiography (1971). Memoirs of my Life, introduction (1796).)
  • 15.
    Eclecticism. Every truth is so true that any truth must be false.
    (F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 6 (1930).)
  • 16.
    Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.
    (Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VI.3.)
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  • 17.
    The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Civil Disobedience," originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government" (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 384, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 18.
    The truth will never bring you shame.
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  • 19.
    The mouth of the truth educates many.
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  • 20.
    Common sense: "Familiarity is the test of truth."
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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