Quotations About / On:
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.
(Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VI.3.)
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).)
The truth will never bring you shame.
The mouth of the truth educates many.
Common sense: "Familiarity is the test of truth."
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)