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Quotations About / On: TRUTH

  • 21.
    Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Yellow Face," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).)
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  • 22.
    ... instinct is the direct connection with truth.
    (Laurette Taylor (1887-1946), U.S. actor. First published in "The Quality You Need Most," Green Book Magazine (April 1914): 556-562. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). Referring to acting.)
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  • 23.
    Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 24.
    Truth never damages a cause that is just.
    (Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 162 (1949).)
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  • 25.
    The words of truth are simple.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 162.)
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  • 26.
    The truth usually has a slightly ugly look.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 27.
    Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.
    (Joseph Roux (1834-1886), French priest, writer. Meditations of a Parish Priest, pt. 1, no. 76 (1886).)
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  • 28.
    Disillusionment is not truth.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 29.
    Truth usually stammers at first.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 30.
    We are all afraid of the truth.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 287, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Ecce Homo, "Why I Am So Clever," section 4 (prepared for publication 1888, published posthumously 1908).)
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