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We catch on to the truth and technique of expectation in those rare moments when we are stirred by an awareness of a guidance seemingly higher and greater than our own, when for a little while we are taken over by a force and an intelligence above and beyond those commonly felt. Confident and free, filled with wonder and ready acceptance, we permit ourselves to be taken over by our unquestioning self.
~ Dr. Marcus Bach

 

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Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.
~ Richard Bach

 

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Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. [The Savior's Manual]
~ Richard Bach

 

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Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
~ Azel Backus

 

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It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth... and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Truth arises more readily from error than from confusion.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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You never find yourself until you face the truth.
~ Pearl Bailey

 

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Too much truth is uncouth.
~ Franklin Pierce Adams

 

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The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.
~ Alfred Adler

 

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If ever we hear a case of lying, we must look for a severe parents. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
~ Alfred Adler

 

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That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
~ Sherwood Anderson

 

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The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
~ Hannah Arendt

 

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Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
~ Aristotle

 

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The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
~ Aristotle

 

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A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
~ St. Augustine

 

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One universe made up all that is; and one God in it all, and one principle of being, and one law, the reason shared by all thinking creatures, and one truth.
~ Marcus Aurelius

 

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A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.
~ James Baldwin

 

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We take our shape, it is true, within and against that cage of reality bequeathed us at our birth; and yet is precisely through our dependence on this reality that we are most endlessly betrayed.
~ James Baldwin

 

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It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
~ Arthur James Balfour

 

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