By Linda Fisher Thornton
Reflections on Truth
We’ve heard the expressions “truth is in the eye of the beholder” and “the truth shall set you free.” What is this truth that so many have spoken of? How do we find it? How does it relate to ethics? Ponder those important questions as you explore this collection of quotes about truth.
A Collection of Important Quotes About Truth
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. Leo Tolstoy
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society. Thomas Jefferson
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius
There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. Maya Angelou
If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme. Pablo Picasso
Justice and truth are such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately. Blaise Pascal
The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. John F. Kennedy
People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. Andy Rooney
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. Rene Descartes
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
According to the wisdom in these quotations, truth is not simple or easily found and there is an element of growth and open-mindedness required on the seeker’s journey.
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