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Just as a tested and rugged virtue of the moral hero is worth more than the lovely, tender, untried innocence of the child, so is the massive strength of a soul that has conquered truth for itself worth more than the soft peach-bloom faith of a soul that takes truth on trust. - Francis Ellington Abbot
Hell is truth seen too late. -
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. - Herbert Sebastian Agar
Whoever sets out to persuade men to accept a new idea, or one which seems to be new, not just as an idea, but as a truth that is felt, should know beforehand that the human mind is not a blank sheet, on which one an write with ease, and should not therefore grieve or despair when he finds that people do not pay attention to him. - Ahad HaAm, pen name, born Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous. - Shana Alexander, fully Shana Agar Alexander
Once thing here is worth a great deal, to pass thy life in truth and justice, with a benevolent disposition even to liars and unjust men. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Right thinking is a prerequisite to right living... In truth the destiny of any life is determined by what fills that mind. - Roy I. Bagley
Beauty, like truth and justice, lives within us; like virtue, and like moral law, it is a companion of the soul. - George Bancroft
The truth shall set you free. -
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. - William Blake
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