Truth

Truth has not such an urgent air.

Man cannot live by bread alone. The making of money, the accumulation of material power, is not all there is to living. Life is something more than these, and the man who misses this truth misses the greatest joy and satisfaction that can come into his life - service for others.

Truth is only developed in the hour of need; time, and not man, discovers it.

Every error is truth abused.

Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.

The appalling thing about war is that it kills all love of truth.

Truth exists, only lies have to be invented.

It is better to inspire the heart with a noble sentiment than to teach the mind a truth of science.

Give a child the habit of sacredly regarding the truth - of carefully respecting the property of others - of scrupulously abstaining from all acts of improvidence which can involve him in distress, and he will just as likely think of rushing into the element in which he cannot breathe, as of lying or cheating or stealing.

For truth there is no deadline.

Nowhere are prejudices more mistaken for truth, passion for reason, and invective for documentation than in politics. That is a realm, peopled only by villains or heroes, in which everything is black or white and gray is a forbidden color.

I am a fellow citizen of all men who think. Truth; that is my country.

The simple truth is, that there has lived on the earth, “appearing at intervals,” for thousands of years among ordinary men, the first faint beginnings of another race; walking the earth and breathing the air with us, but at the same time walking another earth and breathing another air of which we know little or nothing, but which is, all the same, our spiritual life, as its absence would be our spiritual death. This new race is in act of being born from us, and in the near future it will occupy and possess the earth.

The wise man learns to meet the changing circumstances of life with an equitable spirit, being neither elated by success nor depressed by failure. Thus one realizes the truth of non-duality.

Arm thyself for the truth!

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes not victories without it.

Nothing conveys a more inaccurate idea of a whole truth than a part of a truth so prominently brought forth as to throw the other parts into shadow. This is the art of caricature.

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

There is no permanent absolute unchangeable truth; what we should pursue is the most convenient arrangement of our ideas.

Adversity is the first path to truth.