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1. “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”

Tags : Best Life Love Mistakes Out Of Control Truth Worst

2. “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”

Tags : Lies Lying Memory Truth
Author : Mark Twain

3. “I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!”

Tags : Human Humanity Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspiring Life Life And Living Living People Self Awareness Stars Strength Supernova Truth
Author : C. JoyBell C.

4. “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

Tags : Belief Death Ideals Martyr Truth
Author : Oscar Wilde

5. “All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable."REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE."Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—"YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES."So we can believe the big ones?"YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING."They're not the same at all!"YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED."Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point—"MY POINT EXACTLY.”

Tags : Belief Justice Lies Mercy Truth
Source : Hogfather

6. “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”

Tags : Belief Life And Death Truth
Author : C.S. Lewis

7. “You don’t believe things because they make your life better, you believe them because they’re true.”

Tags : Belief Truth
Author : Veronica Roth
Source : Allegiant

8. “The worst thing in life is having parents that always stand against you and never with you. They discourage you, instill fear in you, hold you back, push you down and never encourage you to fly forward. When I have kids, they'll already be born with propellers with added wings. Even if one tells me they want to go learn how to ride lions in Africa, if their heart is driving that desire, I'd say "DO IT".If we throw blankets over our children's dreams, we darken their world and extinguish their desire to live. I'd rather my kid die with a wild fire in his/her heart than with a malfunctioning or drained out fuse. Always allow your kids to keep humming with dreams and ideas that fuel their passions. Never tell them something is impossible. If you have a really strong determined kid, they'll go out there killing themselves trying to do the unachievable just to prove you wrong. And if you have a weak kid, they'll give up on life and settle for bagging Cokes and potato chips at your local grocery store.”

Tags : Ambitions Child Children Courage Daughter Desires Despair Discourage Discouragement Father Fear Fire Fly Heart Hope Kid Kids Mother Optimism Parenthood Parenting Passion Pessimism Settle Support Weak
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

9. “It’s strange how what drives us may abandon us midstream, how what tickles our ears with lies one moment may tell us truths that knock us on our emotional ass the next. After all, it is an unbelievably real world, with Darwin scribbling his thoughts into books and telling us what monkeys we are. Each of us explores possibility, hungry for sustaining adoration, yet we know enough to render ourselves helpless. We strive and strain, bellow and believe, we learn, and everything we learn tells us the same thing: life is one great meaningful experience in a meaningless world. Brilliance has many parts, yet each part is incomplete. We live, heal and attempt to piece together a picture worth the price of our very lives. The picture I saw presented demonic executioners, who crippled those daring to look and consumed souls without defense. They’re everywhere. Some are people we know. Others are the great fears and addictions of our lives.”

Tags : Abandon Abandoned Abandonment Addiction Addictions Darwin Fears Lies Monkeys Possibility Truth

10. “The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

Tags : Truth
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

11. “Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”

Tags : Denial Honesty Truth
Source : A Game of Thrones

12. “There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

Tags : Death Legacy Life Muad Dib Philosophy Truth Wisdom
Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Dune

13. “Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and it has power," Tuek said. "You might find the line between life and death among the Fremen to be too sharp and quick.”

Tags : Inspirational Philosophy Truth
Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Dune

14. “My father once told me that respect for truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. 'Something cannot emerge from nothing,' he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable 'the truth' can be.”

Tags : Morality Truth
Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Dune

15. “I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?”

Tags : Beatles Dragons Dreamers Dreaming Dreams Fairies Faith Mythology Nightmares Reality Truth
Author : John Lennon

16. “The more I see, the less I know for sure.”

Tags : Beatles Life Perception Truth
Author : John Lennon

17. “Nothing is real.”

Tags : Beatles Reality Truth
Author : John Lennon
Source : Beatles Lyrics

18. “You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”

Tags : Christianity Fundamentalism God Humor Idolatry Misattributed To Anne Lamott Spirituality Truth
Author : Anne Lamott

19. “How hurtful it can be to deny one's true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”

Tags : Life Lessons Psychology Spirituality Truth
Author : June Ahern

20. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”

Tags : Forgiveness Inspirational Letting Go Life Motivational Moving Forward Truth
Source : Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

21. “Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”

Tags : Cyberpunk Elven Elves Friendship Human Behavior Humanity Humankind Inside Ourselves Insightful Life Life Lessons Love Meaning Of Life Omar Khan Nq Mobile Reflective Social Commentary Social Issues Social Science Society Truth Urban Fantasy Ya Urban Fantasy Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Literature Young Adult Novels
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Other Side of Life

22. “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

Tags : Desire Emotion Friendship Honesty Imagination Individuality Life Love Passion Reality Relationships Romance Truth Wisdom Wise Words
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Intern

23. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”

Tags : Acceptance Being Loved Love Marriage Relationships Truth
Source : Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

24. “Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand”

Tags : Falling Knowing Lesson On Living Life Paramore Singer Stand Success Truth Understanding

25. “A truth that's told with bad intentBeats all the lies you can invent.”

Tags : Lies Logic Philosophy Religion Truth
Author : William Blake
Source : Auguries of Innocence

26. “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Tags : Inspiration Truth Wisdom
Author : Socrates

27. “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

Tags : Hope Inspiration Inspirational Life Truth

28. “I'm about to make a wild, extreme and severe relationship rule: the word busy is a load of crap and is most often used by assholes. The word "busy" is the relationship Weapon of Mass Destruction. It seems like a good excuse, but in fact in every silo you uncover, all you're going to find is a man who didn't care enough to call. Remember men are never to busy to get what they want.”

Tags : Behrendt Call Dating Faith Greg He S Not Just Into You Love Marriage Romance True True Love Truth
Author : Greg Behrendt

29. “Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”

Tags : Inspirational Quotes Mara Dyer Reality Truth
Source : The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

30. “Stop doing what is easy. Start doing what is right.”

Tags : Act Action Do Doing Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Life Life Quotes Living Motivation Motivational Optimism Optimistic Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Positive Thinking Right Start Startup Truth
Source : The Light in the Heart

31. “Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you.”

Tags : Aberjhani Inspirational Quotes Metaphysics Philosophy Poetry Self Esteem Spirituality Stars Truth World Suicide Prevention Day
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

32. “Integrity is doing what is right and truthful, and doing as you say you would do.”

Tags : Improvement Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Leadership Life Life And Living Life Lessons Life Quotes Living Motivation Motivational Optimism Optimistic Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Success Truth Truthful
Source : The Light in the Heart

33. “Destiny is real. And she's not mild-mannered. She will come around and hit you in the face and knock you over and before you know what hit you, you're naked- stripped of everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you didn't know- and there you are! A bloody nose, bruises all over you, and naked. And it's the most beautiful thing.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Belief Belief Quotes Destiny Happiness Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Life Life And Living Life Experience Living Spirit Truth
Author : C. JoyBell C.

34. “Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.”

Tags : Act Action Doing Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Life Life And Living Life Lessons Living Motivational Optimism Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Right What Is Easy What Is Popular
Source : The Light in the Heart

35. “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”

Tags : Gratitude Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Kindness Life Life And Living Life Quotes Living Life Mindful Mindfulness Optimism Optimistic Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Positive Thinking Truth
Source : The Light in the Heart

36. “For everything in this journey of life we are on, there is a right wing and a left wing: for the wing of love there is anger; for the wing of destiny there is fear; for the wing of pain there is healing; for the wing of hurt there is forgiveness; for the wing of pride there is humility; for the wing of giving there is taking; for the wing of tears there is joy; for the wing of rejection there is acceptance; for the wing of judgment there is grace; for the wing of honor there is shame; for the wing of letting go there is the wing of keeping. We can only fly with two wings and two wings can only stay in the air if there is a balance. Two beautiful wings is perfection. There is a generation of people who idealize perfection as the existence of only one of these wings every time. But I see that a bird with one wing is imperfect. An angel with one wing is imperfect. A butterfly with one wing is dead. So this generation of people strive to always cut off the other wing in the hopes of embodying their ideal of perfection, and in doing so, have created a crippled race.”

Tags : Ancient Flight Flying Human Race Humanity Imperfection Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspiring Journey Life Life And Living Life S Journey Living Living Life People Perfect Perfection The Journey Truth Two Wings Wings Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

37. “Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long.Good things come to those who wait.”

Tags : Desire Funny Honesty Humor Humour Love Lust Passion Relationships Romance Sex Truth Wisdom Young Young Adult Young Adults Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Intern

38. “A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement”

Tags : Body Culture Dancer Desire Food Friendship Girl Healthy Hip Hop Honesty Humour Imagination Individuality Life Love Lust For Life Novel Passion Self Wisdom Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Literature Young Adult Novels Young Adults Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott

39. “V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care for “your loved one” I think it’s quite stupid. I hate this commercialism. It’s all artificial, and has nothing to do with real love.”

Tags : Body Books Cool Culture Desire Emotion Friendship Funny Girl Honesty Humor Humour Individuality Life Love Music Novel Passion Reality Romance Self Sex Truth Wisdom Young Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

40. “My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.”

Tags : Body Books Culture Emotion Funny Humor Humour Imagination Individuality Life Love Music Novel Reality Relationships Romance Self Sex Technology Truth Wisdom Young
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

41. “Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.”

Tags : Body Boy Boyfriend Boys Cool Funny Imagination Individuality Life Love Novel Poetry Poetry Life Poets Relationships Romance Self Sex Technology Young
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

42. “I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.”

Tags : Bisexuality Culture Emotion Erotica Gay Rights Imagination Individuality Life Love Music Passion Romance Self Society Society S Increasing Stupidity Wisdom Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : New Order

43. “Please, touch me, I pray.”

Tags : Desire Friendship Girl Hip Hop Honesty Humor Humour Imagination Individuality Love Lust Music Novel Passion Relationships Romance Sex Truth Young Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Literature Young Adult Novels Young Adults
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Intern

44. “Take advantage of it now, while you are young, and suffer all you can, because these things don't last your whole life.”

Tags : Advantage Life Truth Young
Source : Love in the Time of Cholera

45. “When I touched her body,I believed she was God.In the curves of her formI found the birth of Man,the creation of the world,and the origin of all life.”

Tags : Adolescent Culture Emotion Erotica Femininity Fiction Fille Growing Up Guy Individuality Inspirational Quotes Jeune Fille Love Music Passionate Life Reality Relationships Roman Payne Society S Increasing Stupidity Truth Women Women S Fiction
Author : Roman Payne

46. “She who leads with her heart is never forgotten.”

Tags : Heart History Strength Truth Women Women S Rights

47. “Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.”

Tags : Actions Labels Promises Reality Silence Soul Truth Words

48. “If you feel obsessed to prove something to the world, then you'd need world attention to be able to prove it.”

Tags : Accomplishment Attention Life Prove Success Truth World
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

49. “Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.”

Tags : Crazy Men Stupid Truth Women
Author : George Carlin
Source : When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

50. “There is a tale of a man who found on the road a large stone bearing the words, "Under me lies a great truth." The man strained to turn the stone over and finally succeeded. On the bottom was written, "Why do you want a new truth when you do not practice what you already know?”

Tags : Truth Wisdom Wry Humour
Source : Passage Meditation: Bringing the Deep Wisdom of the Heart into Daily Life

51. “The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you've just told them.”

Tags : Coming Out Of The Closet Commentary Gay Honesty Lesbian Lgbt Msnbc Political Politics Rachel Maddow Truth
Author : Rachel Maddow

52. “So, let me get this straight-- You want me to stop being a lesbian and being attracted to women because it is a 'sin'? Last time I checked, when you lie you are sinning. Sure, I could tell you I am no longer a lesbian or that I am no longer attracted to women and am straight, or I could even tell you the moon is made of cheese. I could tell you many things, but the moon will still not be made of cheese, and I will still not be attracted to men. I could tell you a lie in order to placate you, but isn’t the truth supposed to set me free? I choose truth over lies any day of the week. ”

Tags : Equal Rights Lesbian Lgbtq Philosophy Truth

53. “Sure, I could tell you I am no longer a lesbian or that I am no longer attracted to women and am straight, or I could even tell you the moon is made of cheese. I could tell you many things, but the moon will still not be made of cheese, and I will still not be attracted to men.”

Tags : Equal Rights Lesbian Lgbtq Philosophy Truth

54. “This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the right of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America”

Tags : African Americans America Equal Rights Fighting Injustice Race Race Relations Truth
Author : Paul Robeson

55. “Moments of suffering are meant to empty us so that we may have the potential to tap into our truest depths.”

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56. “Worry notif you are in darknessand the void sucks you in further.This is not the place we go to die.It’s where we are bornand our stories begin.”

Tags : Begin Born Consciousness Darkness Death Faith Further Hopeful Humanity Inspirational Kamand Life Live Lives Philosophy Place Poem Poetry Psychology Quote Recover Sad

57. “Never say that you can't do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can't be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.Master yourself, and become king of the world around you. Let no odds, chastisement, exile, doubt, fear, or ANY mental virii prevent you from accomplishing your dreams. Never be a victim of life; be it's conqueror.”

Tags : Accomplish Can T Chastisement Conqueror Discouragement Disorder Doubt Dream Empowerment Exile Fear Impossible King Mental Mind Possibility Reality Relative Resilience Truth Victim Virii Virus Viruses World
Author : Mike Norton

58. “You have the ability to choose your reactions.”

Tags : Ability Life Motivational Perspective Reactions Truth
Source : Life, the Truth, and Being Free

59. “Not all can believe anything they want to, because not all have the ability to believe.”

Tags : Ability Belief Chance Gift Life Truth
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

60. “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

Tags : Delight Heart Sorrow Truth Weeping
Author : Kahlil Gibran

61. “And this shows that sometimes people want to be stupid and they do not want to know the truth.”

Tags : Belief Intelligence Stupidity Truth
Author : Mark Haddon
Source : The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

62. “Could mankind declare it was truly wise? Did man know everything on earth, or would he ever? Certainly not!”

Tags : Gadfly Humility Knowledge Learning Limitations Mankind Philosophical Stupidity Stupidity Of Man Truth Wisdom
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

63. “So the paradox goes: No man who is really ignorant is ever aware that he is ignorant. That is its finest, most faulty manifestation; there can be no true ignorance without first some claim of intelligence or consciousness, or superiority or enlightenment.”

Tags : Awareness Boasting Certainty Confidence Consciousness Deception Dreaming Enlightenment False Knowledge Humility Hypocrisy Manifestation Mind Not Knowing Paradox Pride Pseudo Intellectuals Self Deception Sleeping Superiority Complex Truth Unaware Uncertainty Unconscious Mind Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami

64. “Stupidy is easy, everyone can learn it... You just say to stupid stuff and you are the big Job,... but try to be a wise that's what's hard and most people just try to destroy the wise people why??Because they are too stupid to realease it!”

Tags : Everyone Humanity Learn It Said It Say It Stupid Stupidity True Truth
Author : Deyth Banger

65. “Our evolution depends on our memory. If we keep forgetting the mistakes of the past, only to keep repeating them, then we will never change. Humanity will never move forward, spiritually or morally, to become superior beings. We must apply the wisdom of our forefathers and the lessons gained from their experiences to today's decision-making. We should be intellectually smarter, not the opposite. We should be wiser, not the opposite. It is time for us to really examine and understand why certain causes in the past have produced major negative effects. This is the only way we can prevent repeating the same mistakes in our present and future. It is the only way we will evolve.”

Tags : Change Changing Colonialism Elder Evolution Evolve Forefather Foreign Policy History Intellectually Smarter Issues Learn Learning From Mistakes Memory Morality Opposites Past Political Society Politics Relationships Remember Spirit Spiritality Spiritual Growth Spirituality Stupidity
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

66. “Bizim hepimizin içinde zübüklük olmasa, bizler de birer zübük olmasak, aramızdan böyle zübükler büyüyemezdi. Hepimizde birer parça olan zübüklük birleşip işte başımıza böyle zübükler çıkıyor. Oysa zübüklük bizde, bizim içimizde. Onları biz, kendi zübüklüğümüzden yaratıyoruz. Sonra, kendi zübüklüklerimizin bir tek Zübük’de birleştiğini görünce ona kızıyoruz. Bu zübükler heryerde var, biz zübükler nerde varsak, onlar da orada...”

Tags : Human Nature Humor Stupidity Truth
Author : Aziz Nesin
Source : Zübük

67. “So this is where all the vapid talk about the 'soul' of the universe is actually headed. Once the hard-won principles of reason and science have been discredited, the world will not pass into the hands of credulous herbivores who keep crystals by their sides and swoon over the poems of Khalil Gibran. The 'vacuum' will be invaded instead by determined fundamentalists of every stripe who already know the truth by means of revelation and who actually seek real and serious power in the here and now. One thinks of the painstaking, cloud-dispelling labor of British scientists from Isaac Newton to Joseph Priestley to Charles Darwin to Ernest Rutherford to Alan Turing and Francis Crick, much of it built upon the shoulders of Galileo and Copernicus, only to see it casually slandered by a moral and intellectual weakling from the usurping House of Hanover. An awful embarrassment awaits the British if they do not declare for a republic based on verifiable laws and principles, both political and scientific.”

Tags : 2010 Atheism Britain British Monarchy British Scientists Darwin Francis Crick Fundamentalism Islam Khalil Gibran Law Monarchy Newton Principles Reason Religion Republicanism Revelation Science Scientists Souls Truth Turing Universe

68. “The truth exposes some people so deeply, their last defense is to front a carefree insanity.”

Tags : Apathy Care Carefree Caught In The Act Courtroom Criticism Deceit Deep Defense Defense Mechanism Discernment Drama Expose Fronting Funny Honesty Hope Insecure Judgment Jury Lies Naked Real Sanity Self Denial Stupidity
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

69. “People resist a census, but give them a profile page and they'll spend all day telling you who they are.”

Tags : Identity Stupidity Truth
Author : Max Barry
Source : Lexicon

70. “It has been said, 'the truth will make men free.' The truth alone has never made anyone free. It is only doubt which will bring mental emancipation.”

Tags : Freedom Truth

71. “It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. It looks as if they were victims of a conspiracy; for the books they read, ideal by the necessity of selection, and the conversation of their elders, who look back upon the past through a rosy haze of forgetfulness, prepare them for an unreal life. They must discover for themselves that all they have read and all they have been told are lies, lies, lies; and each discovery is another nail driven into the body on the cross of life.”

Tags : Happiness Ideals Nostalgia Real Truth Youth
Source : Of Human Bondage

72. “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”

Tags : Lies Love Respect Self Deception Truth
Source : The Brothers Karamazov

73. “I was once reproved by a minister who was driving a poor beast to some meeting-house horse-sheds among the hills of New Hampshire, because I was bending my steps to a mountain-top on the Sabbath, instead of a church, when I would have gone farther than he to hear a true word spoken on that or any day. He declared that I was 'breaking the Lord's fourth commandment,' and proceeded to enumerate, in a sepulchral tone, the disasters which had befallen him whenever he had done any ordinary work on the Sabbath. He really thought that a god was on the watch to trip up those men who followed any secular work on this day, and did not see that it was the evil conscience of the workers that did it. The country is full of this superstition, so that when one enters a village, the church, not only really but from association, is the ugliest looking building in it, because it is the one in which human nature stoops the lowest and is most disgraced. Certainly, such temples as these shall erelong cease to deform the landscape. There are few things more disheartening and disgusting than when you are walking the streets of a strange village on the Sabbath, to hear a preacher shouting like a boatswain in a gale of wind, and thus harshly profaning the quiet atmosphere of the day.”

Tags : A God America Church Country Fourth Commandment Humor Minister New Hampshire Profane Profanity Sabbath Secular Superstition The Lord Truth
Source : A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

74. “Scepticism is the first step towards truth.”

Tags : Scepticism Skepticism Truth
Author : Denis Diderot
Source : Pensées philosophiques

75. “I used to have this lecturer, whenever he's asked a question he has no idea about the answer, he would shout at us all in the class, hurl insults at us and storm out of the class angrily.He would go to his office or library to study more, after finding the answers to the questions asked, he would march into the classroom, telling us to listen carefully, warn us sternly and then "use brain to" answer the question he's asked.There is no question without an answer in any topic.We ask questions to know cos we learn everyday. The lecturer knew walking out on us angrily without answering our questions wasn't ideal thus he always came back to answer us after he's fully equipped himself.As for you religious fanatics, when you are asked any question sequel to your belief, admit it when you have no idea and go study more to equip yourselves instead of dismissing people's questions and calling them unbelieversIf you are not ready to be questioned, then don't teach. Do not spread what you can't defend.To know the truth, one must be sceptical about things. Like Voltaire rightly said, those who can make us believe absurdities can make us commit atrocities.”

Tags : Falsehood Religion And Philoshophy Scepticism Truth

76. “The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.”

Tags : Agnosticism Atheism Bible Christianity Mythology Truth
Author : Mark Twain

77. “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”

Tags : Blindness Fools Self Deception Truth Willful Blindness Willful Ignorance

78. “But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.”

Tags : Lies Lying Truth Willful Ignorance
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Fahrenheit 451

79. “Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble.”

Tags : Articulate Articulation Babble Babbling Cleverness Comprehension Genius Greater Intelligence Nature Philosobabble Simple Simple Truth Simplicity Truth Vivid Wisdom Wit
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

80. “A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. ”

Tags : Accuracy Art Inaacuracy Perspective Photography Portraits Portraiture Truth

81. “How easy it is for so many of us today to be undoubtedly full of information yet fully deprived of accurate information.”

Tags : Accuracy Blog Education Falsehood Funny Funny But True Gossip Half Truth Humor Information Information Technology Knowledge Libel Lies Media Rumors School Slander Statistics Technology Truth Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

82. “Intellectuals are judged not by their morals, but by the quality of their ideas, which are rarely reducible to simple verdicts of truth or falsity, if only because banalities are by definition accurate.”

Tags : Accuracy Banality Falsity Ideas Intellectuals Morals Truth
Source : Spectrum: From Right to Left in the World of Ideas

83. “It will be worth it if I am remembered, if not flatteringly, then at least with some small amount of accuracy.”

Tags : Accuracy Fiction Life S Story Remember Remembered Stories Story Storytelling Truth
Source : The Name of the Wind

84. “When we begin to reflect Christ, the Bible, when more understood as being centered around Christ, seems to be potentially every man's biography regarding God's promised experiences and truth for him - his individual, unique path of humbling oneself before the Lord and then being exalted by the Lord back into his true and righteous personhood. Many followers may speak of it merely to try to change other people (before changing themselves), but the prophets speak of it as a living word which miraculously tells their very own experiences.”

Tags : Accuracy Apologetics Bible Biography Christ Christianity Evangelism Experience God Jesus Life Prophet Salvation Scripture Theology Truth Vast Vastness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

85. “The best of fiction, as we know, of course, doesn't tell the truth; it tales the truth.”

Tags : Accuracy Books Clever Fantasy Fiction Good Writing Homophone Honesty Lies Meaning Non Fiction Novels Parables Reading Realism Stories Tale Tell The Truth Truth Wordplay Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

86. “Some of the simplest of truths are also some of the most difficult of truths, but such is Christianity: 'If it's not about Christ, it's not about life.”

Tags : Accuracy Apologetics Christ Christianity Complexity Complications Comprehension Accuracy Death Difficulty Difficulty Of Conversion Faith Forgiveness Fundamental Fundamental Truth God Living Life To The Fullest Love Meaning Meaning Of Life Mercy Paradox Peace Of Mind Purpose Religion Salvation Simplicity Sins Such Is Life Theology Truth Understand
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

87. “The hype cheapens the hyped, as right things are then made wrong by exaggeration.”

Tags : Accuracy Advertisement Business Cheap Deceit Dishonesty Exaggeration Honesty Hype Integrity Lies Marketing Media Reality Stories Truth
Author : Criss Jami

88. “When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.”

Tags : Bravery Communication Confidence Disapproval Expressing Yourself Honesty Love No Regrets Openess Permission Regrets Rejection Soul Speaking Your Mind Talking Truth Voice

89. “It's easy to talk big, but the important thing is whether or not you clean up the shit.”

Tags : Clean Up Life Shit Talking Truth
Source : Norwegian Wood

90. “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”

Tags : Advocacy Dissent Protest Truth Truth Telling

91. “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

Tags : Misattributed Mark Twain Truth
Author : Mark Twain

92. “There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

Tags : Lies Lying Misattributed Mark Twain Statistics Truth

93. “The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”

Tags : Humor Insanity Lies Lying Self Indulgence Truth
Author : George Carlin

94. “At first, they'll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they'll dislike you.”

Tags : Arguing Argumentation Avoidance Challenge Challenger Contempt Controversy Correct Debate Debating Denial Despise Dislike Encouragement Ignorance Inspirational Like Logic Offensive Opinions People Reason Truth Truth Telling
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

95. “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

Tags : Fact Ignorance Truth
Author : Aldous Huxley
Source : Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

96. “I examined the poets, and I look on them as people whose talent overawes both themselves and others, people who present themselves as wise men and are taken as such, when they are nothing of the sort.From poets, I moved to artists. No one was more ignorant about the arts than I; no one was more convinced that artists possessed really beautiful secrets. However, I noticed that their condition was no better than that of the poets and that both of them have the same misconceptions. Because the most skillful among them excel in their specialty, they look upon themselves as the wisest of men. In my eyes, this presumption completely tarnished their knowledge. As a result, putting myself in the place of the oracle and asking myself what I would prefer to be — what I was or what they were, to know what they have learned or to know that I know nothing — I replied to myself and to the god: I wish to remain who I am.We do not know — neither the sophists, nor the orators, nor the artists, nor I— what the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are. But there is this difference between us: although these people know nothing, they all believe they know something; whereas, I, if I know nothing, at least have no doubts about it. As a result, all this superiority in wisdom which the oracle has attributed to me reduces itself to the single point that I am strongly convinced that I am ignorant of what I do not know.”

Tags : Humbleness Ignorance Knowledge Truth Understanding
Author : Socrates

97. “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”

Tags : Failure Intelligence Science Scientific Process Success Truth

98. “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

Tags : Anger Freedom Misattributed Gloria Steinem Truth
Author : Joe Klaas
Source : Twelve Steps to Happiness

99. “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.”

Tags : Freedom Individuality Inspirational Mask Personality Revolution Truth
Author : Jim Morrison

100. “The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”

Tags : Freedom Truth
Source : Infinite Jest

101. “Yawns are not the only infectious things out there besides germs.Giggles can spread from person to person.So can blushing.But maybe the most powerful infectious thing is the act of speaking the truth.”

Tags : Blush Blushing Contagious Free Speech Giggle Giggles Motivation Motivational Speaking Speaking Out Speech Truth Voice Yawn Yawns
Author : Vera Nazarian

102. “Truthfully, wicked people reveal themselves in words first, to inhibit speech would inhibit us seeing the wicked before they act.”

Tags : Free Speech True Colors Truth
Source : Religion: The Ultimate STD: Living a Spiritual Life without Dogmatics or Cultural Destruction

103. “To cheapen the lives of any group of men, cheapens the lives of all men, even our own. This is a law of human psychology, or human nature. And it will not be repealed by our wishes, nor will it be merciful to our blindness.”

Tags : Civil Rights Human Rights Racism Truth

104. “Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.”

Tags : Truth Understanding
Source : The Blank Book

105. “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”

Tags : Cosmology Delusion Knowledge Religion Science Truth Understanding
Author : Carl Sagan
Source : The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

106. “Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime—if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more—was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside.”

Tags : Friendship Human Nature Humanity Humor Insight Insightful Life And Death Love Modern Society Modernity Postmodern Reflection Reflective Romance Self Self Discovery Social Change Superficiality Thief Of Love Thieves Truth Urban Fantasy Series Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Series
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Other Side of Life

107. “And thus, the actions of life often not allowing any delay, it is a truth very certain that, when it is not in our power to determine the most true opinions we ought to follow the most probable.”

Tags : Logic Rationality Truth Wisdom
Source : Discourse on Method

108. “She was reflecting back on a truth she had learned over the years: that people heard what they wanted to hear, saw what they wanted, believed what they wanted.”

Tags : Belief Foolishness Psychology Truth
Source : The Bodies Left Behind

109. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

Tags : Art Awe Einstein Emotion Eyes Life Mysterious Reality Science The Mysterious Truth Vision

110. “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is - infinite.”

Tags : Infinite Infinity Opportunity Perception Potential Truth Vision
Author : William Blake

111. “People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.”

Tags : Human Nature People Truth
Source : A Clash of Kings

112. “I quote others only in order the better to express myself.”

Tags : Expression Humor Irony Quoting Truth
Source : The Complete Essays

113. “Don't call anyone a devil, because within you, you can experience hell and the devil, and the devil is nothing, but you!”

Tags : Accusation Attack Blame Calumny Darkness Devil Experience Extrasensory Perception Hell Fire Innermind Introspection Keep Shut Mystic Mysticism Occult Occultism Otherworld Shut The Hell Slander Slandering The Real Devil Thinking Transcendence Truth Venom

114. “I should have learned this, she thought. I wanted to learn fire, and pain, but I should have learned people.”

Tags : Inspirational Life Terry Pratchett Tiffany Aching Truth Witches
Source : I Shall Wear Midnight

115. “To choose not to be part of a team or religion does not make me non-religious; for my religion is Truth and I am very much in love with God. I do not need to align myself with a specific messenger if I already understand God’s message. And the way I think is not considered ‘New Age’, since common sense is not new. So long as you act and speak with love and truth in you, and are good to your fellow man — in that you treat everybody as you would want yourself to be treated, your heart will stand by God regardless of the label you have assigned to your mind.”

Tags : Being Different Being Good Common Sense Faith Fellow Human Fellow Man God God S Message Good Goodness Heart Labels Love Meek Messenger Mind Neighbords New Age Non Religious Nonreligious Pure Hearted Religious Speak Team Thinking Different Understand Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

116. “What can be labeled, packaged, mass produced is neither truth nor art.”

Tags : Art Consumption Labels Mass Production Truth
Author : Marty Rubin

117. “The question has often been asked; Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy? It does not matter what you call it. Buddhism remains what it is whatever label you may put on it. The label is immaterial. Even the label 'Buddhism' which we give to the teachings of the Buddha is of little importance. The name one gives is inessential.... In the same way Truth needs no label: it is neither Buddhist, Christian, Hindu nor Moslem. It is not the monopoly of anybody. Sectarian labels are a hindrance to the independent understanding of Truth, and they produce harmful prejudices in men's minds.”

Tags : Buddhism Labels Names Philosophy Prejudice Prejudices Religion Sectarianism Tolerance Truth
Source : What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada

118. “A NATION'S GREATNESS DEPENDS ON ITS LEADERTo vastly improve your country and truly make it great again, start by choosing a better leader. Do not let the media or the establishment make you pick from the people they choose, but instead choose from those they do not pick. Pick a leader from among the people who is heart-driven, one who identifies with the common man on the street and understands what the country needs on every level. Do not pick a leader who is only money-driven and does not understand or identify with the common man, but only what corporations need on every level.Pick a peacemaker. One who unites, not divides. A cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship. Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes -- or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.Most importantly, a great leader must serve the best interests of the people first, not those of multinational corporations. Human life should never be sacrificed for monetary profit. There are no exceptions. In addition, a leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands to be revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.And lastly, pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader's greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.”

Tags : Arts Better Leader Borders Darkness Environmentalist Fear Foreign Relations Government Greed Heart Driven Human Rights Lobbyist Nation Protect Quiet Republican Secrecy We The People Weapons
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

119. “Future is one of the wildest experiences that you will ever have.”

Tags : Attributed Brain Change Cloud Connections Dreams Experience God Happiness Inspirational Life Love Mistakes Optimism Out Of Control Philosophy Reality Sadness Sleep Smile Smiling Sun Tags Truth Wish
Author : J.T.Abraham

120. “How initially 'to get her in the sack' and subsequently to avoid 'her giving you the sack' are not identical dilemmas faced by the male species, but they sure have a bizarre habit of being bedfellows”

Tags : Appetite For Life Bedroom Stamina Bizarre Connected Connections Entice Female Habits Home Truths How To Be Happy In Life Humans Humorous Humour Noir Humourosly Inspirational Humourous Quote Learning Quotes Male Female Relationships Mankind Quotes Quotes About Life Quotes For Women Satisfied Sex Appeal Sexual Communication Quotes Skill Development Skill Technique Skills Quote True To Life Wise Man Quotes
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

121. “Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.”

Tags : Humour Politics Truth
Author : Robert Orben

122. “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”

Tags : Truth Values
Source : Walden

123. “Never compromise your values.”

Tags : Accountability Choice Inspirational Life Responsibility Truth Values
Source : Life, the Truth, and Being Free

124. “Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee, is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.These things and deeds are diametrically opposed: they are as distinct as is vice from virtue. Men too often confound them: they should not be confounded: appearance should not be mistaken for truth; narrow human doctrines, that only tend to elate and magnify a few, should not be substituted for the world-redeeming creed of Christ. There is – I repeat it – a difference; and it is a good, and not a bad action to mark broadly and clearly the line of separation between them.”

Tags : Appearances Criticism Religion Truth
Source : Jane Eyre

125. “I have no name," she purred. "I'm whoever the keepers of my fate tell me to be.”

Tags : Ball Scene Celaena Sardothien Dorian Havilliard Name Significant Truth
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Source : The Assassin and the Underworld

126. “Featherweight by Suzy KassemOne evening,I sat by the ocean and questioned the moon about my destiny.I revealed to it that I was beginning to feel smaller compared to others,Because the more secrets of the universe I would unlock,The smaller in size I became.I didn't understand why I wasn't feeling larger instead of smaller.I thought that seeking Truth was what was required of us all –To show us the way, not to make us feel lost,Up against the odds,In a devilish game partitioned byAn invisible wall.Then the next morning,A bird appeared at my window, just as the sun beganSpreading its yolk over the horizon.It remained perched for a long time,Gazing at me intently, to make sure I knew I wasn’t dreaming.Then its words gently echoed throughout my mind,Telling me:'The world you are in –Is the true hell.The journey to Truth itselfIs what quickens the heart to become lighter.The lighter the heart, the purer it is.The purer the heart, the closer to light it becomes.And the heavier the heart,The more chained to this hellIt will remain.'And just like that, it flew off towards the sun,Leaving behind a tiny feather.So I picked it up,And fastened it to a toothpick,To dip into inkAnd write my name.”

Tags : Bird Destiny Quotes Doing Good Dying Falcon Fate Feather Feathers Heart Heaven Hell Ink Journey To Truth Knowledge Knowlsun Light Heart Moon Path To Knowledge Path To Light Path To Truth Pure Soul Spirit Sun Truth Truth Poetry Truth Seeker Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

127. “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”

Tags : Despair Evil Goodness Inspirational Love Sadness Truth Victory

128. “Your faith is your conscience, and your conscience is your faith. You cannot have faith without a conscience, but you can have a conscience without faith. Man was designed to be good with or without religion, yet the challenge for many is staying good. Some people claim to be religious but have no conscience, while some people without religion are very much aware of their conscience. Therefore, a religious label does not define your character or validate your worth. In the end, all men will be judged by the amount of truth in them and the weight of their hearts. The heavier the conscience, the heavier the truth. The lighter the heart, the higher it goes. The only spiritual currency one has in the afterlife is amassed in the form of light, in that, the amount you have depends on the weight of your words and deeds in the living. Conscience is everything. Conscience is what connects us to the truth and light of the highest power source of all. God. The cosmic heart of the universe.”

Tags : Afterlife Character Conscience Currency Death Deed Deeds Define Faith Good Hearts Karma Label Light Love Real Talk Religion Religious Suzy Kassem Word Words
Author : Suzy Kassem

129. “The truth is always simple. It’s the mind that complicates it.”

Tags : Always Brain Complicate Complicated Knowing Mind Simple Simplicity Thinking Thought Truth Who We Are
Author : Joseph Rain

130. “Don't doubt yourself, that's what haters are for.”

Tags : Believe In Yourself Hate Letting Go Life Life Lessons Moving On Self Esteem Self Love Truth

131. “Sometimes to change a situation you are in requires you to take a giant leap. But, you won't be able to fly unless you are willing to transform.”

Tags : Aim Butterfly Change Changes In Life Inspiration Job Loss Jump Jumping Life Changing Metamorphosis Motivation Philosophy Present Problems Self Improvement Strength Taking Risk Transform Transformation Transformations
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

132. “How would your life be different if...You could control the outcome of your day, your week, your year? Let today be the day...You embrace the truth that you DO have such control to label every event in your life, and create an agreement with reality that empowers you and propels you to greatness.”

Tags : Agreement With Reality Control Empowerment Greatness Inspirational Label Life Motivational Truth Week Year
Source : The Power of One

133. “Some negroes lie, some are immoral, some negro men are not be trusted around women - black and white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men.”

Tags : Race Racism Truth
Author : Harper Lee
Source : To Kill a Mockingbird

134. “There is nothing that threatens a corrupt system more than a free mind.”

Tags : Being Different Blind Nationalism Citizen Congress Conscience Control Corrupt Country Destroy Dissent Free Freedoms History Humanity Hypocrisy Illusions Individualismo Leader Leadership Quote Media Mislead Political Science Politics Slanted Think Wise Words
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

135. “Censorship is alive and well in America.”

Tags : American Bill Of Rights Censor Censored Censorship Congress Corrupt Corruption Democracy Democratic Freedom Freedom Of Speech Freedoms Hypocrisy Hypocritical Illusion Illusions Liberty Liberty Of Man Media Political Politics Senate Truth Undemocratic United States
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

136. “As with all new inventions, there are upsides and downsides. The commercial drone is no exception. But until robust safeguards have been introduced to protect personal privacy from prying eyes in the skies, the true benefits to society of unmanned aerial vehicles will remain unrealised.”

Tags : Aviation Benefit Commercial Drones Crowded Skies Disadvantages Drone Hobbyist Uav Invasive Menace Novel Novel Ideas Personal Rights Privacy Protect Protecting Prying Remotely Piloted Aircraft Right Of Privacy Robot Rpv Smart Aerial Device True Benefits Unmanned Aviation Unrealized Upside
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

137. “Sealing your lips makes your eyes talk Truth creeps beneath your lame feet’s walk Knees stiffen when blood vessels stalk A pounding heart’s lies hard as rock”

Tags : Blood Bloodvessel Eyes Feet Hard Heart Knees Lame Liars Life Lips Monorhyme Poem Poetry Quotes Pounding Rhyme Rock Sealed Sealed Lips Stalk Talk Truth Verse Vessels
Author : Munia Khan

138. “Accidents happen. Our bones shatter, our skin splits, our hearts break. We burn, we drown, we stay alive.”

Tags : Accidents Fantasy Heartbreak Hurt Inspiration Inspirational Life Life Goes On Love Moïra Fowley Doyle Staying Alive The Accident Season Truth Unique Young Adult
Source : The Accident Season

139. “RAINBOW VOICESI ask people of the world and children of light to start reflecting the stories of their souls to vibrate wisdom around the earth. Pick up a paintbrush or microphone. Press the inks of your pens to paper or tap words onto your screens, and start sharing what you know and have learned with the masses. Turn your personal painting into a piece of the earth's puzzle so that our unified assemblage of thoughts, experiences and lessons reveal common truths that cannot be denied. Imagine the changes that could happen if everyone suddenly stopped acting like someone else, became true to themselves, and celebrated the beauty of their uniqueness. Only after people have willingly removed their masks and costumes, and have begun pouring light from their hearts to reveal their vulnerability, dreams and pains, will we be able to see that beneath the surface we are all the same. After all, how can the world collectively fight for truth, if soldiers in its army are void of truth? We must first all be true by putting truth in our words and actions. And to do so, everyone must learn to think and react with their conscience. Imagine what Truth could do to neutralize the clutches of evil once this black and white world suddenly became embraced by a strong rainbow of loud powerful voices. We could put color back into every home, every school, every industry, every nation, and every garden on earth where flowers have been crushed by corruption.”

Tags : Children Color Corruption Costumes Creative Creativity Experiences Flowers Gardens Globe Industry Justice Paint Reflect Stand Up Thoughts Truth Unified Unique Uniqueness United Voices Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

140. “Truth is not a stereotype.”

Tags : Ad Posey Inspirational Stereotype Stories Story Storytellers Storytelling Truth Write Writers Writing Writing Quotes
Author : A.D. Posey

141. “I felt like an animal, and animals don’t know sin, do they?”

Tags : Body Cool Desire Erotic Erotica Funny Girl Honesty Humor Humour Incest Love Lust Passion Relationships Romance Sex Sexuality Sister Taboo Truth Wisdom
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : Wicked Lovely

142. “A man who withstands all stress given by his spouse and keeps mum on all major matters of his house, often stays long at the workplace because the training imparted by a wife comes handy in the service life to either endure the undue job pressure or release it on others to impress the boss.”

Tags : Boss Employment Ignorance Inspirational Quotes Job Knowledge Leadership Malingerer Marital Issues Mindset Personal Life Pressure Professional Life Sage Observation Sanity Spouse Sychophancy True Motivational Speaker Trust Truth Witty Word Of Wisdom Working Environment
Author : Anuj Somany

143. “The fact is that we have no way of knowing if the person who we think we are is at the core of our being. Are you a decent girl with the potential to someday become an evil monster, or are you an evil monster that thinks it's a decent girl?""Wouldn't I know which one I was?""Good God, no. The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.”

Tags : Good And Evil Lies Perception Personality Self Deception Truth Truth And Lies Villains
Author : Derek Landy
Source : Death Bringer

144. “It's easy to look back and see it, and it's easy to give the advice. But the sad fact is, most people don't look beneath the surface until it's too late.”

Tags : Advice Character Deep Fact Life Love People Personality Surface Truth
Source : Flipped

145. “Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, "Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody." ... [My dark side says,] I am no good... I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the "Beloved." Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.”

Tags : Beloved Christianity Faith Feelings Identity Rejection Self Spiritual Life Spiritual Warfare Success Temptation Truth

146. “Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.”

Tags : Power Of Words Salem Falls Truth Words
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : Salem Falls

147. “One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.”

Tags : Liars Lies Lying Power Of Words Truth
Author : Al David

148. “Do you really believe ... that everything historians tell us about men – or about women – is actually true? You ought to consider the fact that these histories have been written by men, who never tell the truth except by accident.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Feminism Gender History Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Prejudice Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Truth Women
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

149. “Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”

Tags : Soul Truth
Author : Walt Whitman

150. “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”

Tags : Books On Fiction Reality Truth
Author : Jessamyn West

151. “Sometimes people don’t understandthe promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.Isaac shot me a look. “Right, of course.But you keep the promise anyway. That’swhat love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. Don’t you believe in true love?”

Tags : Keep Love Promises The Fault In Our Stars Truth
Author : John Green
Source : The Fault in Our Stars

152. “I can cross the boundless ocean just to save you, I cannot eat or sleep without you, I can take you on a journey to heaven and show you to the angels. All these are fake and absurd promises; Be sincere, walk up to your lover and say, honestly, darling, i can only do the best i can for you.”

Tags : Absurd Angel Best Boyfriend Couples Darling Decievers Exaggeration Fabrication Fake Friends Lovers Promises Swindle Tall Story Truth Untruth

153. “The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.”

Tags : Acceptance Actions Beliefs Common Sense Confusion Disbelief Evidence Faith Family Hoping Life Purpose Love Mixed Signals Obvious Outrage Proof Reality Religion Sorrow Timing Truth Unrequited Love

154. “Nature is an outcry, unpolished truth; the art—a euphemism—tamed wilderness.”

Tags : Art Dejan Stojanovic Euphemism Literature Literature Quotes Nature Outcry Poetry Poetry Quotes Polished Quotes Thoughts Truth Unpolished Wilderness Wisdom

155. “Perhaps we have been guilty of some terminological inexactitudes.”

Tags : Euphemism Lying Propoganda Truth

156. “Many things in this period have been hard to bear, or hard to take seriously. My own profession went into a protracted swoon during the Reagan-Bush-Thatcher decade, and shows scant sign of recovering a critical faculty—or indeed any faculty whatever, unless it is one of induced enthusiasm for a plausible consensus President. (We shall see whether it counts as progress for the same parrots to learn a new word.) And my own cohort, the left, shared in the general dispiriting move towards apolitical, atonal postmodernism. Regarding something magnificent, like the long-overdue and still endangered South African revolution (a jagged fit in the supposedly smooth pattern of axiomatic progress), one could see that Ariadne’s thread had a robust reddish tinge, and that potential citizens had not all deconstructed themselves into Xhosa, Zulu, Cape Coloured or ‘Eurocentric’; had in other words resisted the sectarian lesson that the masters of apartheid tried to teach them. Elsewhere, though, it seemed all at once as if competitive solipsism was the signifier of the ‘radical’; a stress on the salience not even of the individual, but of the trait, and from that atomization into the lump of the category. Surely one thing to be learned from the lapsed totalitarian system was the unwholesome relationship between the cult of the masses and the adoration of the supreme personality. Yet introspective voyaging seemed to coexist with dull group-think wherever one peered about among the formerly ‘committed’.Traditionally then, or tediously as some will think, I saw no reason to discard the Orwellian standard in considering modern literature. While a sort of etiolation, tricked out as playfulness, had its way among the non-judgemental, much good work was still done by those who weighed words as if they meant what they said. Some authors, indeed, stood by their works as if they had composed them in solitude and out of conviction. Of these, an encouraging number spoke for the ironic against the literal mind; for the generously interpreted interest of all against the renewal of what Orwell termed the ‘smelly little orthodoxies’—tribe and Faith, monotheist and polytheist, being most conspicuous among these new/old disfigurements. In the course of making a film about the decaffeinated hedonism of modern Los Angeles, I visited the house where Thomas Mann, in another time of torment, wrote Dr Faustus. My German friends were filling the streets of Munich and Berlin to combat the recrudescence of the same old shit as I read:This old, folkish layer survives in us all, and to speak as I really think, I do. not consider religion the most adequate means of keeping it under lock and key. For that, literature alone avails, humanistic science, the ideal of the free and beautiful human being. [italics mine]The path to this concept of enlightenment is not to be found in the pursuit of self-pity, or of self-love. Of course to be merely a political animal is to miss Mann’s point; while, as ever, to be an apolitical animal is to leave fellow-citizens at the mercy of Ideolo’. For the sake of argument, then, one must never let a euphemism or a false consolation pass uncontested. The truth seldom lies, but when it does lie it lies somewhere in between.”

Tags : Apartheid Critical Thinking Euphemism Film German People Humanism Irony Journalism Left Wing Politics Monotheism Personality Politics Polytheism Postmodernism Potus Religion Ronald Reagan Science Self Pity Solipsism South Africa Xhosa People
Source : For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports

157. “As he once wrote of Kipling, his own enduring influence can be measured by a number of terms and phrases—doublethink, thought police, 'Some animals are more equal than others'—that he embedded in our language and in our minds. In Orwell's own mind there was an inextricable connection between language and truth, a conviction that by using plain and unambiguous words one could forbid oneself the comfort of certain falsehoods and delusions. Every time you hear a piece of psychobabble or propaganda—'people's princess,' say, or 'collateral damage,' or 'peace initiative'—it is good to have a well-thumbed collection of his essays nearby. His main enemy in discourse was euphemism, just as his main enemy in practice was the abuse of power, and (more important) the slavish willingness of people to submit to it.”

Tags : Animals Collateral Damage Conviction Delusion Diana Princess Of Wales Doublethink Equality Euphemism George Orwell Influence Language Lies Mind Peace Phrases Plain Language Power Propaganda Rudyard Kipling Submission Terms Thought Police Truth

158. “The past has no power over the present moment.”

Tags : Education Inspirational Life Philosophy Truth Wisdom
Author : Eckhart Tolle

159. “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

Tags : Truth
Author : Mark Twain

160. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

Tags : Truth
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Importance of Being Earnest

161. “I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”

Tags : Truth
Source : The Hunger Games

162. “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”

Tags : Truth
Author : George Orwell
Source : 1984

163. “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Tags : Truth
Author : George Orwell

164. “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

Tags : Truth

165. “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

Tags : Truth
Author : Oscar Wilde

166. “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”

Tags : Lies Lying Self Deception Truth
Author : S.E. Hinton
Source : The Outsiders

167. “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”

Tags : Books Truth
Author : Mark Twain
Source : Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

168. “Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

Tags : Books Reading Truth
Source : The Shadow of the Wind

169. “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”

Tags : Truth

170. “Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.”

Tags : Humor Life Memoir Truth
Source : Straight Up and Dirty

171. “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”

Tags : Art Truth
Author : Pablo Picasso

172. “I feel strangely free at such times. To behave properly is to be always courteous, always clever, and subtle and elegant. But now, when I am so alone, I do not have to be any of these things. For this moment, I am wholly myself, unshaped by the needs of others, by their dreams or expectations or sensibilities. But I am also lonely. With no one to shape me, who stands here, watching the moon, or the stars, or the clouds?”

Tags : Expectations Life Lonely Others Truth
Author : Kij Johnson
Source : The Fox Woman

173. “Macy: “In Truth,” I said, “there are no rules other than you have to tell the truth.”Wes: “How do you win?” he askedMacy: “That,” I said, “is such a boy question.”

Tags : Forever Macy Truth Wes
Author : Sarah Dessen
Source : The Truth About Forever

174. “Tolerance! The virtue that makes one bite his tongue so that he can tear out his hair.”

Tags : Dishonesty Funny Funny But True Honesty Humor Silence Tolerance Truth Virtue Virtue Signalling
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

175. “Flattery does not encourage the perfect flow of love in the vein of your relationship. Be genuine and speak out what you feel for each other without hiding the painful truth.”

Tags : Be Real Being Real Date Dating Feelings Flattery Flow Funny But True Genuine Husband And Wife Love Love Affair Outspoken Painful Pains Real Reality Relation Show Yourself Speak Suffering Voilence Sweet Talk True Love Truth Vein

176. “Your own forefathers killed to have and hold the land where you were born, and sought to extinguish the memories and souls of those that were slain. What of those who prayed in the mountains of Appalachia for thousands of years? That to me is an abomination, although it is the way of men.”

Tags : Abomination Fight Justice Kill Land Life Lorelei Philosphy Pray Prayer Race Soul Truth
Source : The Broken Coast

177. “Question like a child, reason like an adult, and write like a sage.”

Tags : Adult Advice Child Comprehend Curiosity Guru Humility Innocence Knowledge Life Logical Philosophy Question Rational Reason Theology Truth Truth Of Life Understand Wisdom Write Youth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

178. “Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice.”

Tags : Activist Bigotry Close Mindedness Conflicts Consideration Creed Doorway Freedom Hate Holiness Honor Humanity Injustice Justice Knowledge Love Morality Noble Peace Politics Revenge Righteousness Rights Seek Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

179. “I never feel unsafe except for when the majority is on my side.”

Tags : Beast Beliefs Caution Confidence Cynical Cynical Humor Cynicism Danger Distrust Falsehood Fighting Funny But True Humor Insecurity Introvert Loner Majority Minority Safety Security Trust Truth Vulnerability
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

180. “Who you are in public is a test of your conviction; who you are in private, integrity.”

Tags : Beliefs Bold Bravery Conviction Courage Coward Dignity Ethics Fear Fearless Genuine Honesty Integrity Liar Morality Private Public Righteousness Secrecy Sincerity Test Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

181. “If we act like prey, they’ll act like predators”

Tags : Drake Chronicles Fear Hunting Prey Truth
Source : My Love Lies Bleeding

182. “The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods, which most experience refutes. History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not put down forever, it may be set back for centuries.”

Tags : Persecution Truth

183. “There was a time when skepticism was an act of rebellion. Since to a degree I both believe in evolution and have faith, I can only conclude that, as prophesied, to have faith will someday be an act of rebellion.”

Tags : Agnosticism Apologetics Atheism Christianity Clever Evolution Faith God Persecution Progression Prophecy Rebellion Rebels Religion Skepticism Spirituality Theism Truth Witty
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

184. “Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”

Tags : Administration Banking System Confident Leader Corporations Democrat Diversity Doctors Furture Government Corruption Hands Honest Justice Library Lies Man On The Street Mankind Nation People Pick A Leader Political Science Schools Spending Stability Understand Understanding Voter
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

185. “I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. (Psalms 116:1-2 NIV)”

Tags : Bible Cry God Jesus Christ Life Live Love Mercy Truth Voice
Author : Anonymous
Source : Holy Bible: New International Version

186. “Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it’s dark”

Tags : Mercy Night Rigor Truth
Source : Teibele And Her Demon

187. “The truth about an animal is far more exciting and altogether more beautiful than all the myths woven about it. ”

Tags : Animal Beauty Myth Truth
Author : Konrad Lorenz
Source : Lads Before the Wind: Diary of a Dolphin Trainer

188. “History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”

Tags : History Truth
Author : James Joyce
Source : Ulysses

189. “That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.”

Tags : Fiction On Fiction Stories Truth Writing
Author : Tim O'Brien

190. “There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.”

Tags : Fiction On Fiction Storytelling Truth Truth Telling
Author : Doris Lessing
Source : Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949

191. “You should never read just for "enjoyment." Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends' insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick "hard books." Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, "I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth." Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of "literature"? That means fiction, too, stupid.”

Tags : Fiction Literature On Fiction Reading Truth
Author : John Waters
Source : Role Models

192. “Sugar candy tasted better than bitter truth.”

Tags : Bitter Sweet Tale Truth
Author : Toba Beta
Source : My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

193. “Trekking means a travelling experience with a thrilling excitement.”

Tags : Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Proverb Amit Kalantri Quotes Amit Kalantri Writer Bus Car Google Hike Information Technology Inspirational Knowledge Mount Everest Movie Dialogue Path Practical Search Engine Story Student Success Tale Thrill Traveller Travelling Wisdom
Author : Amit Kalantri

194. “Be a true traveller, don't be a temporary tourist.”

Tags : Adage Amit Kalantri Quotes Bus Google Information Technology Motivational Movies Philosophy Story Taglines Tour Travel Trek Trekking True Truth Voyage Walking The Road
Author : Amit Kalantri

195. “I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.”

Tags : Dark Dark Divine Dark Lover Darkness Desire Emotion Emotional Emotional Plague Emotionally Scared Emotions Envy Gothic Gothic Fiction Gothic Romance Incubus Love Lust Paranormal Paranormal Fiction Paranormal Romance Passion Self Succubus Supernatural Supernaturalism Urban Fantasy
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Devilin Fey

196. “No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”

Tags : Cynical Life Truth

197. “All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

Tags : Truth

198. “Tis strange,-but true; for truth is always strange;Stranger than fiction: if it could be told,How much would novels gain by the exchange!How differently the world would men behold!”

Tags : Fiction On Fiction Strange Truth
Source : Don Juan

199. “I don't like lies," said Bran, and I knew I'd failed to keep the pain of his revelation from my face. "Not even lies of omission. Hard truths can be dealt with, triumphed over, but lies will destroy your soul.”

Tags : Inspirational Mercedes Thompson Patricia Briggs Philosophy Truth
Source : Moon Called

200. “All My Bitches Are Mad At Me Right Now.”

Tags : Bitches Mad Sarcasm Truth
Author : Brad Pitt