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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.

Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
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.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.
Appreciate those who love you. Help those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Forget those who leave you.
Truth never speaks to us through fear.
If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Truth is exact correspondence with reality.
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, What is truth?
I have done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
In this world, only those people who have fallen to the lowest degree of humiliation, far below beggary, who are not just without any social consideration but are regarded by all as being deprived of that foremost human dignity, reason itself -- only those people, in fact, are capable of telling the truth. All the others lie.
To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful.
Being free of pretence does not mean you are in touch with the truth. Sincerity is not proof.
Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.
Just because you can laugh doesn't mean you can't tell the truth. Truth is often the jester.
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.
When in doubt, tell the truth.
Have a deep respect for the source of life and also for the ocean, for the forest, for the stars and for the truth.
Truth comes only to a prepared mind.
The TRUTH: It may not lead you to where you thought you were going, but it will always lead you somewhere better. When ignored, it will eventually show itself. The closeness of your relationships is directly proportional to the degree to which you have revealed the truth about yourself. It can be painful.
Truth is neither alive nor dead; it just aggravates itself all the time.
We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are.
It takes two to speak truth -- one to speak, and another to hear.
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
A truth looks freshest in the fashions of the day.
One should be just as careful about lying as about telling the truth.
What is true is true, and what is false is false...
When the dictators and the opportunists are gone, the cross will still stand before us and something in us will say, That is the real thing.
Life's experiences are intended to make you eventually face yourself. Face reality!
Though I can make my extravaganzas appear credible, I cannot make the truth appear so.
The fact, if they are there, speak for themselves.
What is true belongs to me!
Truth lives on in the midst of deception.
The basic truth of all things, as nearly as we may ever dream of determining and knowing this truth, is form, that which is, as it is. The way and shape of the thing no less than the thing itself.
Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.
There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth.

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