Truth

Albert Einstein Page

“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.”

- Albert Einstein

Source/Notes: Einstein and the Poet (1983)
Malcolm X Page

“I've had enough of someone else's propaganda. I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. I'm a human being first and foremost, and as such I am for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”

- Malcolm X

Source/Notes: The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)
Bible Page

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

- Bible

Source/Notes: Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Page

“My religion is truth, love and service to God and humanity. Every religion that has come into the world has brought the message of love and brotherhood. Those who are indifferent to the welfare of their fellowmen, whose hearts are empty of love, they do not know the meaning of religion.”

- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Source/Notes: Quoted from the Progressive February 2002
George Orwell Page

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

- George Orwell

Source/Notes: Attributed. Variation of izquotes.com/quote/139716

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Arthur Schopenhauer Page

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Source/Notes: Earliest attribution to Schopenhauer: Chemurgic Digest, Vol. 10–11, p. 13, 1951
Albert Einstein Page

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”

- Albert Einstein

Source/Notes: As quoted in "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists", March 1979, Vol. 35, No. 3, p. 16
Buddha Page

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

- Buddha

John Calvin Page

“A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.”

- John Calvin

Source/Notes: To the queen of Navarre, 28 April 1545. In French: "Un chien abaye, s'il voyt qu'on assaille son maistre; je serois bien lasche, si en voyant la verité de Dieu ainsi assallye, je faisois du muet sans sonner mot"
Mahatma Gandhi Page

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways 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.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Page

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Source/Notes: The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.: I HAVE A DREAM AND OTHER GREAT WRITINGS (2013 edition), Beacon Press - ISBN: 9780807033043
Thomas Jefferson Page

“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”

- Thomas Jefferson

Source/Notes: Letter to John Norvell (11 June 1807)
C. S. Lewis Page

“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”

- C. S. Lewis

Source/Notes: A Year with C. S. Lewis (2009 edition), HarperCollins - ISBN: 9780061757648
Benjamin Netanyahu Page

“The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms there would be no more war.”

- Benjamin Netanyahu

Rabindranath Tagore Page

“Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.”

- Rabindranath Tagore

Source/Notes: Variant translation: "For love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a mere sentiment; it is truth; it is the joy that is at the root of all creation. " - Sadhana: The Realisation of Life (1913)

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Abraham Lincoln Page

“Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.”

- Abraham Lincoln

Source/Notes: Letter to Edwin Stanton (14 July 1864). See John Hay (1890), Abraham Lincoln: A History.
Robert E. Lee Page

“Private and public life are subject to the same rules; and truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better than policy, or tact, or expediency, or any other word that was ever devised to conceal or mystify a deviation from the straight line.”

- Robert E. Lee