— John Bunyan English Christian writer and preacher 1628 - 1688
„Here profits not
To tell the whole truth with clear face unveiled.
Often is man's best wisdom to be silent.“
— Pindar Ancient Greek poet -522 - -446 a.C.
Context: Here profits not To tell the whole truth with clear face unveiled. Often is man's best wisdom to be silent. Nemean 5, line 16-8; page 222. (483 BC?)
„Anecdotes are sometimes the best vehicles of truth, and if striking and appropriate are often more impressive and powerful than argument.“
— Tryon Edwards American theologian 1809 - 1894
— Raghuram G. Rajan Indian economist 1963
From his book: Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy (2010) https://books.google.co.in/books/about/Fault_Lines.html?id=2RB3j_YfEg0C
— Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007
„It is as certain as it is marvelous that truth and error come from one source. Therefore one often may not injure error, because at the same time one injures truth.“
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832
— Theodore Parker abolitionist 1810 - 1860
A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion (1842).
„As you look at me and listen to me, please remember the often repeated truth that one prisoner of conscience is one too many.“
— Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy 1945
„Glorious Bard! to whom belong
Wreaths not often claimed by song,
Those hung round the warrior's shield—
Laurels from the blood-red field.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
(8th February 1823) Medallion Wafers: Head of Tyrtëus
„Truth is best (of all that is) good. As desired, what is being desired is truth for him who (represents) the best truth.“
— Zoroaster Persian prophet and founder of Zoroastrianism
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 27, 14.
„Present-day students are often puzzled at the apparent contradictions of Southern slavery. One hears, on the one hand, of the staid and gentle patriarchy, the wide and sleepy plantations with lord and retainers, ease and happiness; on the other hand one hears of barbarous cruelty and unbridled power and wide oppression of men. Which is the true picture? The answer is simple: both are true. They are not opposite sides of the same shield; they are different shields.“
— W.E.B. Du Bois American sociologist, historian, activist and writer 1868 - 1963
Ch. XI: The Negro in the United States
„Faith is the best wealth for a man in this world. Righteousness when well practised brings happiness. Truth is the sweetest of flavours. They say the life of one living by wisdom is the best.“
— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -566 - -483 a.C.