„The truth is often one's best shield.“

—  James Rollins, livro The Devil Colony

Fonte: The Devil Colony

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„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 -517 - -437 a.C.

οὔ τοι ἅπασα κερδίων
φαίνοισα πρόσωπον ἀλάθει᾽ ἀτρεκής·
καὶ τὸ σιγᾶν πολλάκις ἐστὶ σοφώτατον ἀνθρώπῳ νοῆσαι.
Nemean 5, line 16-8; page 222. (483 BC?)
Original: (el) οὔ τοι ἅπασα κερδίων<br/>φαίνοισα πρόσωπον ἀλάθει᾽ ἀτρεκής·<br/>καὶ τὸ σιγᾶν πολλάκις ἐστὶ σοφώτατον ἀνθρώπῳ νοῆσαι.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe photo

„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

Es ist so gewiß als wunderbar, daß Wahrheit und Irrthum aus Einer Quelle entstehen; deßwegen man oft dem Irrthum nicht schaden darf, weil man zugleich der Wahrheit schadet.
Maxims and Reflections (1833)

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Theodore Parker photo

„Truth stood on one side and Ease on the other; it has often been so.“

—  Theodore Parker abolitionist 1810 - 1860

A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion (1842).

Aung San Suu Kyi photo

„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

Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (2012)

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„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 -563 - -483 a.C.

§ 182
Fonte: Pali Canon, Sutta Pitaka, Khuddaka Nikaya (Minor Collection), (Suttas falling down)

„The relation between experimentalists and theorists is often one of healthy competition for truth and less healthy competition for fame.“

—  Alvaro De Rujula 1944

What is a "theoretical physicist"? http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/People/Theorists-en.html at CERN Public Web.

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„We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.“

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 a.C.

Original: (la) Saepe aliud volumus, aliud optamus, et verum ne dis quidem dicimus.
Fonte: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter XCV: On the usefulness of basic principles, Line 2.

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„… it's always best to tell the truth.“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936

The Gardener (1925) .
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„Truthfulness so often goes with ruthlessness.“

—  Dodie Smith, livro I Capture the Castle

Fonte: I Capture the Castle

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„Utopias are often only premature truths.“

—  Alphonse de Lamartine French writer, poet, and politician 1790 - 1869

Les utopies ne sont souvent que des verités prématurées.
Histoire des Girondins (1847), p. 322

„The famous Rgveda text, "One is the Truth, the sages speak of it differently" (1.64.46), is often employed to explain away doctrinal differences as merely semantic ones.“

—  Anantanand Rambachan Hindu studies scholar 1951

Fonte: The Nature and Authority of Scripture (1995), p. 20
Contexto: The famous Rgveda text, "One is the Truth, the sages speak of it differently" (1.64.46), is often employed to explain away doctrinal differences as merely semantic ones. The point of this text, as its context makes quite clear, is not really to dismiss the significance of the different ways in which we speak of the One or to see these ways as equally valid. The text is really a comment on the limited nature of human language. Such language must by nature be diverse in its attempts to describe that which is One and finally indescribable. The text, however, is widely cited in ways that seem to make interreligious dialogue redundant.

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„The best ideal is the true
And other truth is none.
All glory be ascribed to
The holy Three in One.“

—  Gerard Manley Hopkins English poet 1844 - 1889

" Summa http://www.bartleby.com/122/52.html", lines 1-4
Wessex Poems and Other Verses (1918)

Jane Wagner photo

„The best mind-altering drug is truth.“

—  Jane Wagner Playwright, actress 1935

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„The best mind-altering drug is truth.“

—  Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939

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