„In my mind my obituary is done. It is done and it is right. It tells the truth and as awful as it can be, the truth is what matters. It is what I should be remembered by, if I'm remembered at all. Remember the truth. that is all that matters“
— Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
— William Howard Taft American politician, 27th President of the United States (in office from 1909 to 1913) 1857 - 1930
Correspondence (1925), quoted in James Chace (2004), 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs
— David Mamet American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director 1947
— John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
— Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Notebook entry, January or February 1894, Mark Twain's Notebook, ed. Albert Bigelow Paine (1935), p. 240 http://books.google.com/books?id=DjBVlb7cBSIC&pg=PA240
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
responding to a question about when he authorized arms shipments to Iran, testimony to the Tower Commission (2 February 1987)
— George Crabbe English poet, surgeon, and clergyman 1754 - 1832
The Borough (1810), Letter iii, "The Vicar", line 138.
„The sad truth of the matter is that most evil is done by people who never made up their minds to be or do either evil or good.“
— Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind
The Life of the Mind (1978), "Thinking".
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935
A paraphrase of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., in "The Poet at the Breakfast-Table" in The Atlantic Monthly Vol. 29 (1872), p. 231: "I like children, — he said to me one day at table. — I like 'em, and I respect 'em. Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them".
„Remember that sore saying spoken once
By Him that was the Truth, 'How hard it is
For the rich man to enter into heaven!'
Let all rich men remember that hard word.“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Act iv, scene 3
— Loung Ung, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
„The spirit of truth says, “Remember.” And you will, if you accept the spirit of truth, allow the spirit of truth to be your expression.“
— Martin Cecil, 7th Marquess of Exeter Marquess of Exeter 1909 - 1988
Thus It Is, 1989, p. 164
„In my music, I'm trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it's difficult is because I'm changing all the time.“
— Charles Mingus American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader 1922 - 1979
Statement to Nat Hentoff , as quoted in California Rock, California Sound : The Music of Los Angeles and Southern California (1979) by Anthony Fawcett, p. 56; also in “Jazz : Beyond Time and Nations” in The Nat Hentoff Reader (2001), Part 2 : The Passion of Creation, p. 99
„Remember that all the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty-Dumpty together again. There’s such a tremendous truth in that.“
— P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996
Context: She doesn’t hold back anything from them. When they beg her not to depart, she reminds them that nothing lasts forever. She’s as truthful as the nursery rhymes. Remember that all the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty-Dumpty together again. There’s such a tremendous truth in that. It goes into children in some part of them that they don’t know, and indeed perhaps we don’t know. But eventually they realize — and that’s the great truth.
„Never apologize for showing feeling, my friend. Remember that when you do so, you apologize for truth.“
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Part 1, Chapter 13; sometimes paraphrased: "Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth."