— Daniel Suarez American writer 1964
Context: You know, the average Chinese factory worker must think Americans are insane. Picture this: you work at a plant that makes Halloween stuff—you know, like, rubber severed heads. And you're all like: Americans decorate their homes with severed heads? These fuckers are savages, man. Chapter 45: Respawning, Character: Laney Price
— Daniel Suarez American writer 1964
„When what I believe is the truth, I must act on it. But, I consider that you have every right to think what you think is the truth. I pay a price for adhering to my truth. I pay and do it cheerfully.“
— Morarji Desai Former Indian Finance Minister, Freedom Fighters, Former prime minister 1896 - 1995
„One must not think slightingly of the paradoxical…for the paradox is the source of the thinker’s passion, and the thinker without a paradox is like a lover without feeling: a paltry mediocrity.“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
— Henry Newbolt English poet and writer 1862 - 1938
„He who would dig right down to the truth must simplify; his faith must be brutally simple, or he is lost.“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Context: He who would dig right down to the truth must simplify; his faith must be brutally simple, or he is lost. Laugh at the subtle shades and distinctions of the rhetoricians and the specialist physicians. Say aloud: "This is what is," and then, "That is what must be."
— Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927
In General Audience, General Audience 30 September 2009 http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/audiences/2009/documents/hf_ben-xvi_aud_20090930_en.html (30 September 2009)
„We must not think, "Well, we have all the truth, we understand the main pillars of our faith, and we may rest on this knowledge." The truth is an advancing truth, and we must walk in the increasing light.“
— Ellen G. White American author and founder/leader of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church 1827 - 1915
The Review and Herald (27 March 1890); also in Counsels for Writers and Editors http://books.google.de/books?id=UEM4uBD04asC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Counsels+to+writers+and+editors&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false (1946), p. 33; also in Evangelism http://books.google.de/books?id=gsy20ga71LEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Ellen+Gould+Harmon+White+Evangelism&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false (1946), p. 296; also in 1888 - The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials (1987), Ch. 64, p. 547.
„We simply must speak to each other honestly about all these hard truths. In the words of Dr. King, 'We must learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools'.“
— James Comey American lawyer and the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 1960
„Everybody is original, if he tells the truth, if he speaks from himself. But it must be from his *true* self and not from the self he thinks he *should* be.“
— Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„The bow must be strung and unstrung... there must be time also for the unconscious thinking which comes to the busy man in his play.“
— Louis Brandeis American Supreme Court Justice 1856 - 1941
Letter to William Harrison Dunbar (February 2, 1893), reprinted in Letters of Louis D. Brandeis Volume I (1870–1907): Urban Reformer 109 (Melvin I. Urovsky & David W. Levy, eds., State University of New York Press 1971).
„Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though, in truth, his dreaming must not be out of proportion to his waking!“
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Context: Who sees the meaning of the flower uprooted in the ploughed field? The ploughman who does not look beyond its boundaries and does not raise his eyes from the ground? No — but the poet who sees that field in its relations with the universe, and looks oftener to the sky than on the ground. Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though, in truth, his dreaming must not be out of proportion to his waking! "Free Hope" p. 127.
„For history, I say again, has this and this only for its own: if a man will start upon it, he must sacrifice to no God but Truth; he must neglect all else; his sole rule and unerring guide is this – to think not of those who are listening to him now, but of the yet unborn who shall seek his converse.“
— Lucian ancient Greek writer 120
Sect. 39; vol. 2, pp. 128-9; H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler (trans.) The Works of Lucian of Samosata.
„Experience to be experience must be reality; truth to be true must be true of reality. Experience, truth and reality are inseparable.“
— Michael Oakeshott British philosopher 1901 - 1990
Chap. 2 : Experience and Its Modes