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It is not enough that we swallow truth: we must feed upon it, as insects do on the leaf, till the whole heart be colored by its qualities, and show its food in every fibre.

It is perilous to separate thinking rightly, from acting rightly. - He is already half false who speculates on truth and does not do it. - The penalty paid by him who speculates on truth without doing it, is, that by degrees the very truth he holds becomes a falsehood.

It is strange but true; for truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.

It is wondrous how, the truer we become, the more unerringly we know the ring of truth, can discern whether a man be true or not, and can fasten at once upon the rising lie in word and look and dissembling act - wondrous how the charity of Christ in the heart perceives every aberration from charity in others, in ungentle thought or slanderous tone.

It makes all the difference in the world whether we put truth in the first place, or in the second place.

It takes two to speak the truth--one to speak and the other to hear.

It was as true, said Mr. Barkis,... "as taxes is. And nothing's truer than them."

Keep one thing forever in view - the truth; and if you do this, though it may seem to lead you away from the opinions of men, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of God.

Let dull critics feed upon the carcasses of plays; give me the taste and the dressing. See quote detail

Man with his burning soul has but an hour of breath to build a ship of truth in which his soul may sail - sail on the sea of death, for death takes toll of beauty, courage, youth, of all but truth.

Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.

Men must love the truth before they thoroughly believe it.

Much of the glory and sublimity of truth is connected with its mystery. - To understand everything we must be as God.

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.

No bad man ever wished that his breast was made of glass, or that others could read his thoughts. But the misery is, that the duplicities, the temptations, and the infirmities that surround us, have rendered the truth, and nothing but the truth, as hazardous and contraband a commodity as a man can possibly deal in.

No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I'm ready to accept even death.

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. See quote detail

No one truth is rightly held till it is clearly conceived and stated, and no single truth is adequately comprehended till it is viewed in harmonious relations to all the other truths of the system of which Christ is the centre.

No truth so sublime but it may be seen to be trivial tomorrow in the light of new thoughts.

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. See quote detail


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