165 Nothing But The Truth Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of nothing but the truth quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about telling the truth.

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The Most Famous Nothing But The Truth Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The truth is ever best. — Sophocles

Perhaps no one as yet has been truthful enough about what "truthfulness" is. — Friedrich Nietzsche

The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating. — Paulo Coelho

Peace if possible, truth at all costs. — Martin Luther

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The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. — Oscar Wilde

Truth is always straightforward. — Sophocles

The truth will not necessarily set you free, but truthfulness will. — Ken Wilber

Unless we love the truth we cannot know it. — Blaise Pascal

Telling the truth is always revolutionary — Antonio Gramsci

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I must speak the truth, and nothing but the truth. — Miguel de Cervantes

Short Nothing But The Truth Quotes

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  • Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. — Vincent de Paul
  • False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. — Plato
  • The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. — American Proverbs
  • I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination. — John Keats
  • If history is deprived of the Truth, we are left with nothing but an idle, unprofitable tale. — Polybius
  • To them, I said, the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images. — Socrates
  • You get nothing but the truth from me. — RZA
  • Speak nothing but the truth, and you'll soon be considered dangerous. — Ashleigh Brilliant
  • Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth. — Blaise Pascal
  • I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination. — John Keats

Nothing But The Truth Image Quotes

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Nothing but the truth quote Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it hope. Feed it trut
Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it hope. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.

There Is No Truth Quotes

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One thing that I am sure of, and which I can answer truthfully, is that whatever the contingencies that may arise here, wherever I am there will be no communism. — Francisco Franco

You must learn all things, both the unshaken heart of persuasive truth, and the opinions of mortals in which there is no true warranty. — Parmenides

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There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. — Leo Tolstoy

Nothing but the truth quote To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is fait
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.

There is no god and there is no soul. Hence, there is no need for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is dead and buried. There is no room for fixed and natural law or permanent moral absolutes. — John Dewey

I always speak the truth. Not the whole truth, because there's no way, to say it all. Saying it all is literally impossible: words fail. Yet it's through this very impossibility that the truth holds onto the real. — Jacques Lacan

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. — Albert Einstein

Nothing but the truth quote Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at al
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.

The Russian Bolsheviks have discovered that truth does not matter so long as there is reiteration. They have no difficulty whatever in countering a fact by a lie which, if repeated often enough and loudly enough, becomes accepted by the people. — Winston Churchill

Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact. — Lyndon B. Johnson

There is no smoke without fire. — Bulgarian Proverbs

There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Telling The Truth Quotes

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If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. — Mark Twain

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If the truth shall kill them, let them die. — Ayn Rand

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In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. — George Orwell

Nothing but the truth quote The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that sp
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you. — Oscar Wilde

Those who tell the Truth love you. Those who tell you what you want to hear love themselves. — Mother Angelica

I tell the truth; listen everyone. Only those who have Loved, will realise the Lord — Guru Gobind Singh

My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. To tell the truth, there's hardly a difference. — Harry S. Truman

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. — Ernest Hemingway

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. — Pietro Aretino

I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. — Al Pacino

Saying The Truth Quotes

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If the truth is told, the youth can grow Then learn to survive until they gain control Nobody says you have to be gangstas, hoes Read more learn more, change the globe — Nas

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. — Unknown Author

Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you — Lemmy Kilmister

Don't assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don't say anything you can't stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel. — Warsan Shire

What are the things that you can't see that are important? I would say justice, truth, humility, service, compassion, love...They're the guiding lights of a life. — Jimmy Carter

The truth is... everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say. Everything helps or hurts; everything adds to or takes away from someone else. — Countee Cullen

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. — W. Clement Stone

But I suppose the most revolutionary act one can engage in is... to tell the truth. — Howard Zinn

When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say. — George R. R. Martin

Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time. — George Robert Gissing

I Prefer The Truth Quotes

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I remember reading these articles when I was younger, and I just felt like, well, in order to look like that, you have to have some secret, magical unicorn blood that makes carbs disappear as they go into your body. I prefer the truth. — Olivia Munn

I sometimes think that I enjoy suffering. But the truth is I would prefer something else. — Fernando Pessoa

Did the Almighty, holding in his right hand truth, and in his left hand search after truth, deign to proffer me the one I might prefer, in all humility, but without hesitation, I should request search after truth. — Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Most maxim-mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth; but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm. — Lord Chesterfield

In [The New Poetry] I had attacked the British poets' nervous preference for gentility above all else, and their avoidance of the uncomfortable, destructive truths both of the inner life and of the present time. — Al Alvarez

The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences...I f you wish to see the truth then hold no opinion for or against. The struggle of what one likes and what one dislikes is the disease of the mind. — Sengcan

Gossip is a plague that consumes weak, gullible people and blinds them from the truth of reality; it can devour entire city's. I prefer keeping my eyes wide open. — David Spade

I answered their questions truthfully and honestly, but I would prefer not to say more. I assume the information was routed back and that is why I was not called to testify. — Jeff Gannon

They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom — Kahlil Gibran

See, I think if it just became who's sleeping with whom, then there's no reason to prefer one party over the other, 'cause the truth is we're all sinners. — Paul Begala

Knowing The Truth Quotes

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Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.We cannot sit still because we cannot, or do not , know the Absolute Truth. — Subhas Chandra Bose

I know not how I seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with while the vast ocean of undiscovered truth lay before me. — Isaac Newton

The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. — Eminem

Truth is one, though the sages know it as many . God is one, though different religions approach Him differently Call Him Shiva, Vishnu, Allah, Jesus or any other form of God that you believe in . Our paths may be different. Our destination is the same. — Amish Tripathi

I struggle between what I know is right in my own mind, and some warped truthfulness as seen through other people's eyes who have no heart, and can't see the difference anyway. — Ian Curtis

I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know. — Bill W.

May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young. — Bob Dylan

Being a seeker means no matter what the Vedas said, what Krishna or Shiva said, you have to know the truth in your own experience. — Jaggi Vasudev

You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that's not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress. — Bernie Sanders

Whoever determines the truth from people alone will remain lost in the plains of bewilderment. Rather, know the truth, and you will know its people. — Al-Ghazali

Truth Comes Out Quotes

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The truth is the greatest enemy of the State. — Unknown Author

When I open my mouth and sing, the truth comes out. When I write, the truth comes out. I can't lie. That, I think, is one of the strongest elements of my music. When people talk about my writing as though I'm doing it from an accountant's perspective, it really pisses me off. — George Michael

Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come. — Ellen DeGeneres

Everybody talks and everybody listens, and somehow the truth just always comes up missin. — Drake

Listen to what people say when they are mad, that's when the truth comes out. — Ziad K. Abdelnour

If you want to resolve a dispute or come out from conflict, the very first thing is to speak the truth. If you have a headache and tell the doctor you have a stomachache, how can the doctor help? You must speak the truth. The truth will abolish fear. — Ziauddin Yousafzai

There is no help for you outside of yourself; you are the creator of the universe. Like the silkworm you have built a cocoon around yourself.... Burst your own cocoon and come out as the beautiful butterfly, as the free soul. Then alone you will see Truth. — Swami Vivekananda

I've studied pathological liars, and anything they say, they believe, and that's one of the reasons they're so convincing, because they have no connection with the truth. It's a dead issue. It's like they're color-blind to the truth. So anything that comes out of their mouths is their reality. — Jane Velez-Mitchell

The truth will come out in the end. — Joseph Estrada

We are coming out to tell the truths about gays, for I am tired of the conspiracy of silence, so I'm going to talk about it. And I want you to talk about it. — Harvey Milk

Real Truth Quotes

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If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. — Rene Descartes

Truth cannot be sacrificed at the altar of pretended tolerance. Real tolerance is deference to all ideas, not indifference to the truth. — Ravi Zacharias

Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others. — Charles R. Swindoll

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The real question is: How much truth can I stand? — Friedrich Nietzsche

The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world. — Charles Dickens

Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. — Thomas Jefferson

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful. — Eleanor Roosevelt

The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon. — Angelina Jolie

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Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth. — Abraham Maslow

Speak The Truth Quotes

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No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth. — Plato

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Speak the truth. Transparency breeds legitimacy. — John Maxwell

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

It does not require many words to speak the truth. — Chief Joseph

There is a price to pay for speaking the truth. There is a bigger price for living a lie. — Cornel West

It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. — Adrian Rogers

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Speak the truth. Transparency breeds legitimacy. — John C. Maxwell

I am tired of talk that comes to nothing It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and all the broken promises. There has been too much talking by men who had no right to talk. It does not require many words to speak the truth. — Chief Joseph

Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. — Mahatma Gandhi

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Absolute Truth Quotes

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Prayer begins by talking to God, but it ends by listening to Him. In the face of Absolute Truth, silence is the soul's language. — Fulton J. Sheen

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped. — Charles Stanley

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Hell is Truth Seen Too Late. — Thomas Hobbes

Satire must always accompany any free society. It is an absolute necessity. Even in the most repressive medieval kingdoms, they understood the need for the court jester, the one soul allowed to tell the truth through laughter. — Joe Randazzo

A man who loves you the most is the man who tells you the most truth about yourself. — Robert Murray M'Cheyne

It all begins when you accept the thought passing through your head as absolute truth. The longer you hold on to this thought, the more you prolong the pain. — Mo Gawdat

Anybody who tells you that a two-day conference, you're going to turn into the General Patton of leadership, they're not telling you the truth. But you can learn the fundamentals; you can absolutely understand the fundamentals. — Jocko Willink

Many of our ideas and beliefs about ourselves and the world are so deeply ingrained that we are unaware that they are beliefs and take them, without question, for the absolute truth. — Rupert Spira

Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it. — Howard Zinn

The truth is that the only time I'm happy is when I'm doing absolutely nothing. I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feel like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect. — Ava Gardner

Handle The Truth Quotes

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Some folks never handle the truth without scratching it. — Austin O'Malley

If someone's lying about something small, you don't know what else they're lying about. I'm a big girl, I can handle the truth - even if it's not good news. — Jennifer Morrison

Love people enough to tell them the truth and respect them enough to trust that they can handle it. — Iyanla Vanzant

Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You!? — Jack Nicholson

People ask all the time how I'm doing, but the truth is, they don't really want to know. — Jodi Picoult

One handles truths like dynamite. — Anais Nin

Sometimes - this is a tough one - not everyone can handle the truth. Sometimes you have to take a beat. But if you can take that beat, and take the high road, it'll serve you in the long run. — Jeremy Piven

You can't handle the truth! — Jack Nicholson

We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. — Aaron Sorkin

The whole Twitter phenomenon is really indicative of what's happening in this country. And I say this in condemnation of myself as much as anyone else - we are growing into a nation that has no time, desire or capacity for truth. All we can handle is 140 characters of knowledge. — Kurt Sutter

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More Nothing But The Truth Quotes

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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. — Winston Churchill

Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me? — Oscar Wilde

No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition. — William Osler

The world is nothing but my perception of it. I see only through myself. I hear only through the filter of my story. — Byron Katie

Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse. — Dorothy L. Sayers

There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away. — Henry Ward Beecher

We must trust to nothing but facts: These are presented to us by Nature, and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation. — Antoine Lavoisier

The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth. Little men are dissolved in it. If there is any gold, truth makes it shine more brightly. . . .Truth, even in the mouth of an informer, a spy, a briber, can become bigger than anybody who tries to destroy it. Truth survives. — Adela Rogers St. Johns

When we started, it was based on lies. It's changing now. There are no secrets in the business. You've got to come with the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It's becoming very confusing. — Don King

The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of... We know the truth not only by the reason, but by the heart." - Blaise Pascal — Blaise Pascal

But men love abstract reasoning and neat systematization so much that they think nothing of distorting the truth, closing their eyes and ears to contrary evidence to preserve their logical constructions. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

If you come to a negotiation table saying you have the final truth, that you know nothing but the truth and that is final, you will get nothing. — Harri Holkeri

Every man of character will have that character questioned. Every man of honor and courage will be faced with unjust criticism, but never forget that unjust criticism has no impact whatsoever upon the truth. And the only sure way to avoid criticism is to do nothing and be nothing. — Andy Andrews

The courage to cooperate or initiate are based entirely on the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth as the divine mind within you tells you the truth is. — R. Buckminster Fuller

Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them. — Franz Marc

The search for truth in cyberspace will take you through the wormhole, and there's nothing on the other side but pedants and nitpickers and bottomless ambiguity. If you're not careful, you'll spend all your time proving everything and understanding nothing. — Mike Rowe

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Human history is in truth nothing but the history of the slow, uncertain, and surprising fulfillment of the Promise. — Gustavo Gutiérrez

Let nothing of the truths that have been defined be lessened, nothing altered, nothing added, but let them be preserved intact in word and in meaning. — Pope Gregory XVI

Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it Confucius All truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but he who keeps back truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal. — James Russell Lowell

And the Truth turns out to be nothing less than the amazing but undeniable fact that the whole outer world -whether it be the physical body, the common things of life, the winds and the rain, the clouds, the earth itself -is amenable to man's thought, and that he had dominion over it when he knows it. — Emmet Fox

We think we can make honey without sharing in the fate of bees, but we are in truth nothing but poor bees, destined to accomplish our task and then die. — Muriel Barbery

But wherever the truth may lie, this much is crystal-clear: our bigger-and-better society is now like a hypochondriac, so obsessed with its own economic health as to have lost the capacity to remain healthy. . . . Nothing could be more salutary at this stage than a little healthy contempt for a plethora of material blessings. — Aldo Leopold

One must never have spared oneself, one must have acquired hardness as a habit to be cheerful and in good spirits in the midst of nothing but hard truths. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Man can certainly keep on lying... but he cannot make truth falsehood. He can certainly rebel... but he can accomplish nothing which abolishes the choice of God. — Karl Barth

People can say what they like about the eternal verities, love and truth and so on, but nothing's as eternal as the dishes. — Margaret Mahy

If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying "Peace, peace," where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word "Let love be without dissimulation" and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love. — Amy Carmichael

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced, and today we think this more than ever and are just as wrong as all previous ages that thought so. How often have we not seen the truth condemned! It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history. — Carl Jung

. . . idealism is one of the greatest forces in the world. It makes seeming impossibilities possible and succeeds where prudence fails. But unless the idealist is brave and has the courage to face the truth, his idealism creates nothing. — Grenville Kleiser

Truth is power, but only when one has patience and requires of it no immediate effect. And one must have no specific aims. Somehow, lack of an agenda is the greatest power. Sometimes it is better not to think in terms of plans; here months may mean nothing, and also years. Truth must be sought for its own sake, its holy, divine greatness. — Romano Guardini

We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. — Winston Churchill

Those who think the information brought out at a criminal trial is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth are fools. Prosecuting or defending a case is nothing more than getting to those people who will talk for your side, who will say what you want said. — F. Lee Bailey

Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, 'What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.' But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector. — Ronald Reagan

We have the choice of two identities: the external mask which seems to be real...and the hidden, inner person who seems to us to be nothing, but who can give himself eternally to the truth in whom he subsists. (295) — Thomas Merton

But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of. — Lord Byron

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