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
Emotional Truth And Falsehood quotations
When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe.
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
The result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is not that the lie will now be accepted as truth, and truth be defamed as lie, but that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world - and the category of truth versus falsehood is among the mental means to this end - is being destroyed.
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.
What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
Come! let us take a moment's shelter under some roof Look! there - before you, a little way off There is an empty space Between truth and falsehood.
In order to understand the interrelation of truth and falsehood in life, a man must understand falsehood in himself, the constant incessant lies he tells himself.
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain.
What is truth? What is falsehood? Whatever gives wings to men, whatever produces great works and great souls and lifts up a man's height above the earth - that's true. Whatever clips off man's wings - that's false.
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.
Truth is Timeless, and returning to Truth is better than continuing in Falsehood
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.
Not the violent conflict between parts of the truth, but the quiet suppression of half of it, is the formidable evil; there is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides; it is when they attend to only one that errors harden into prejudices, and truth itself ceases to have the effect of truth, by being exaggerated into falsehood.
Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend and step off before it is discredited.
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
Unless we love the truth we cannot know it.
Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols -- it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade.
The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
When satire flies abroad on falsehood's wing, Short is her life, and impotent her sting; But when to truth allied, the wound she gives Sinks deep, and to remotest ages lives.
Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it.
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
The message isn't new, but we haven't learned to live it yet.
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
There always comes a point beyond which lying becomes counterproductive.
This point is reached when the audience to which the lies are addressed is forced to disregard altogether the distinguishing line between truth and falsehood in order to be able to survive.
The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala is that Husain and his companions were rigid believers in God. They illustrated that the numerical superiority does not count when it comes to the truth and the falsehood. The victory of Husain, despite his minority, marvels me!
Strange times are these, in which we live, forsooth ;
When young and old are taught in Falsehood's school:– And the man who dares to tell the truth, Is called at once a lunatic and fool.
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.