Category Archives: truth

The Great Enemy of The Truth

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. President John F. Kennedy (Jeneane’s Comment: John F. Kennedy said this quote in the late 1950’s or … Continue reading

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The Best People

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, courtesy of Justin … Continue reading

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Sole Possession of Truth

When people in the name of religion claim to have sole possession of truth, they have crossed the line from faith to arrogance. Paul Simon, former Senator, P.S.: The Autobiography of Paul Simon, 1999, requoted in What Liberals Believe, page … Continue reading

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Why Separation of Church and State Is Necessary

The Bill of Rights decoupled religion from the state, in part because so many religions were steeped in an absolutist frame of mind – each convinced that it alone had a monopoly on the truth and therefore eager for the … Continue reading

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The Right Thing To Do

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

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Truth, Politics, Knowledge, Power

When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power. Alston Chase, “Reader’s Digest”, August 1995

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Real Friendship

Real friendship is exchanging secrets, rolling over like a puppy and exposing the soft underbelly. You tell your friend the truth, and you feel the friendship growing – like a bank account – with each upfront opinion you give, with … Continue reading

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H.L. Mencken Quotes

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking. No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. … Continue reading

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Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even … Continue reading

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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. I learned at least this by my … Continue reading

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