God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.
William Ellery Channing
American Unitarian clergyman (1780-1842)
No mask like open truth to cover lies, As to go naked is the best disguise.
You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.
My temptation is quiet. Here at life's end Neither loose imagination Nor the mill of the mind Consuming its rag and bone, Can make the truth known.
The woods of Arcady are dead, And over is their antique joy; Of old the world on dreaming fed Gray Truth is now her painted toy.
Grant me an old man's frenzy, Myself must I remake Till I am Timon and Lear Or that William Blake Who beat upon the wall Till Truth obeyed his call.
When I tell any truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those who do.
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
American writer and novelist (1873-1947)
Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when e suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it.
American historian (1906-1963)
All men wish to have truth on their side; but few to be on the side of truth.
English rhetorician, logician, economist, and theologian (1787-1863)
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