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The rantings and ravings of a mom of three wonderful girls as she finds new love while working like a dog and shaking her fist at the system. You know. Pretty much like everybody else.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Truth Will Set You Free

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Albert Einstein

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Virginia Woolfe

As an adult, you must rediscover the moving power of your life. Tension, a lack of honesty and a sense of unreality, come from following the wrong force in your life.
Joseph Campbell

Truth is the highest thing that man may keep.
Geoffrey Chaucer "Canterbury Tales. The Frankeleines Tale"

To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.

I grew convinced that truth, sincerity and integrity in dealings between man and man were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life; and I formed written resolutions, which still remain in my journal book, to practice them ever while I lived.
Franklin, Benjamin, his Autobiography

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Shakespeare, Hamlet

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The quality of insight is determined by the degree of our ultimate integrity. Sound vision is the reward of maturity, and maturity is intellectual, emotional, spiritual integrity.
Guggenheimer, Creative Vision, 1950

My strength is as the strength of of ten,
Because my heart is pure.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom--they are the pillars of society.
Henrik Ibsen

Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
Martin Luther

Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth.
Ruth McKenney

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe.
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.
Austin O'Malley

With lies you may get ahead in the world - but you can never go back.
Russian proverb

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
Charles Peguy

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio address, October 26, 1939

The truth is always the strongest argument.

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

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau

There is not greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness and truth.
Leo Tolstoy "War and Peace"

Let us then be what we are, and speak what we think, and in all things keep ourselves loyal to truth.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.
Carl Jung

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Sigmund Freud

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable.
Be honest and transparent anyway.
Mother Teresa


Do you smell that? It's the pungent aroma of smoking britches.

Got a few things I want to spout off about. (Imagine that, huh?) Just thinking that I'd rather not waste prime real estate giving attention to some who like to piss me off just to see their "names" in print. (Though I'm holding out the option to update that policy at a later date should I feel it's necessary.)

Sooooo, grab your sphygmomanometer and meet me at the secret clubhouse. You know the address...


Blogger Nate said...

Oh, by the way, that first quote sounds a lot like Einstein was paraphrasing Jesus.

8/10/2007 5:27 PM  

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