quotes tagged with 'truth', page 20
Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Unknown
The mind, in discovering truths, acts in the same manner as it acts through the eye in discovering objects; when once any object has been seen, it is impossible to put the mind back to the same condition it was in before it saw it.
Our religion embraces all truth and every fact in existence, no matter whether in heaven, earth, or hell. A fact is a fact, all truth issues forth from the Fountain of truth, and the sciences are facts as far as men have proved them.Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses, 14:117
Because it is so unbelievable, the Truth often escapes being known.Author: Heraclitus, Source: Unknown
Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.Author: George Orwell, Source: Unknown
Our lives have already become jeopardized by revealing the wicked and bloodthirsty purposes of our enemies; and for the future we must cease to do so. All we have said about them is truth, but it is not always wise to relate all the truth. Even Jesus, the Son of God, had to refrain from doing so, and had to restrain His feelings many times for the safety of Himself and His followers, and had to conceal the righteous purposes of His heart in relation to many things pertaining to His Fatherís kingdom.Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 392
When still a boy He had all the intelligence necessary to enable Him to rule and govern the kingdom of the Jews, and could reason with the wisest and most profound doctors of law and divinity, and make their theories and practice to appear like folly compared with the wisdom He possessed; but He was a boy only, and lacked physical strength even to defend His own person; and was subject to cold, to hunger and to death. So it is with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; we have the revelation of Jesus, and the knowledge within us is sufficient to organize a righteous government upon the earth, and to give universal peace to all mankind, if they would receive it, but we lack the physical strength, as did our Savior when a child, to defend our principles, and we have a necessity to be afflicted, persecuted and smitten, and to bear if patiently until Jacob is of age, then he will take care of himself.
One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may.Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 313
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations. Author: Aldous Huxley, Source: "Brave New World"
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.Author: Winston Churchill, Source: Speech in the House of Commons, November 29, 1944