"It takes two to speak the
one to speak, and another
- Henry David Thoreau
"Truth is a metaphysical force.
When you do
battle with the truth,
you do battle with the universe,
universe's Kung Fu
is superior to your Kung Fu."
- Brandon Smith
"The truth is always the strongest
argument." - Sophocles
"Intelligence is the shadow of objective
How can the shadow vie with the sunshine?" - Rumi
"If you wish to see the
truth then hold no
opinion for or against. The struggle
one likes and what
one dislikes is the
disease of the mind."
- Hsin Hsin Ming
"O' Great Spirit help me always to speak the
truth quietly, to listen with an open mind
when others speak, and to
remember the peace that may be found in
- Cherokee Prayer
"What "oppression" is more grievous than that a
soul seeking the
truth, and wishing to attain unto the
knowledge of God, should know not where to go
for it and from whom to seek it?"
"Truth is invariable - it is requisite to
man - it can never harm him - his very necessities, sooner or later, make him
sensible of this; oblige him to acknowledge it. The voice of
truth can only be heard by generous
souls accustomed to reflection, whose
sensibilities make them lament the numberless calamities showered on the
Earth by political and religious
tyranny - whose
enlightened minds contemplate with
horror the immensity, the ponderosity of that
series of misfortunes which error has in all ages
overwhelmed mankind."- Baron d'Holbach
"Truth, in its struggles for recognition,
passes through four distinct stages. First, we say it is damnable, , disorderly, and will surely disrupt
society. Second, we declare it is heretical,
infidelic and contrary to the Bible. Third,
we say it is really a matter of no importance either one way or the other.
Fourth, we aver that we have always upheld it and believed it." Elbert
Truth is defined
fact or reality
fidelity to an
original or standard
proven to be or accepted as true
the quality of being accurate and
that which is
considered to be the supreme reality and to have
the ultimate meaning and
value of existence.
that which is certain concerning any subject, or generally on all
subjects; real state of things;
fact; verity; reality.
a true thing; a verified fact; a true statement; an established
principle, fixed law; as in the truth of
Used in various
senses in scripture. In Prov. 12:17,
19, it denotes that which is opposed to
falsehood. In Isa. 59:14, 15, Jer. 7:28, it means
fidelity or truthfulness. The
Jesus is called "the
Truth of the
gospel" (Gal. 2:5), "the
truth" (2 Tim. 3:7; 4:4). Our
Lord says of himself, "I am the
Way, and the
Truth" (John 14:6).
"Truth has confused all the learned of
Everyone who has studied
"Truth is like the
You can shut it out for a
but it ain't going away."
- Elvis Presley
"It appears that
human denial trumps the
truth in situations in which the
pain of accepting
reality exceeds the ability of
the human mind to process it.
We even have a negative term in our lexicon - "whistleblowers" - to depict those
who report a truth that people do not
want to accept; thus,
truth-seekers, in so many instances, are the ones who become the
victims." - Karl Strandberg
One of the things that
divides men and continues to divide men,
both spiritually and physically,
is the fight for truth.
"It is always best to think first for ourselves on
any subject, and then to others for the correction or improvement of our own
sentiments. The quantity of knowledge thus gained may be less, but the quality
will be superior. Truth received on authority, or acquired without labor, makes
but a feeble impression." - William Ellery Channing
Immoral people would prefer that there were no
These people are simply
looking for excuses to carry on in the manner they have become accustomed
The idea of what is
good and what is evil has been
confused with what is true and what is
What is felt to be
good for one may not be good
What one may feel is evil may not
feel evil to another.
This does not change
God has granted each one of us life -
the greatest gift ever given.
It is wrong to take life
for anything other than sustenance. You kill it, you eat it.
As long as I live the Sun will
I have faith that each of
these truths are absolute.
Knowledge can not be evil.
Knowledge points the
way to reality.
points to God.
I stand in awe of God.
I feel God within me.
I see the immense power of
God which stands before me in the existence of creation.
"When I think
of people I admire most I find that I do so mainly because they have an
unshakable allegiance to truth and to a fundamental integrity. They recognize
and acknowledge that there is often an obvious "right thing to do." We can
argue that everything is relative but I think that would just be mental
gymnastics to avoid admitting it can be done. People who resist admitting
there's a right thing to do are usually the type of people that regularly
choose the obvious "wrong thing to do." People
like politicians. People that don't have an allegiance to truth rely on
complicating everything in order to obliterate any clear understanding of it.
As one of my editors often says, the great thing about truth is it has no
internal contradictions. It's self-evident. Lies are loaded with internal
contradictions so people who use them must create a convoluted complexity
and/or misdirection and denial to frustrate anyone that looks too closely.
That's why most big lies endure for so long. It's incredibly difficult to
untangle the mucked up web of lies and deceit. For my part I enjoy the
simplicity of truth. Luckily there are a many moments in life when there is a
"right thing to do" and it's obvious to anyone who has an allegiance to truth."
- Bruce McDonald
What is the
"I asked my grandfather once if he could tell me
what truth was. "I don't
think I've lived long enough to
know that," he said, "all I
know is that without
truth Iktomi, the Trickster, would be
the most powerful being on Earth. And that's the
Having lived more than
half a century, I think I'm just
beginning to gain some
insight into my grandfather's reply.
Truth is often difficult to
Truth can be a
gift or a burden; it can be kind or cruel.
frequently eludes our grasp and
we find it difficult to describe.
Truth can at times hide so well that we
can't find it to save ourselves, or it disguises itself so skillfully that we
walk all over it without knowing. And in the next instance it becomes plain as
day, whether we want it to or not.
end we learn we can't live without
"Truth is the marker along the roads we
travel in life," my grandfather did say.
Road has many markers. If you choose the Black Road, there is only the
We can be influenced
by truth or by
Two chieftains met on a
plain while their two armies waited.
"I have ten thousand warriors,
every one skilled with weapons and
seasoned by battle. Victory will be mine," said the first chieftain. "What do
"Only the truth,"
replied the second chieftain. "This war has
decimated my people so I face you now with an army of a thousand children. This
truth will either
destroy you or glorify you."
first chieftain returned to his camp, where his army of ten thousand stood ready for battle.
He ordered his army to put aside their
he went into seclusion to ponder the truth
his enemy had spoken. With the new dawn he
sent his chief aide with gifts of
food and an offer of peace to the
army of a thousand children. The first
chieftain then returned to his homeland and stood to be
judged before his countrymen, fully expecting to
be dishonored for his weakness. He was, instead made a king.
truth is like the
wind. You can't see it, but you can see the
effect it has.
Truth is also
like sunrise and
sunset. We see the
sun come up over the eastern
horizon in the
morning and then disappear behind
the western horizon in the evening. From
the perspective of our existence on a
spinning sphere, the sun appears to "rise"
In reality the
sun does neither. Reality is what is, first and foremost, on
Lakota reality is, for example, that the four seasons cycle in
precisely the same order year after year.
Reality is that lakes and rivers freeze in winter and
thaw in the spring, that all living things die, that change is
Truth is the
result of the trials and errors of life, the lessons
we learned such as "Without evil, goodness would be harder to recognize," or "The first
casualty of war is
truth," or " A bird in the hand is
worth two in the bush."
Some lessons rise out of the
illusions we have acquired: for example,
"Good will always prevail over evil."
Truth is subjective.
Truth is also subject to change, as in
"Man was not intended to fly."
If there is a universal human weakness,
it is that we want to believe there is
truth because we want
clear answers rather than
illusions, and therefore we are vulnerable
to anything that seems to be the truth.
Truth consists of two parts: that which
is given and that which is accepted.
We Lakota have heard Iktomi sing
At the Fort Laramie Treaty Council of 1851, as thousands
upon thousands of white emigrants made their way along the Oregon Trail from
Missouri to Oregon and passed through Lakota territory, the United States peace
commissioners told us, "They are only passing through and need only as much
room as the width of their wagon wheels."
The Fort Laramie Treaty of
1868 established the Great Sioux Reservation - the entire western half of the
current state of South Dakota - for "as long as the
sun shall rise, as long as the
rivers shall flow, as long as the
grasses shall grow."
truth is sometimes painful, but
without, it there is only illusion.
The truth is we Lakota still
walk the face of the Earth.
truth is we
survived traumatic change and are
wiser and stronger because of it.
illusion is that we were
defeated by a stronger, better, more
moral people with more God given rights than we had.
The truth is we were
overwhelmed by numbers: more people
with more guns needing more and more of
what we had.
The illusion, is that
we are a conquered people.
truth is that we are
survivors; we took on the worst that our
"conquerors" could throw at us and we
are still standing.
The illusion is
that we are part of the past - something to be studied, analyzed, measured,
dissected, and ultimately judged.
truth is we are still a viable
culture with traditions, customs, and
values that have stood the severest tests.
all have our truths, some easier to
accept than others.
The L train is always late;
prairie gumbo is bottomless after a hard
rain; one brother-in-law is a geek and the other believes he's a saint; commuting sucks; my
parents hate me
because I'm sixteen; my sixteen-year-old hates
me because she's sixteen; a one sided love affair is
the pits; the Minnesota Vikings broke my heart -
again; I can't live without my
When all is said and done there is only
one truth that is unwavering.
This one truth has
endured and will always endured because it will stand unabashedly and without
and it is the
one that is avoided and most feared by American society.
death should be the standard for
truth against which all others are
We will find that nothing can
compare with its
Death is a taboo subject, generally
speaking, consistently referred to euphemistically as the Grim Reaper, the cold
night, or the wages of sin: There is rarely casual conversation among
non-Indians about death or dying.
Any references to death are
made in hushed and apprehensive tones. A visit to any mortuary or cemetery is a
confirmation of the general state of denial about
death in American society. Funeral directors sell coffins that
will "protect your loved one for ages to come." Stone or cement crypts and mausoleums are
used for the same reason: to deny
death as long as possible.
Logically, we are at least
apprehensive about anything we don't know.
Most people fear
death because they don't
know it, or they
know the wrong
things about death. No matter how much
we deny it or try to avoid it, death
touches us sooner or later when a friend or a loved one
dies. After we mourn and
grieve the loss, many of us become
angry at death as if it were an interloper, a
thief in the night, a villain, or a
Death does not
rage, old age, stupidity, among others, are
Death is only part of
the process of life.
death is simple.
Nothing is more inevitable, no matter how vigorously we deny it
or fight it.
Death will come for us regardless of how
powerful, famous, rich, beautiful, influential,
irreverent, or lowly we are.
There is no way to
live, but we will always lose the
Thinking of death in those terms
creates the illusion that
death is an
death isn't our
enemy; it is, when all is said and done,
our truest friend.
The most profound and reassuring
death is that it is a part of
Life begins with
birth and ends with
With no other
journey you travel can you
know how it will end.
We begin dying the moment we
are born, which means living well
is dying well.
That is the truest
measure of any
The final -
and perhaps the greatest - truth about
death is that it is the great
equalizer; it connects all living
beings to its
Every form of
life shares with us the same
journey that begins with birth and ends with
being or species, not
the most powerful, nor the most arrogant, nor the wisest will ever alter that
There are many
certainties and even more illusions
masquerading as truth, nothing short
of living and learning will enable us to know
The first chieftain accepted the
truth he heard and reacted to it with
the truth of his own character, and
Iktomi, on the other hand, presents
truth, and always will. Beware of
- Joseph M.
Marshall, Native American Sioux, Lakota tribe.
"Those who set their mind in harmony
free from the bonds of death."
"Death opens our hearts.
Death reminds us,
with a clarity that trumps all logic,
only love is real."
- Charles Eisenstein
"Americans seem as reluctant as
rationally or even
just honestly about death."
- Meghan Daum
"There is the
truth," the poet concluded. "It does
not wipe out death. It does not diminish space, nor halt time. But it makes us what we are in
needs unhappiness. Joy goes
sorrow. It is thanks to the shadow that we
exist. We must not dream
of an absurd abstraction. We
must guard the bond that links us to blood and earth. 'Just as I am!' Remember that. We are a great mixture. We are more than
we believe." - Henri Barbusse
"If you tell the
truth you don't have to
remember anything." - Mark Twain
truth really don't have much to
do with each other." - William
"The courage to
face the truth is the first
condition of philosophic
study." - Georg
Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
"From the history of wisdom
comes the message that the commitment to live according to truth in all its
expansiveness is humanity's most lofty and
meaningful task." -Lew Paz
reliable & accurate
proper alignment or adjustment
sincerely felt or
as to a friend, vow, or cause; loyal
conforming to a
rule, standard, or pattern
- etymologically speaking. In
Old English, the words looked
and sounded much more alike than they do now: "tree" was trow and true
was trowe. The first of these comes from the Germanic noun *trewam; the second,
from the adjective *treuwaz. Both these Germanic words
ultimately go back to an Indo-European root *deru- or *dreu-, appearing in
derivatives referring to wood and, by
extension, firmness. Truth may
be thought of as some
thing firm; so as well can certain bonds
between humans, like trust, another derivative of the same
root. A slightly different form
of the root, *dru-, appears in the word druid, a type
of ancient Celtic priest; his
name is etymologically *dru-wid-, or strong
Nature long ago provided us with free devices that remove carbon dioxide
from our air using natural solar power:
trees and forests. One fast-growing tree can sequester many tons of carbon. In
addition to curtailing carbon emissions, let's get back to basics. How about
planting trees?" - Elan Glasser
I SAW IN LOUISIANA A LIVE
I saw in Louisiana a live oak growing,
stood it and the moss hung down from the branches,
companion it grew there uttering joyous of dark green,
And its look, rude,
unbending, lusty, made me think of
But I wonder'd how it could utter joyous leaves
standing alone there without its friend near,
for I knew I could not,
And I broke off a twig with a certain number of leaves upon it and
twined around it a little moss,
And brought it away, and I have placed
it in sight in my room,
It is not needed to remind me as of my own dear
(For I believe lately I
think of little else than of them,)
remains to me a curious token, it makes me think of
For all that, and though the live
oak glistens there in Louisiana solitary in a wide flat
leaves all its life without a friend a lover near,
I know very well I could not.
based on past experience.
one in which confidence is
to commit, as to one's care; to
to give credence
to; to believe; to credit.
To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose
to show confidence in an
entrusting (him) with some
firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of an
assured anticipation; dependence
upon some thing future or contingent, as if present or
actual; hope; belief.
The essence of trust, a
catalyst of all friendship and cooperation is a neurochemical that
can ease the natural suspicion of
strangers. This neurochemical is a hormone called
oxytocin which aids in mating among
fish, breast feeding among
mammals and also promotes trust between human beings.
Some of our sexuality
has evolved to stimulate that same oxytocin system to create female-male
bonds." - Larry Young
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