Saturday, November 06, 2004

Truth Be Told

I am very excited about being able to share my thoughts with others and get thoughtful feedback in return. In my discussions with others, I have found many valuing my insights, even if they disagree. I have also valued others insights and have grown from them. In the seemingly growing uncivil discourse in legacy media today, truth and intellectual capital have suffered. Ergo, the name of my Blog. Here are some thought provoking quotes* on truth:
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 - 1860)
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings, 'Affurisms from Josh Billings: His Sayings,' 1865
US Humorist (1818 - 1885)
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Lenin, Russian Communist politician & revolutionary (1870 - 1924)
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Sir Winston Churchill, British politician (1874 - 1965)
Truth is truth
To the end of reckoning.
William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure", Act 5 scene 1
Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 - 1616)
The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
Mark Twain, Advice to Youth, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)
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