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A Dictionary of New Epigrams

Truth

Truth is often symmetrical with other truths, but also sometimes with falsehood.

Truth is difficult to hold on to, so when you happen to grab one write it down so it can’t get away.

Truth is an emotional response to a reality, more than a thought. Newton’s statement “For every physical action there is an equal and opposite reaction” doesn’t have much emotional truth even if it is a law of Nature.

Holding on to a truth is foolish; truth is best set free for all to see, understand and use.

If you don’t obey the truth of Nature’s Laws you will soon cease to exist.

Truth is never revealed to those who refuse to see it.

Personal confirmation bias will destroy you if it is out of sync with natural reality.

If you stub your toe on a truth, pause and examine it. It may be a Hope diamond.

If someone refuses to see the truth about one thing when it is clearly presented he can not be trusted to see any truth when it is set before him.

Many claim to be seeking truth, but few are diligent in their pursuit.

Truths can be different. Some are as soft as a summer breeze, and others hard as a diamond.

An honest man seeks truth, a dishonest one seeks excuses.

In the mouths of sophists truths are easily blurred into half-truths, then into distorted falsehoods, and then blackened into vicious lies.

The instant you see a truth it is time to put it into action.

To be in love with solid natural truths protects one from frail human vanities.

Truth needs a context before it is true.

Perhaps it is a mental disease to seek deep truths; it is abnormal because it is so rare, and confirmation bias gives us those truths that make us feel good, so most people seek those truths.

To seek truth for the sake of holding a truth is a violation of good sense; truth is useful and should be used to make the world a better place.

The greatest enemy of truth is not lies, but liars.

The most satisfying truths are those we discover by our own efforts.

 

 

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