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Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.
Samuel P. Huntington
Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.
In politics, readily dismissing inconvenient people can easily extend to dismissing inconvenient truths about them.
Love invites the Holy Ghost to be present to confirm truth. And the joy of learning divine truths creates love in the hearts of people who shared the experience of learning.
Henry B. Eyring
In politics, not all lies are all lies. And not all truths are complete.
Music tells no truths.
Philip James Bailey
Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.
Remy de Gourmont
The kinds of truth that art gives us many, many times are small truths. They don't have the resonance of an encyclical from the Pope stating an eternal truth, but they partake of the quality of eternity. There is a sort of timeless delight in them.
Try as I do to comprehend the human project and my part in it, I am further than ever from understanding the monstrous everyday things that seem like self-evident truths and existential necessities to so many.
Philosophy has to be enquiring; it can take nothing on faith, and its methods are based not on the blind acceptance of authority, but on establishing truths by reason and argument.
The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths.
There are more truths in twenty-four hours of a man's life than in all the philosophies.
Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated.
Over 5,000 years, states have made surprisingly consistent claims about their duties. They have promised to protect people from threats; promote their welfare; deliver justice and also, perhaps less obviously, uphold truth - originally truths about the cosmos, and more recently truths drawn from reason and knowledge.
Behavior is mutable. It changes from place to place. It's like accents, dialect - it varies from one area to another. But there are universal truths about what it means to be a human being. All the other stuff is like applique. Learning that was interesting to me and probably useful for becoming an actor.
One of the sad truths about leadership is that, the higher up the ladder you travel, the less you know.
You want comedic themes to be recogniseable life truths that we all battle with, and with that comes the healing properties of comedy.
Stories are amazing and powerful because they can resonate with people depending on their needs and experiences and speak truths we need to hear in that moment in time.
Sue Monk Kidd
Conservatives used to believe in confronting hard truths, not succumbing to comforting fairy tales. Some still do.
Two truths are all too often overshadowed in today's political discourse: Public service is a most honorable pursuit, and so is bipartisanship.
Inauthenticity is endemic in American politics today. The political backrooms where I spent much of my career were just as benighted as my personal life, equally crowded with shadowy strangers and compromises, truths I hoped to deny. I lived not in one closet but in many.
All too often, legacy management practices reflexively perpetuate the past - by over-weighting the views of long-tenured executives, by valuing conformance more highly than creativity and by turning tired industry nostrums into sacred truths.
But the more we search the Scriptures, the more we perceive, in this doctrine, the fundamental truth of the gospel - that truth which gives to redemption its character, and to all other truths their real power.
John Nelson Darby
But romantic vision can also lead one away from certain very hard, ugly truths about life that are important to know.
It's so hard to write about countries like Haiti because there's truths behind the misperceptions people have. But there's so much more. There are multiple truths.
Contrary to the popular misconception, the actor is not necessarily a specialist in imitating or portraying what he knows about other people. On the contrary, the actor may simply be a person who's more willing than others to reveal some truths about himself.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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