„A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is 'merely relative,' is asking you not to believe him. So don't.“

"The Nature of Philosophy" (p. 6)
Modern Philosophy (1995)
Forrás: Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey

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Roger Scruton fénykép
Roger Scruton1
1944 - 2020

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Philip José Farmer fénykép

„The truth is that you can be immortal, relatively so, anyway.“

—  Philip José Farmer American science fiction writer 1918 - 2009

The Riverworld series, Gods of Riverworld (1983)
Kontextus: The truth is that you can be immortal, relatively so, anyway. You won't last beyond the death of the universe and probably not nearly as long as the universe does. But you have the potentiality for living a million years, two, perhaps three or more. As long as you can find a Terrestrial-type planet with a hot core and have resurrection machinery available.
Unfortunately, not all can be permitted to possess immortality. Too many would make immortality miserable or hellish for the rest, and they would try to control others through their control of the resurrection machinery. Even so, everybody, without exception, is given a hundred years after his Earthly death to prove that he or she can live peacefully and in harmony with himself and the others, within the tolerable limits of human imperfections. Those who can do this will be immortal after the two projects are completed.

Sri Aurobindo fénykép

„You say that you ask only for the Truth and yet you speak like a narrow and ignorant fanatic who refuses to believe in anything but the religion in which he was born. All fanaticism is false, because it is a contradiction of the very nature of God and of Truth. Truth cannot be shut up in a single book, Bible or Veda or Koran, or in a single religion.“

—  Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950

23 October 1929, From a letter to a Muslim disciple
India's Rebirth
Kontextus: You say that you ask only for the Truth and yet you speak like a narrow and ignorant fanatic who refuses to believe in anything but the religion in which he was born. All fanaticism is false, because it is a contradiction of the very nature of God and of Truth. Truth cannot be shut up in a single book, Bible or Veda or Koran, or in a single religion. The Divine Being is eternal and universal and infinite and cannot be the sole property of the Mussulmans or of the Semitic religions only, — those that happened to be in a line from the Bible and to have Jewish or Arabian prophets for their founders. Hindus and Confucians and Taoists and all others have as much right to enter into relation with God and find the Truth in their own way. All religions have some truth in them, but none has the whole truth; all are created in time and finally decline and perish. Mahomed himself never pretended that the Koran was the last message of God and there would be no other. God and Truth outlast these religions and manifest themselves anew in whatever way or form the Divine Wisdom chooses. You cannot shut up God in the limitations of your own narrow brain or dictate to the Divine Power and Consciousness how or where or through whom it shall manifest; you cannot put up your puny barriers against the divine Omnipotence. These again are simple truths which are now being recognised all over the world; only the childish in mind or those who vegetate in some formula of the past deny them. You have insisted on my writing and asked for the Truth and I have answered. But if you want to be a Mussulman, no one prevents you. If the Truth I bring is too great for you to understand or to bear, you are free to go and live in a half-truth or in your own ignorance. I am not here to convert anyone; I do not preach to the world to come to me and I call no one. I am here to establish the divine life and the divine consciousness in those who of themselves feel the call to come to me and cleave to it and in no others.

Joseph Heller fénykép
Colum McCann fénykép

„I'm only telling you on the truth," he said. "If you can't stand the truth, don't ask for it.“

—  Colum McCann, könyv Let the Great World Spin

Forrás: Let the Great World Spin

Jiddu Krishnamurti fénykép

„Truth is not of the past or the present, it is timeless; the man who quotes the truth of the Buddha, of Shankara, of Christ, or who merely repeats what I am saying, will not find truth, because repetition is not truth. Repetition is a lie.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

"Fifth Talk in Bombay 1950 (12 March 1950) http://www.jkrishnamurti.com/krishnamurti-teachings/view-text.php?tid=352&chid=4672&w=%22Truth+is+not+something+in+the+distance%22, J.Krishnamurti Online, JKO Serial No. 500312, The Collected Works, Vol. VI, p. 134
Posthumous publications, The Collected Works
Kontextus: Truth is not something in the distance; there is no path to it, there is neither your path nor my path; there is no devotional path, there is no path of knowledge or path of action, because truth has no path to it. The moment you have a path to truth, you divide it, because the path is exclusive; and what is exclusive at the very beginning will end in exclusiveness. The man who is following a path can never know truth because he is living in exclusiveness; his means are exclusive, and the means are the end, are not separate from the end. If the means are exclusive, the end is also exclusive. So there is no path to truth, and there are not two truths. Truth is not of the past or the present, it is timeless; the man who quotes the truth of the Buddha, of Shankara, of Christ, or who merely repeats what I am saying, will not find truth, because repetition is not truth. Repetition is a lie.

Kabir fénykép

„They call Him Emptiness who is the Truth of truths, in Whom all truths are stored!“

—  Kabir Indian mystic poet 1440 - 1518

Songs of Kabîr (1915)
Kontextus: They call Him Emptiness who is the Truth of truths, in Whom all truths are stored!
There within Him creation goes forward, which is beyond all philosophy; for philosophy cannot attain to Him: There is an endless world, O my Brother! and there is the Nameless Being, of whom naught can be said.
Only he knows it who has reached that region: it is other than all that is heard and said.
No form, no body, no length, no breadth is seen there: how can I tell you that which it is?

Nicolás Gómez Dávila fénykép

„Truths are not relative. What is relative are opinions about truth.“

—  Nicolás Gómez Dávila Colombian writer and philosopher 1913 - 1994

Sucesivos Escolios a un Texto Implícito (1992)

Frederick Buechner fénykép
Zoroaster fénykép

„Truth is best (of all that is) good. As desired, what is being desired is truth for him who (represents) the best truth.“

—  Zoroaster Persian prophet and founder of Zoroastrianism

Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 27, 14.
The Gathas

Edward Albee fénykép
Ned Vizzini fénykép

„Is that the truth, Jimmy?" I ask without looking at him. "It's the truth and it come to ya!" I smile.“

—  Ned Vizzini, könyv It's Kind of a Funny Story

Forrás: It's Kind of a Funny Story

Rachel Cohn fénykép
Jodi Picoult fénykép

„People ask all the time how I'm doing, but the truth is, they don't really want to know.“

—  Jodi Picoult, könyv Handle With Care

Forrás: Handle with Care

Bob Dylan fénykép

„Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'. I just might tell you the truth.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Bringing It All Back Home (1965), Outlaw Blues

Rick Riordan fénykép
Diogenes Laërtius fénykép

„Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he, "That when they speak truth they are not believed."“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

Aristotle, 9.
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 5: The Peripatetics

Henry David Thoreau fénykép
Martin Luther fénykép
Henri Barbusse fénykép

„Truth is simple. They who say that truth is complicated deceive themselves, and the truth is not in them.“

—  Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935

Light (1919), Ch. XVI - De Profundis Clamavi

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