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Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Every parting gives a foretaste of death,
every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
- Arthur Schopenhauer


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Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu


 

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There's a world of difference between truth and facts.
Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- The Buddha

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
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The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
- Albert Einstein

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff


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