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Absolute Truth Quotes


"If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth." - Jill Abramson

"Add a few drops of venom to a half truth and you have an absolute truth." - Eric Hoffer

"The only "definitive truth" for Buddhism is the absolute negation of any one truth as the Definitive Truth." - Dalai Lama

"All we know of the truth is that the absolute truth, such as it is, is beyond our reach." - Nicholas of Cusa

"It will never be possible by pure reason to arrive at some absolute truth." - Werner Heisenberg

"Holy Scripture could never lie or err...its decrees are of absolute and inviolable truth." - Galileo Galilei

"There is no such source of error as the pursuit of absolute truth." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"Absolute knowledge is only possible when you know the Absolute Truth and to have the Absolute Truth you have to go to the Absolute Being within you which is your Spirit. So, it gives you the truth, it gives you the collective consciousness. The main thing is that you become extremely peaceful personality, you become peace, you emit peace." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Art achieves all little things by absolute truth: but all her great things need some admixture of illusion." - Richard B. Garnett

"All that can be said with truth of this Absolute and Supreme Reality is that IT IS. This must suffice." - Israel Regardie

"We can never achieve absolute truth but we can live hopefully by a system of calculated probabilities." - Agnes Meyer Driscoll

"In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable, and must be content with finding broken portions." - William Osler

"God is the absolute truth" - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"God alone knows absolute Truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Absolute truth is not dependent upon public opinion or popularity. Now what is this truth? It is His gospel. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Since there is no such thing as absolute rightness and truth, we always pursue the artificial, leading, human truth. We judge and make a truth that excludes other truths. Art plays a formative part in this manufacture of truth." - Gerhard Richter

"It is not given to man to know the whole Truth. His duty lies in living up to the truth as he sees it, and in doing so, to resort to the purest means, i.e., to non-violence. God alone knows absolute truth. Therefore, I have often said, Truth is God. It follows that man, a finite being, cannot know absolute truth. Nobody in this world possesses absolute truth. This is God's attribute alone. Relative truth is all we know. Therefore, we can only follow the truth as we see it. Such pursuit of truth cannot lead anyone astray." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. All systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth." - Nhat Hanh

"We have to awaken ourselves into that new awareness by which we can know the absolute truth and we can know that Divine power which is surrounding us." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The eye which can appreciate the naked and absolute beauty of a scientific truth is far more rare than that which is attracted by a moral one." - Henry David Thoreau

"You must have absolute faith in your own perceptions of truth. Never act in haste or hurry; be deliberated in everything; wait until you know the true way." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Imagination, which in truth Is but another name for absolute power And clearest insight, amplitude of mind, And reason, in her most exalted mood." - William Wordsworth

"One sought not absolute truth. One sought only a spool on which to wind the thread of history without breaking it." - Henry Adams

"The State is the absolute reality and the individual himself has objective existence, truth and morality only in his capacity as a member of the State." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"Truth, like love, is never absolute." - E. Lynn Harris

"Nobody in this world possesses absolute truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Absolute truth belongs to Thee alone." - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

"Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth." - Eric Temple Bell

"Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth." - E T Bell

"We have had philosophies, we have ideologies, we have so many kinds of enterprises but despite that there are so many differences and the differences are having larger and larger gaps. If it is the truth, it has to be the truth for everyone. Everyone has to say: "This is The Truth". But it has to be the Absolute Truth. If it is not the Absolute Truth than what we believe into is not the reality. And this is the main reason why everything in the name of God, Divinity, everything has failed so far because it is not substantiated by reality." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Under whatever name or form we worship It, It leads us on to knowledge of the nameless, formless Absolute. Yet, to see one's true Self in the Absolute, to subside into It and be one with "It, this is the true Knowledge of the Truth." - Ramana Maharshi

"As liberty of thought is absolute, so is liberty of speech, which is 'inseparable' from the liberty of thought. Liberty of speech, moreover, is essential not only for its own sake but for the sake of truth, which requires absolute liberty for the utterance of unpopular and even demonstrably false opinions." - Gertrude Himmelfarb

"The only absolute truth is that there are no absolute truths." - Paul Feyerabend

"There can be no absolute reality, there can be no absolute truth." - Kevin Warwick

"I learned early to understand that there is no such condition in human affairs as absolute truth. There is only truth as people see it, and truth, even in fact, may be kaleidoscopic in its variety. The damage such perception did to me I have felt ever sinceI could never belong entirely to one side of any question." - Pearl S Buck

"Truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life." - John Howard

"Science does not promise absolute truth, nor does it consider that such a thing necessarily exists. Science does not even promise that everything in the Universe is amenable to the scientific process." - Isaac Asimov

"Reality and truth are not products of rational or linear thinking. They are derived from absolute wisdom as it manifests itself spontaneously, coming from the light of the Spirit." - Nirmala Srivastava

"we are, in this country, more open to new ideas. But we are also, it seems to me, more inclined to hail the new as absolute truth - until the next new comes along." - Paula Fox

"There is in the blind as in the seeing an Absolute which gives truth to what we know to be true, order to what is orderly, beauty to the beautiful, touchableness to what is tangible." - Helen Keller

"...but all day long I would be training myself to think, to understand, to criticize, to know myself; I was seeking for the absolute truth: this preoccupation did not exactly encourage polite conversation." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Your spiritual developement is a divine path that leads to truth, goodness and beauty; it is a spiritual path reflecting the unlimited, absolute nature of the universe and the ultimate grand design of creation." - Morihei Ueshiba

"I can't bring you absolute truth in the detailed factual sense. All I can do is bring you an interpretation as I understand it. That's all you can ever get from an actor." - Colin Firth

"What is the meaning of Initiation? It is the Path to the realisation of your Self as the sole, the supreme, the absolute of all Truth, Beauty, Purity, Perfection!" - Aleister Crowley

"We don't regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth" - Kenneth R Miller

"The aim of fiction is absolute and honest truth." - Anton Chekhov

"Nature brings us back to absolute truth whenever we wander." - Louis Agassiz

"The Absolute Truth can be perceived by a repentant heart." - Radhanath Swami

"Truth is always unfolding. It's not an absolute." - Alan Arkin

"We don't regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth." - Kenneth R Miller

"The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh." - Carl Reiner

"The capacity to tolerate complexity and welcome contradiction, not the need for simplicity and certainty, is the attribute of an explorer. Centuries ago, when some people suspended their search for absolute truth and began instead to ask how things worked, modern science was born. Curiously, it was by abandoning the search for absolute truth that science began to make progress, opening the material universe to human exploration." - Heinz Pagels

"Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom." - Albert Camus

"Eternity is the Absolute present." - D.T. Suzuki

"A cat has absolute honesty." - Ernest Hemingway

"The Absolute cannot be divided." - Swami Vivekananda

"It's difficult, if not impossible, to get away with anything false before the camera. That instrument penetrates the husk of the actor; it reveals what's truly happening - if anything, if nothing. A close-up demands absolute truth. It's a severe and awesome truth" - Elia Kazan

"There is nothing more necessary than truth, and in comparison with it everything else has only secondary value. This absolute will to truth: what is it? Is it the will to not allow ourselves to be deceived? Is it the will not to deceive? One does not want to be deceived, under the supposition that it is injurious, dangerous, or fatal to be deceived." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"So the dream is continually reminding us of the part which our conscious is forgetting. It does not speak with any absolute authority; it simply gives a true picture of a situation which exists in the unconscious. It speaks truth; but not, as some persons believe, the truth. It shows the other side." - Frances G. Wickes

"Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart." - Salman Rushdie

"There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught." - Hermann Hesse

"The soul active sees absolute truth; and utters truth, or creates." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"At the very outset I have to tell you that truth is what it is. You cannot mold it, you cannot change it. It is always the same. It has been the same, it is the same, it will be the same. But to say that we know the truth and that we have the truth is really a self-deception. If you had known the absolute truth there would have been no problems and everybody would have said the same thing. There would be no discussions, no arguments, no fights and wars. But when we don't know the absolute truth then we can find out our own mental conceptions as the truth. But this mind is so limited." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Without a thorough and deeply rooted understanding of the biblical view of truth as revealed, objective, absolute, universal, eternally engaging, antithetical and exclusive, unified and systematic, and as an end in itself, the Christian response to postmodernism will be muted by the surrounding culture or will make illicit compromises with the truth-impoverished spirit of the age. The good news is that truth is still truth, that it provides a backbone for witness and ministry in postmodern times, and that God's truth will never fail." - Douglas Groothuis

"The scientific value of truth is not, however, ultimate or absolute. It rests partly on practical, partly on aesthetic interests. As our ideas are gradually brought into conformity with the facts by the painful process of selection,-for intuition runs equally into truth and into error, and can settle nothing if not controlled by experience,-we gain vastly in our command over our environment. This is the fundamental value of natural science" - George Santayana

"Let every one of us cultivate, in every word that issues from our mouth, absolute truth. I say cultivate, because to very few people as may be noticed of most young children does truth, this rigid, literal veracity, come by nature. To many, even who love it and prize it dearly in others, it comes only after the self-control, watchfulness, and bitter experience of years." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"Woman must be put back in her place. Man's great error was to put woman on a pedestal, when she is far more at ease on her knees - where she belongs. ... Woman must be reacquainted with truth and force. She must be reacquainted with truth through force. ... She must be shown in no uncertain terms the absolute nature of the master/slave relationship endemic to the sexes." - Boyd Rice

"Once war becomes a clash of absolutes, there is no breathing room for mercy. Absolute truth is blind truth." - Deepak Chopra

"The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions." - Sarah Bernhardt

"Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator." - Wendell Phillips

"A modern theory of knowledge which takes account of the relational as distinct from the merely relative character of all historical knowledge must start with the assumption that there are spheres of thought in which it is impossible to conceive of absolute truth existing independently of the values and position of the subject and unrelated to the social context." - Karl Mannheim

"Now by knowing absolute truth you understand each other much more. That means a collective consciousness, a new dimension in your awareness. You can feel others on your finger tips and if you know how to correct your centers you can help them. Then who is the other? The microcosm becomes the macrocosm." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Believing ourselves to be possessors of absolute truth degrades us: we regard every person whose way of thinking is different from ours as a monster and a threat and by so doing turn our own selves into monsters and threats to our fellows." - Octavio Paz

"The study of Nature is intercourse with the highest mind. You should never trifle with Nature. At her lowest her works are the works of the highest powers, the highest something in the universe, in whichever way we look at it... This is the charm of Study from Nature itself; she brings us back to absolute truth wherever we wander." - Louis Agassiz

"The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. If the resurrection did not take place, then Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth." - Henry M Morris

"Learn to live without self concern. For this you must know your own true being as indomitable, fearless and ever victorious. Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas, and live by truth alone." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"The absolute heart of loyalty is to value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear. In fact, you should value them most. Because they have paid you the compliment of leveling with you and assuming you can handle it." - Pat Summitt

"Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.We cannot sit still because we cannot, or do not , know the Absolute Truth." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"Tyrants and dictators will accept no other gods before them. They require disobedience to the First Commandment. They seek absolute control and are threatened by faith in God. They fear only the power they cannot possess - the power of truth. So they resent the living example of the devout, especially the devotion of a unique people chosen by God." - George W Bush

"The history of his present majesty, is a history of unremitting injuries and usurpationsall of which have in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world, for the truth of which we pledge a faith yet unsullied by falsehood." - Thomas Jefferson

"Realize that the Silence offers an ever available and almost unlimited opportunity for awakening the highest conception of Truth. Try to comprehend that Omnipotence itself is absolute silence; all else is change, activity, limitation. Silent thought concentration is therefore the true method of reaching, awakening and then expressing the wonderful potential power of the world within." - Charles F. Haanel

"On two subjects the overwhelming majority of people regarded their own opinions as Absolute Truth, and sincerely believed that anyone who disagreed with them was immoral, outrageous, sinful, sacrilegious, offensive, intolerable, stupid, illogical, treasonable, actionable, against the public interest, ridiculous, and obscene. The two subjects were (of course) sex and religion." - Robert A Heinlein

"There is no such thing as an absolute truth to be discovered." - T. E. Hulme

"Myth embodies the nearest approach to absolute truth that can be stated in words." - Ananda Coomaraswamy

"There is no such thing as absolute truth and absolute falsehood. The scientific mind should never recognise the perfect truth or the perfect falsehood of any supposed theory or observation. It should carefully weigh the chances of truth and error and grade each in its proper position along the line joining absolute truth and absolute error." - Henry Augustus Rowland

"Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism." - Hunter S Thompson

"Science doesn't purvey absolute truth. Science is a mechanism... for testing your thoughts against the universe." - Isaac Asimov

"Feelings are not everything! There is very little absolute truth in life." - Emily Saliers

"Most of the intellectual elite of the USA completely disavow the idea of absolute truth." - Ravi Zacharias

"There is no such source of error as the pursuit of absolute truth." - Samuel Butler

"In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions." - William Osler

"The absolute truth is that there is no power in celebrity." - Bill Cosby

"God has made no one absolute." - Owen Feltham

"absolute liberty ... tends to corrupt absolutely." - Gertrude Himmelfarb

"Om is the greatest, meaning the Absolute." - Swami Vivekananda

"The Absolute can never be thought of." - Swami Vivekananda

"Learn the absolute pleasure of kindness." - Perry Brass

"Push your limit to the absolute extreme." - Gordon Ramsay

"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - John Acton

"The right of the majority is absolute." - Benjamin Tucker

"Power kills, absolute power kills absolutely." - Rudolph Rummel

"Anarchism is no patent solution for all human problems, no Utopia of a perfect social order, as it has often been called, since on principle it rejects all absolute schemes and concepts. It does not believe in any absolute truth, or in definite final goals for human development, but in an unlimited perfectibility of social arrangements and human conditions which are always straining after higher forms of expression, and to which for this reason one can assign no definite terminus nor set any fixed goal." - Rudolf Rocker

"In prayer the soul comes nearest the experience of absolute love: in belief it ascends by means of symbols towards absolute truth." - Evelyn Underhill

"From the viewpoint of absolute truth, what we feel and experience in our ordinary daily life is all delusion. Of all the various delusions, the sense of discrimination between oneself and others is the worst form, as it creates nothing but unpleasantness for both sides. If we can realize and meditate on ultimate truth, it will cleanse our impurities of mind and thus eradicate the sense of discrimination. This will help to create true love for one another. The search for ultimate truth is, therefore, vitally important." - Dalai Lama

"We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life." - John Howard

"I am still sure of absolute wrong but much less certain of absolute right." - Jill Tweedie

"Truth is objective because God exists outside ourselves; it is universal because God is above all; it is constant because God is eternal. Absolute truth is absolute because it originates from the original." - Josh Mcdowell

"Our self (Soul) is maya (an illusion) where it is merely individual and finite, where it considers its separateness as absolute; it is satyam (truth) where it recognizes its essence in the universal and infinite, in the Supreme Self, in paramatman (God). This is what Christ means when he says, "Before Abraham was, I am" (i.e. before Abraham was God, who is the same that is in my soul - I am That.)" - Rabindranath Tagore

"While theoretically a person may block God out, logically there will be a breakdown because ultimately all enunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind. And if that moral doctrine is not absolute then the definer himself becomes undefined. That's what we are living with - an undefined definer giving us definitions for our course, and we are being trapped in the quicksand of the absence of objective truth." - Ravi Zacharias

"Do you call it doubting to write down on a piece of paper that you doubt? If so, doubt has nothing to do with any serious business. But do not make believe; if pedantry has not eaten all the reality out of you, recognize, as you must, that there is much that you do not doubt, in the least. Now that which you do not at all doubt, you must and do regard as infallible, absolute truth." - Charles Sanders Peirce

"The possible truths, hazily perceived in the world of abstraction, like those inferred from observation and experiment in the world of matter, are forced upon the profane multitudes, too busy to think for themselves, under the form of Divine revelation and scientific authority. But the same question stands open from the days of Socrates and Pilate down to our own age of wholesale negation: is there such a thing as absolute truth in the hands of any one party or man?" - H. P. Blavatsky

"All rituals are paradoxical and dangerous enterprises, the traditional and improvised, the sacred and the secular. Paradoxical because rituals are conspicuously artificial and theatrical, yet designed to suggest the inevitability and absolute truth of their messages. Dangerous because when we are not convinced by a ritual we may become aware of ourselves as having made them up, thence on the paralyzing realization that we have made up all our truths; our ceremonies, our most precious conceptions and convictions - all are mere inventions." - Barbara Myerhoff

"The truth I've discovered is that you don't have to lift enormous weights to grow muscle. By using stricter form, slower negatives, and stretching between sets you can get an incredible pump in all your workouts. Numbers are an abstraction, especially to muscles. Your body doesn't know the absolute weight of what you lift, it only recognizes how heavy it feels. The secret is to make lighter weights feel heavier." - Frank Zane

"You merely dream that you roam about. In a few years your stay in India will appear as a dream to you. You will dream some other dream at that time. Do realize that it is not you who moves from dream to dream, but the dreams flow before you and you are the immutable witness. No happening affects your real being-that is the absolute truth." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Surrendering completely to love, be it human or divine, means giving up everything, including our own well-being or our ability to make decisions. It means loving in the deepest sense of the word. The truth is that we don't want to be saved in the way God has chosen; we want to keep absolute control over our every step, to be fully conscious of our decisions, to be capable of choosing the object of our devotion." - Paulo Coelho

"By starting from the ground and tapping into the absolute, uncheatable truth of nature we can make ourselves better" - Monty Don


"[Theosophy] is the essence of all religion and of absolute truth, a drop of which only underlies every creed." - Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

"There is no permanent absolute unchangeable truth; what we should pursue is the most convenient arrangement of our ideas." - Samuel Butler

"The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth." - Charles Lamb

"The sole philosophy open to those who doubt the possibility of truth is absolute silence - even mental." - Jacques Maritain

"The hack songwriter will write the absolute truth every single word, whether it makes a great song or not." - Paul Westerberg

"If one introspects and says with humility of heart: "I do not yet know the truth, but I have to find it" , then in time this humility may be rewarded and one may achieve one's ascent. If this happens, the persons attention comes into the center, neither on the left, nor on the right. That is, neither dominated by his conditionings from the past nor the orientations of his ambitious ego. Such a balanced person is very well suited for Self Realization, by which he will know the truth in its absolute form." - Nirmala Srivastava

"There is no extrahistorical or eternalist or abstractivistically pure standpoint where we can get oriented in the absolute Truth per se before dealing with the concrete lineaments of how we happen exist in this time and place. We are participants in a dynamic system and we know its profile only by its action in organizing how we interact together and how we see our own selves. "The truth is the whole," and the whole is a system of living energy: our life as human and historical spirits." - Kenny Smith

"There is no truth in photography. One can't reproduce an absolute truth. That said, I don't see [my photographs] as being any less truthful than any other photographs." - Taryn Simon

"Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility." - Hu Shih

"Today's devices blurt out the absolute truth as they know it. A smart device in the future might know when NOT to blurt out the truth." - Genevieve Bell

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty" - John Keats

"Only when creation stops can we find the Absolute. The Absolute is in the soul, not in creation. So by stopping creation, we come to know the Absolute." - Swami Vivekananda

"Nobody in this world possesses absolute truth. This is God's attribute alone. Relative truth is all we know. Therefore, we can only follow the truth as we see it. Such pursuit of truth cannot lead anyone astray." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Today I will run for pure, absolute joy!" - Lopez Lomong

"Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"All your personalities are absolute cover-ups, hiding your individuality." - Rajneesh

"Everything is relative; and only that is absolute." - Auguste Comte

"Fame is an accident; merit a thing absolute." - Herman Melville

"The absolute has moved into the fortress of the absurd." - Mason Cooley

"The Absolute does not change, or re-evolve." - Swami Vivekananda

"The Absolute is the material of both God and man." - Swami Vivekananda

"The shortest route to courage is absolute ignorance." - Dan Simmons

"No power was total, no power permanent, no power absolute." - Justina Chen

"Speed is the absolute essence of any form of combat" - Jeff Cooper

"Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead!" - Bruce Lee

"War should always be the absolute last resort." - Joe Biden

"Nothing is an absolute reality, all is permitted." - Vladimir Bartol

"there is nothing so absolute as the tyranny of weakness." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"Religious hatreds tend to be merciless and absolute." - Lance Morrow

"Baseball's absolute unpredictability makes amateurs of us all" - Roger Angell

"Absolute seriousness is never without a dash of humor." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"If the Absolute becomes limited by the mind, It is no more Absolute; It has become finite." - Swami Vivekananda

"With people in high office, the old - you go into the extreme, which is absolute power and absolute power corrupts." - Clint Eastwood



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