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Against The Truth Quotes


"The devil is always discovering something novel against the truth." - Pope Leo I

"Truth is generally the best vindication against slander." - Abraham Lincoln

"Truth is generally the best vindication against slander" - Abraham Lincoln

"I tell the truth, and truth is the ultimate defense against libel." - Tucker Max

"Bound by the Oath against lying, Aes Sedai [carry] the half-truth, the quarter-truth and the implication to arts." - Robert Jordan

"Truth exists. The sole purpose of this proposition is to assert the existence of truth against imbeciles and sceptics." - Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury

"Challenging the truth is like playing tennis against the wall! The defeat is inevitable!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I stand for truth. Truth will never ally itself with falsehood. Even if all the world should be against me, Truth must prevail in the end." - Swami Vivekananda

"Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth." - Vaclav Havel

"Only the refusal to listen guarantees one against being ensnared by the truth." - Robert Nozick

"Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd (Welsh: The truth against the world)." - David Lloyd George

"It's not enough to rage against the lie.. you've got to replace it with the truth." - Edward De Bono

"Evil spreads with the wind; truth is capable of spreading even against it." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"But there is no veil like light - no adamantine armor against hurt like the truth." - George Macdonald

"It is meaningless to speak in the name of - or against - Reason, Truth, or Knowledge." - Michel Foucault

"Truth had me up against the ropes And semi-conscious without no boxing skills." - Pharoahe Monch

"But there is no veil like light-no adamantine armor against hurt like the truth." - George Macdonald

"influence which is given on the side of money is usually against truth." - Harriet Martineau

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

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

"History records no more gallant struggle than that of humanity against the truth." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against." - Sengcan

"A seeker after truth, a follower of the law of Love, cannot hold anything against tomorrow." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I've nothing against people who love truth. Apart from the fact that they make dull companions." - Diane Setterfield

"Tell people the hammered truth, and it will ring like steel against an anvil." - Elizabeth Haydon

"Life cannot be against you, for you are Life itself. Life can only seem to go against the ego's projections, which are rarely the truth." - Mooji

"I propose to raise a revolution against the lie that the majority has the monopoly of the truth." - Henrik Ibsen

"The first atrocity, the first war crime committed in any war of aggression by the aggressors is against the truth." - Michael Parenti

"The truth of no truths becomes, inevitably, truth: a way of naming being, language, and culture that guards the boundaries of thought against claims it has not validated." - David Bentley

"Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad." - James Madison

"Christ taught us truth; the Devil teaches us falsehood, and strives in every way to contradict every truth; devising various calumnies against it." - John of Kronstadt

"Ultimately, in the battle against lies and violence, truth and love have no other weapon than the witness of suffering." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Reason and truth have rarely prevailed against demagoguery when the audience is too ignorant to tell the difference." - Charley Reese

"A man with convictions finds an answer for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth." - Max Frisch

"If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you; but if not, you have infinite power against you." - Charles George Gordon

"If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you; but if not, you have infinite power against you." - Charles Gordon

"A man protesting against error is on the way towards uniting himself with all men that believe in truth." - Thomas Carlyle

"The gospel is not a truth among other truths. Rather, it sets a question mark against all truths." - Karl Barth

"This is what happens when you go against the grain of truth. You get splinters later on." - Augusten Burroughs

"He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it." - Henry George

"Justice implies knowledge of the right and proper place for a thing or a being to be; of right as against wrong; of the mean and limit; of spiritual gain as against loss; of truth as against falsehood." - Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas

"I'm for open-mindedness and tolerance. I'm against any form of fanaticism, fundamentalism or zealotry, and this certainty of 'We have the truth.' The truth is far too large and complex. Nobody has the truth." - Philip Pullman

"The Truth is the Truth." - Max Weber

"Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else." - Malcolm X

"There will always be One against All, one person against all others. [This is so] not because One is terribly wise and All are terribly foolish, but because the process of thinking and researching, which finally yields truth, can only be accomplished by an individual person. In its singularity or duality, one human being seeks and finds - not the truth (Lessing) -, but some truth." - Hannah Arendt

"Truth is suppressed, not to protect the country from enemy agents but to protect the Government of the day against the people." - Roy Hattersley

"That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors, is to keep the Spirit of Liberty constantly awake, is an undeniable truth." - Edmund Burke

"If you want to realize the truth, don't be for or against. The struggle between good and evil is the primal disease of the mind." - Sengcan

"I think if the people of this country can be reached with the truth, their judgment will be in favor of the many, as against the privileged few" - Eleanor Roosevelt

"That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors, is to keep the Spirit of Liberty constantly awake, is an undeniable truth" - Edmund Burke

"The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off." - Ernest Hemingway

"Oh, how great is the power of truth! which of its own power can easily defend itself against all the ingenuity and cunning and wisdom of men, and against the treacherous plots of all the world." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Oh, how great is the power of truth! which of its own power can easily defend itself against all the ingenuity and cunning and wisdom of men, and against the treacherous plots of all the world." - Cicero

"The uncomfortable truth seems to be that the amount of talk by women has been measured less against the amount of men's talk than against the expectation of female silence." - Gloria Steinem

"In truth, the legitimate contention is, not of one age or school of literary art against another, but of all successive schools alike, against the stupidity which is dead to the substance, and the vulgarity which is dead to form." - Walter Pater

"Did I follow Truth wherever she led, And stand against the whole world for a cause, And uphold the weak against the strong? If I did I would be remembered among men..." - Edgar Lee Masters

"The day when efficacy would prevail over truth will never come for the Church, for then the gates of hell would have prevailed against her." - Jacques Maritain

"The doctrine of the truth for the heart. The fact that it can not be satisfactorily explained, instead of being against it, is in its favor. Such a truth had to be revealed; no one could imagine it." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"I detest tradition for tradition's sake; the half-alive; that which is not real. I feel no hatred of individuals, but of customs, traditions; superstitions that go against life, against truth, against the reality of experience, against the spontaneous living out of the sense of wonder-of fresh experience, freshly seen and communicated." - Alfred Stieglitz

"The truth of the matter is rather as Christ says, "He who is not with me is against me." ... He does not say "He who is not with me is not against me either, but merely neutral." - Martin Luther

"He who brings ridicule to bear against truth finds in his hand a blade without a hilt. The most sparkling and pointed flame of wit flickers and expires against the incombustible walls of her sanctuary." - Walter Savage Landor

"There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time." - Jef I Richards

"Servant of God, well done! well hast thou fought The better fight, who single hast maintain'd Against revolted multitudes the cause of truth." - John Milton

"Guard yourself against accusations, even if they are false; for the multitude are ignorant of the truth and look only to reputation." - Isocrates

"For of a truth stupidity is strong, most strong, as the poet Schiller sings, Against stupidity the very gods fight invictorious." - Thomas Carlyle

"Refresh your commitment today to test everything by the Word of God. The surest defense against spiritual deception is knowledge of spiritual truth." - David Jeremiah

"The truth is, going against the internal stream of ignorance is way more rebellious than trying to start some sort of cultural revolution." - Noah Levine

"Defeat anger, stop using it as a shield against truth, and you will find the compassion you need to forgive the people you love." - Glenn Beck

"It is time for pastors, priests and all true believers to come out of the closet and stand for truth against the flood of evil." - James Robison

"... and shame is a poor counterfeit of humility. Shame is the fruit of humiliation that works against the truth. p.52" - Bill Johnson

"Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth." - Virginia Woolf

"It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad." - James Madison

"If the truth is with you, let anything else be against you! You will win! If the truth is not with you but everything else is on your side, it doesn't matter, you will lose!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Since faith rests upon infallible truth, and since the contrary of a truth can never be demonstrated, it is clear that the arguments brought against faith cannot be demonstrations, but are difficulties that can be answered." - Thomas Aquinas

"Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad." - George Orwell

"The truth is there are people who are quite informed who still vote against their interests. I would argue that, as a Green Party supporter, I would argue that middle-class black people are voting against their interests oftentimes." - Marc Lamont Hill

"There's no question that sources sometimes have interests aside from the truth when they talk to reporters. That's why reporters have to very aggressively report against their own theses and against their initial information." - Bill Keller

"It is the principle of sin, rebellion against God and His truth which has brought about birth defects and other destructive natural occurrences." - E.W. Jackson

"It is the surest proof of man's natural enmity against God that he dares to impute falsehood to one who is truth itself." - Charles Spurgeon

"I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us." - Khaled Hosseini

"Every time truth comes we hate it, because it's coming against our ego. Are you going to let the ego come between you and this person you love?" - Lauryn Hill

"There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that telling you the truth will not offend you." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad." - James Madison

"Compulsion in the literal Sense is maliciously misrepresented, by supposing it authorizes Violences committed against the Truth. The Answer to this; by which it is prov'd, that the literal Sense does in reality authorize the stirring up Persecutions against the Cause of Truth, and that an erroneous Conscience has the same Rights as an enlighten'd Conscience." - Pierre Bayle

"Seek the truth. Tell the truth. Live in truth." - Isaiah Washington

"Is not the truth the truth?" - William Shakespeare

"Communism has decided against God, against Christ, against the Bible, and against all religion." - Billy Graham

"In representing criminal defendants especially guilty ones it is often necessary to take the offensive against the government: to put the government on trial for its misconduct. In law, as in sports, the best defense is often a good offense. The courtroom oath to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is applicable only to witnesses... because the American justice system is built on a foundation of not telling the whole entire truth." - Alan Dershowitz

"The truth is uncompromising." - Leonard Jacobson

"Always speak the truth." - George Washington

"Tell the truth." - Randy Pausch

"The truth will ouch." - Arnold H Glasow

"Songwriters tell the truth." - Kara Dioguardi

"Evidence exhausts the truth." - Georges Braque

"The truth is overrated." - Paul Westerberg

"The truth sustains me." - Pat Nixon

"Tell the truth." - Ian Hunter

"The modern susceptibility to conformity and obedience to authority indicates that the truth endorsed by authority is likely to be accepted as such by a majority of people, who are innately obedient to authority. This obedience-truth will then become a consensus-truth accepted by many individuals unable to stand alone against the majority. In this way, the truth promulgated by the propaganda system - however irrational - stands a good chance of becoming the consensus, and may come to seem self-evident common sense." - David Edward

"The unqualified truth is, that when I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her irresistible. Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Once for all; I love her none the less because I knew it, and it had no more influence in restraining me, than if I had devoutly believed her to be human perfection." - Charles Dickens

"In the presence of death I affirm and reaffirm the truth of all that I have said against the superstitions of the world. I would say that much on the subject with my last breath." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"In the New Testament, myth stands over against the truth of the history of Jesus Christ ... the decisive die has ... been already cast in the New Testament opposition to myth." - G. C. Berkouwer

"The habit of an opinion often leads to the complete conviction of its truth, it hides the weaker parts of it, and makes us incapable of accepting the proofs against it." - Jons Jacob Berzelius

"Enlightenment is choicelessness. But don`t misunderstand me. Before that, you will have to move very cautiously, choosing the right against the wrong, choosing the truer so that you can reach to the ultimate truth." - Rajneesh

"The main reason I like UFC is not just the martial arts aspect, but it's about one person against the other person. It's about being able to test yourself with the truth." - Donnie Yen

"The reproach that superficial people formulate against Manet, that whereas once he painted ugliness, now he paints vulgarity, falls harmlessly to the ground, when we recognize the fact that he paints the truth." - Stephane Mallarme

"The writer's first job is not to have opinions but to tell the truth... and refuse to be an accomplice of lies and misinformation. Literature is the house of nuance and contrariness against the voices of simplification." - Susan Sontag

"No man thoroughly understands a truth until he has contended against it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"I have one request: may I never use my reason against truth." - Elie Wiesel

"Against my soul's pure truth why labour you to make it wander in an unknown field?" - William Shakespeare

"Question every thought that causes suffering and test it against your own sense of truth." - Martha Beck

"I love agitation and investigation and glory in defending unpopular truth against popular error." - James A Garfield

"Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth." - Thomas Huxley

"Experience has taught us that we have only one enduring weapon in our struggle against mental illness: the emotional discovery and emotional acceptance of the truth in the individual and unique history of our childhood." - Alice Miller

"A bending staff I would not break, A feeble faith I would not shake, Nor even rashly pluck away The error which some truth may stay, Whose loss might leave the soul without A shield against the shafts of doubt." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"For truth is strong next to the Almighty. She needs no policies or stratagems or licensings to make her victorious. These are the shifts and the defences that error uses against her power." - John Milton

"I call that church free which enters into the covenant with the ultimate source of existence. It binds together families and generations, protecting against the idolatry of any human claim to absolute truth or authority." - James Luther Adams

"A bending staff I would not break, A feeble faith I would not shake, Nor even rashly pluck away The error which some truth may stay, Whose loss might leave the soul without A shield against the shafts of doubt." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"The truth of the matter is, we can certainly fight against terrorism and fight terrorist groups around the world without having to give up our own civil liberties. They're not mutually exclusive." - John Kiriakou

"I was struggling against corruption and the only thing... my only weapon was to put the truth in the medias and of course it made me win lots of enemies that didn't want me to just denounce what was happening." - Ingrid Betancourt

"Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Those who would legislate against the teaching of evolution should also legislate against gravity, electricity and the unreasonable velocity of light, and also, should introduce a clause to prevent the use of the telescope, the microscope and the spectroscope or any other instrument of precision which may in the future be invented, constructed or used for the discovery of truth." - Luther Burbank

"Can it be that a generation of school children is growing up heedless of the simple truth that the Pentagon's centrla role for many years has been to buy weapons that don't work, against threats that don't exist?" - Alexander Cockburn

"The most powerful ideologies are not those that prevail against all challengers but those that are never challenged because in their ubiquity they appear as nothing more than the unadorned truth." - Michael Parenti

"[To] know oneself is, above all, to know what one lacks. It is to measure oneself against Truth, and not the other way around. The first product of self-knowledge is humility . . ." - Flannery O'Connor

"Here's the truth: even if countries like the United States curb our emissions, if growing countries like India-with soaring energy needs-don't also embrace cleaner fuels, then we don't stand a chance against climate change." - Barack Obama

"I ultimately decided to hold my tongue and settle instead for the comfort of ignorance. Not knowing the truth, I retained hope, and that hope I held like a smooth warm stone against my heart." - Catherine Gilbert Murdock

"As a black person I am no stranger to prejudice. But the truth is that in the political world I have been far more often discriminated against because I am a woman than because I am black." - Shirley Chisholm

"Lying is like trying to hide in a fog: If you move about you're in danger of bumping your head against the truth, and as soon as the fog blows off, you are gone anyhow." - Josh Billings

"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusion of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts." - Patrick Henry

"If you mean to make your side of the argument appear plausible, do not prejudice the people against what you think truth by your passionate manner of defending it." - James Burgh

"Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth." - William Faulkner

"The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism." - Henry A Wallace

"We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world." - Christina Hoff Sommers

"It is proper that noble spirits, equipped with truth and enlightened with the Divine intelligence, should arm themselves against dense ignorance by climbing up to the high rock and tower of contemplation." - Giordano Bruno

"Neither when we have chosen our way can we keep company with those who go the other way. There must come with the decision for truth a corresponding protest against error." - Charles Spurgeon

"Better risk loss of truth than chance of error-that is your faith-vetoer's exact position. He is actively playing his stake as much as the believer is; he is backing the field against the religious hypothesis, just as the believer is backing the religious hypothesis against the field." - William James

"The fight against Ebola cannot undermine the fight against poverty." - Mo Ibrahim

"Profound as race prejudice is against the Negro American, it is not practically as far-reaching as the prejudice against women. For stripping away the sentimentality which makes Mother's Day and Best American Mother Contests, the truth is that women suffer all the effects of a minority." - Pearl S Buck

"To make sure our convictions, views, and assumptions about our Creator stay based on biblical truth and not on popular consensus, we must continually check what we believe against the Scriptures." - Erwin W. Lutzer

"It is an insult to our citizens to question whether they are rational beings or not, and blasphemy against religion to suppose it cannot stand the test of truth and reason." - Thomas Jefferson

"Now i'd like to tell u i did something heroic like stand up against a raging team of fire-breathing horses with only my sword the truth is i ran." - Rick Riordan

"How often, being moved under a false cause, if the person offending makes a good defense and presents us with a just excuse, are we angry against truth and innocence itself?" - Michel De Montaigne

"So as you are beginning your day anchor yourself in the truth. Know that all is well. Extend this to your friends, colleagues and all that you meet. That life is for YOU! It is never against you." - Michael Beckwith

"Maybe someone will know I didn't weave crowns to draw blood; that I faught against mockery; that I did fill the high tide of my soul with truth. I repaid vileness with doves." - Pablo Neruda

"I do not believe there are any new objections to be discovered to the truth of Christianity. Men may argue ingeniously against our faith, but what can they say in defense of their own?" - Francis Scott Key

"The truth is Darwinism is not a scientific theory, but a materialistic creation myth masquerading as science. It is first and foremost a weapon against religion - especially traditional Christianity. Evidence is brought in afterwards, as window dressing." - Jonathan Wells

"Now let's be fair. College staff have every right to take their own protection against America's notoriously inaccurate smart bombs. Cows and armed guards on a college campus. Where is the truth amid all this subterfuge?, April 2, 2003" - Robert Fisk

"Everything's a business. Love, truth, beauty. Conversation is a business. Spirituality is not a business, so it's going to go against the grain of people who are trying to exploit other people." - Bob Dylan



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