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Facing The Truth Quotes


"The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda..." - Michael Crichton

"The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free." - Oprah Winfrey

"The most valuable thing I can share is the importance of living in truth. Sometimes, facing those truths can actually be your worst fear." - Liberty Ross

"Falling hard for somebody makes you do things you never thought you'd do before. Like pulling off an A in History or finally facing the truth about yourself" - Steve Kluger

"Deliver us from evil - from moral duplicity and weakness, from laziness and spiritual complacency, from those lies we tell ourselves from our fear of facing the truth." - Rich Mullins

"I am no faint-heart when it comes to the unpleasant truth. Indeed I have always taken a bracing sort of pleasure in facing it." - Jude Morgan

"Facing it - always facing it - that's the way to get through." - Joseph Conrad

"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it." - Joseph Conrad

"The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing it is almost the only courageous thing left to do." - E V Lucas

"Facing yourself is a question of honesty rather than condemning yourself. Good or bad the idea is simply to face the facts. Just see the simple, straightforward truth about yourself without cutting yourself down." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Going into hospitals and being able to meet kids that are in similar situations to those that the characters are facing in the 'Red Band Society' allows us to see the truth of these real humans' lives." - Nolan Sotillo

"Nearly four years after our country invaded and occupied Iraq, Americans are facing the painful truth that our nation has failed to achieve the Bush administration's ambitious goals for that tragic land." - Anthony Zinni

"Something like Nightmare On Elm Street, to me, was kind of an examination of levels of consciousness and the pain of facing the truth, and how easy it is to fall asleep, or want to fall asleep." - Wes Craven

"We know enough to stand here in truth - facing pain, cry and suffering of those who were murdered here. Face to face with the victims' families who are here today. Before the judgment of our own conscience." - Aleksander Kwasniewski

"Facing the kitsch aesthetic is the unfathomable world of myths." - Saul Friedlander

"We all fight on two fronts, the one facing the enemy, the one facing what we do to the enemy." - Joseph Boyden

"The act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty." - Malcolm Gladwell

"When facing a dilemma, choose the more morally demanding alternative." - Harold S. Kushner

"I am the one, Not Running, Not Staying, But FACING" - Rick Yancey

"You will move in the direction you are facing." - Og Mandino

"The most serious problem facing humankind is climate change." - Bill Nye

"Now terrorism is not the greatest threat facing our societies." - Edward Snowden

"A sketch of a man facing to the right." - Adam Smith

"The principal problem facing our economy today is jobs." - Jim Sensenbrenner

"The spread of nuclear weapons is the greatest threat facing the country-and I would argue facing humanity." - Joe Biden

"The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality" - Margaret Halsey

"The tragedy of education is played in two scenes - incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils." - Martin H Fischer

"The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance." - Michael Crichton

"No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning." - Haruki Murakami

"The Truth is the Truth." - Max Weber

"Fearful leaders side-step issues instead of dealing with them, cover up mistakes instead of owning up to mistakes; they skulk back into the shadows and hope that the crisis-whatever it is-will somehow blow over instead of facing their fears. Worse, they resort to lies and deception to cover up the truth." - Leon F. "Lee" Ellis

"The risks facing hedge funds are non-linear and more complex than those facing traditional asset classessuch risks are currently not widely appreciated or well-understood" - Andrew Lo

"Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things aren't happening." - Joyce Meyer

"And I'm telling you now the frustration The future's facing from the anger in the nation." - C.L. Smooth

"The fate of the living planet is the most important issue facing mankind." - Gaylord Nelson

"Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century." - Angela Merkel

"Climate change is the Everest of all problems, the thorniest challenge facing humankind." - Lewis Gordon

"Once you're facing the direction of the deep within, awareness enters without a thought." - John de Ruiter

"Along with selfishness, anger is one of the most serious problems facing the world today" - Dalai Lama

"Even a kick in the ass is good when you're facing the right direction." - Elie Tahari

"Once you're facing the direction of the deep within, awareness enters without a thought." - John de Ruiter

"But you who walk facing the sun, what images drawn on the earth can hold you?" - Khalil Gibran

"Climate change is probably the greatest long-term challenge facing the human race" - Tony Blair

"As long as I'm facing the right direction, it doesn't matter the size of my steps." - Erica Jong

"And the formation of man is the most pressing problem facing humanity." - Bruce Chatwin

"That is the key challenge facing management today; change is the only constant." - Warren G. Bennis

"I prefer to stay on the important issues facing the American people." - Bernie Sanders

"I'm surprised when I see someone doing the logical, commonsense thing: Walk facing the oncoming traffic." - Robert James Thomson

"The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery." - Charles Rangel

"In fact, in the far North one sees the northern lights facing south!" - Vincent Massey

"You don't play 162 games without facing some adversity during the course of the year." - Tom Glavine

"Deficits. Most people of knowledge say it's the biggest single problem facing the economic free world." - David Hartman

"The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery." - Charles B Rangel

"We are the greatest country in the world but we are facing serious issues." - Rick Larsen

"The most important question facing the planet is: Is it worth it?" - Robert Bateman

"Climate change is the Everest of all problems, the thorniest challenge facing humankind." - Lewis Gordon Pugh

"The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution." - John F Kennedy

"The 'Amazing' can only be created by facing fear, risk and failure during the process." - Joel Brown

"I am facing the most difficult thing of my life, my own greatest failure." - Richard Paul Evans

"Facing the difficulties, I can choose either to be a poor victim or a great adventurer." - Paulo Coelho

"Sometimes it isn't fighting that's brave, its facing the death you know is coming." - Veronica Roth

"This 'one big plan' thinking leads to a lot of the problems we're facing." - Clara Mamet

"Unfortunately, I've been fighting injuries recently more than facing rivals in the ring." - Vitali Klitschko

"Courage is the facing of a challenge with a healthy fear, not being fearless." - Les Stroud

"When you turn to God you discover He has been facing you all the time." - Zig Ziglar

"The biggest threat facing America is terrorists with weapons of mass destruction." - George W Bush

"Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible." - Karl A Menninger

"Facing my addiction was one of the hardest things I've had to do in my life." - Lynda Carter

"The pressure you are facing is not going to break you. It's going to make you." - Victoria Osteen

"A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness." - E M Forster

"Sometimes you can't let go of the past without facing it again." - Gail Tsukiyama

"Male friends do not always face each other; they stand side by side, facing the world." - Carolyn Heilbrun

"Your biggest problem, is that you think the current problem you're facing is your problem" - Tony Robbins

"Sometimes you ca' let go of the past without facing it again." - Gail Tsukiyama

" should never turn to one's left when facing the nagual." - Carlos Castaneda

"The greatest single challenge facing our globalised world is to combat and eradicate its disparities." - Nelson Mandela

"I don't run against Hillary Clinton. I run on the most important issues facing America." - Bernie Sanders

"I've noticed from my fans that we hide the things that we are facing." - Rachel Platten

"Anyone that steps into the ring with me is facing a real welterweight." - Keith Thurman

"The ocean seemed like a sea of Eden. But now we are facing paradise lost." - Sylvia Earle

"Sometimes facing opportunity is like staring at the knees of a giraffe." - Laurie Beth Jones

"A good, square, stone house, placed on an eminence, facing the Bishop's Palace at Auckland." - Henry George Liddell

"Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible." - Dr. Karl Menninger

"Man is the problem, and we live with various stratagems for not facing it." - Allan Bloom

"Growth requires facing where you're at so you can go to the NEXT LEVEL" - Joyce Meyer

"The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective." - James Patterson

"Victory usually goes to those green enough to underestimate the monumental hurdles they are facing." - Richard P Feynman

"We believe that the European Union is facing a truly historic choice." - Jeanpierre Raffarin

"Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public." - Placido Domingo

"We believe that the European Union is facing a truly historic choice." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"Alabama seniors all across the Third Congressional District continue facing high drug costs." - Mike Rogers

"Construction is a matter of optimism; its a matter of facing the future with confidence." - Cesar Pelli

"I'm not working now, so I'm sort of facing the unknown." - Radha Mitchell

"The greatest threat facing humanity is a radical Islamist regime meeting up with nuclear weapons." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"Most people, including ourselves, live in a world of relative ignorance. We are even comfortable with that ignorance, because it is all we know. When we first start facing truth, the process may be frightening, and many people run back to their old lives. But if you continue to seek truth, you will eventually be able to handle it better. In fact, you want more! It's true that many people around you now may think you are weird or even a danger to society, but you don't care. Once you've tasted the truth, you won't ever want to go back to being ignorant" - Socrates

"The insistence on complete certainty about the full details of global warming-the most serious threat we have ever faced-is actually an effort to avoid facing the awful, uncomfortable truth: that we must act boldly, decisively, comprehensively, and quickly, even before we know every last detail about the crisis. Those who continue to argue that the appropriate response is merely additional research are simply seeking to camouflage timidity or protect their vested interest in the status quo." - Al Gore

"What does a life without anxiety look like? With God as your helper, you'll sleep better tonight and smile more tomorrow. You'll reframe the way you face your fears. You'll learn how to talk yourself off the ledge, view bad news through the lens of sovereignty, discern the lies of Satan, and tell yourself the truth. You'll discover a life that's characterized by calm and will develop tools for facing the onslaughts of anxiety." - Max Lucado

"What is left that only the family can do? According to the new economy - nothing. The leading view today is 'It Takes a Village,' that even love can be outsourced to teachers, coaches, clubs and mentors. The truth is that it does take a village, a community, but a community of families working, playing, cooperating and facing obstacles together, not a community of government institutions." - Oliver DeMille

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

"There's an idea I came across a few years ago that I love: My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance and in inverse proportion to my expectations. That's the key for me. If I can accept the truth of 'This is what I'm facing - not what can I expect but what I am experiencing now' - then I have all this freedom to do other things." - Michael J Fox

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

"Its funny because when I did feel like I came out and I just felt like I was being truthful to myself, (it was at) that point I became very successful. So you know, it took a true kind of facing that truth of myself and being honest, that was when the real kind of fame or whatever that kind of stuff happened for me." - Margaret Cho

"The eradication of anti-personnel mines around the world is one of the most important tasks facing the international community." - Norman Jewison

"The battle of Kursk... the forcing of the Dnieper... and the liberation of Kiev, left Hitlerite Germany facing catastrophe." - Vasily Chuikov

"Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future." - William DeWitt Hyde

"The kind of issues that we face as detectives are similar to what the other married couples out there are facing, or the brother and sister, or the brother and brother are facing. Relationships are universal." - Michael Ealy

"Today, the greatest challenge facing American evangelicals is not persecution from the world, but seduction by the world." - C J Mahaney

"The problem of direct colour photography has been facing us since the turn of the last century." - Gabriel Lippmann

"Funding for sports (and the arts) are often the first things facing the chop in difficult times." - Lucy Powell

"A man can no more be a Christian without facing evil and conquering it than he can be a soldier without going to battle, facing the cannon's mouth, and encountering the enemy in the field." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"A man can no more be a Christian without facing evil and conquering it than he can be a soldier without going to battle, facing the cannon's mouth, and encountering the enemy in the field." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"When an elder turns to face the dead, that means he turns away from facing the future and his own retirement in Phoenix, let's say. He turns and finds himself facing the children." - Robert Bly

"Being a songwriter or a painter you're definitely facing your fears. You're facing your fears because you're speaking your truth; you're speaking from your heart. That's something that's not easy to do, you set yourself up for all sorts of criticism or vulnerability but that's why we do it." - Brett Dennen

"The struggles I'm facing The chances I'm taking Sometimes might knock me down But no, I'm not breaking." - Miley Cyrus

"The world is facing a historic turning point because the system of materialistic liberalism has come to a deadlock." - Kingoro Hashimoto

"The sense that materialism has gotten out of hand is magnified by the pressures facing middle-class American families." - Robert Wuthnow

"The alleviation of human error, whether design or intrinsically human, continues to be the most important problem facing aerospace safety." - Jerome F. Lederer

"Standing facing the door in an elevator and pretending you're the only person there, no matter how crowded it is." - Paulo Coelho

"For the gift of life, the only true thanks was in living fully, and facing death with honor." - Janet Morris

"In reality, finding a way to raise taxes may well be the central political problem facing the United States." - David Leonhardt

"The U.S. is facing a structural competitiveness problem that is leading to the weakest economy we have seen in generations." - Michael Porter

"One of the greatest threats facing book publishing, and the entire country for that matter, is censorship." - Bennett Cerf

"When facing the apparent denial of my request, God gave me the opportunity to honor him by trusting His Word." - Charles Spurgeon

"The consensus is that climate change ranks along with nuclear warfare as the top two risks facing human civilization." - Graciela Chichilnisky

"We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today." - William Hague

"I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction." - Steve Irwin

"I find teaching - I like it, but I find just walking into the classroom and facing the students very difficult." - Lydia Davis

"The biggest challenge facing a missionary today is to forget himself and lose himself in the work." - Gordon B Hinckley

"The world is facing a new networked, digital lifestyle, and we will ensure that Canon remains ahead of the game." - Fujio Mitarai

"I know what's funny, and I probably know the best way to deliver the joke. Whether it's walking out of a room, facing that way, facing this way. I just have a sense of that." - James Burrows

"What do you think this very difficult situation will push? Especially in the hearts of those who are facing the starvation, facing the unemployment, facing this siege, facing the tragedy of their families - the poverty of their families. Some of them, they didn't find food to eat. What do you expect from them? In spite of death, our people are still patient. But patience has limits." - Yasser Arafat

"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

"You ca' run in more than one direction at a time. And you will only run in the direction you are facing. So if your heart is facing anything other than Allah, it is' Him you're running towards." - Yasmin Mogahed

"If I had faced it then, I wouldn't be facing it now, but sooner or later you have to choose between running and facing the thing you thought you could not face." - Rick Yancey

"You can't run in more than one direction at a time. And you will only run in the direction you are facing. So if your heart is facing anything other than Allah, it isn't Him you're running towards." - Yasmin Mogahed

"If you are slain in battle, you should be resolved to have your corpse facing the enemy." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"Know more about the situation you're facing than a reporter who is writing a major article would." - Laurie Beth Jones

"Yazidis are facing the worst genocide of our times. They have been reduced from 23 million to 1 million." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Often, the greatest challenge facing an organization is recognizing and acting on opportunity rather than solving a problem." - Peter Ginter

"Overpopulation is perhaps the biggest problem facing us, and immigration is part of that problem. It has to be addressed." - David R Brower

"We are currently facing countless hurdles and obstacles, BUT will never lose the sight of infinite hope." - Widad Akrawi

"Why do we dread adversity when we know that facing it is the only way to become stronger, smarter, better?" - John Wooden



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