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Quest For Truth Quotes


"The instruments for the quest for Truth are as simple as they are difficult." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth." - Emil Cioran

"The quest for the truth, in and of itself, Is a story that's filled with insights." - Carolyn Porco

"Clarity and consistency are not enough: the quest for truth requires humility and effort." - Tariq Ramadan

"The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it." - Remy De Gourmont

"The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth." - Emile M Cioran

"Christ said, The Truth shall make you free, but Truth is not found once and forever. Truth is eternal, and the quest for Truth must also be eternal." - Max Heindel

"It is best not to go on for great quest for truth , it will only make you miserable" - Rene Descartes

"The quest for God is the quest for true happiness." - Harold Klemp

"It is not his possession of knowledge, of irrefutable truth, that makes the man of science, but his persistent and recklessly critical quest for truth." - Karl Popper

"Come on, readers, give me one example of a question that religion has answered to everyone's satisfaction one example of a "truth" found in religion's quest for truth." - Jerry A. Coyne

"Lessing, the most honest of theoretical men, dared to say that he took greater delight in the quest for truth than in the truth itself." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The quest for truth must be carried out by each person individually. It is like breathing, something which no one else can do for us." - Seyyed Hossein Nasr

"To turn away from the great questions and dilemmas of life is a tragedy, for the quest for meaning and truth makes life worth living." - Charles Colson

"I think it's what art should do: make you feel less alone - either in the quest for truth or in dealing with any pain you have." - Brendan Gleeson

"Hinduism's basic tenet is that many roads exist by which men have pursued and still pursue their quest for the truth and that none has universal validity." - Kenneth Scott Latourette

"The need of reason is not inspired by the quest for truth but by the quest for meaning. And truth and meaning are not the same. The basic fallacy, taking precedence over all specific metaphysical fallacies, is to interpret meaning on the model of truth." - Hannah Arendt

"The need of reason is not inspired by the quest for truth but by the quest for meaning. And truth and meaning are not the same. The basic fallacy , taking precedence over all specific metaphysical fallacies, is to interpret meaning on the model of truth." - Hannah Arendt

"Transgression is a quest for solitude" - Adam Phillips

"More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity." - Francois Gautier

"Pain s the truth of art. Art is not a hobby or a pastime. It is the result of an internal battle royal, one between the quest for safety and the desire to matter." - Seth Godin

"To find oneself living in an age of doubt is not such a curse. There is a kind of reverence in undertaking the quest for truth, even before the first scrap has been found." - Deepak Chopra

"I have more understanding, more compassion. I am on a much more important quest for the truth than any of you. You just don't want me to be president." - Hillary Clinton

"Professors and students claim to be on a quest for truth while denying that it exists or that anyone could identify it if it did. Such is the nihilistic atmosphere in major universities around the world." - Dave Hunt

"Whitman's masterpiece, his whole vision, is exactly about this: life as a quest for truth, love, beauty, goodness, and freedom; life as the art of becoming human through the cultivation of the human soul." - Rob Riemen

"Whatever the intellectual is too certain of, if he is healthily playful, he begins to find unsatisfactory. The meaning of his intellectual life lies not in the possession of truth but in the quest for new uncertainties." - Richard Hofstadter

"But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them." - Christopher Columbus

"If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences." - H P Lovecraft

"No longer is there a quest for the truth so much as there is this apparent need to present both sides of an issue even if one is nothing but lies and distortions." - Joe Wilson

"The words "question" and "quest" are cognates. Only through inquiry can we discover truth." - Carl Sagan

"The words question and quest are cognates. Only through inquiry can we discover truth." - Carl Sagan

"The quest of Truth involves tapas-self-suffering-sometimes even unto death." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The great quest of life has always been to discover truth." - Joyce Meyer

"The real reason for a quest is always self-knowledge." - Thomas C Foster

"Some people take drugs in a quest for spirituality." - Gaspar Noe

"Curiosity is a quest for wisdom on untamed grounds." - Wes Fesler

"A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack" - Ayn Rand

"There are no shortcuts in the quest for perfection." - Ben Hogan

"I'm always on the quest for something delicious and healthful." - Joely Fisher

"The blind quest for cash is a fool's errand." - Tim Ferriss

"The quest for Tommy Lee Jones' laugh begins now." - Seth Macfarlane

"The quest for precision is analogous to the quest for certainty and both - precision and certainty are impossible to attain." - Karl Popper

"Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality." - George Lucas

"There is a relentless search for the factual and this quest often lacks warmth or reverence. At a certain stage in our life we may wake up to the urgency of life, how short it is. Then the quest for truth becomes the ultimate project. We can often forage for years in the empty fields of self-analysis and self-improvement and sacrifice much of our real substance for specks of cold, lonesome factual truth. The wisdom of the tradition reminds us that if we choose to journey on the path of truth, it then becomes a sacred duty to walk hand in hand with beauty." - John O'Donohue

"I have been struggling with mental illness and emptiness throughout my life. Now I want people to understand my glorious quest for the truth. Working on paintings is a process toward my artistic creation. It is a new spiritual theme of my whole philosophy for pursuing the truth. Each painting represents a process in all of my art." - Yayoi Kusama

"Finding truth involves some kind of activity. As I like to point out, truth isn't handed to you on a platter. It's not something that you get at a cafeteria, where they just put it on your plate. It's a search, a quest, an investigation, a continual process of looking at and looking for evidence, trying to figure out what the evidence means." - Errol Morris

"In the Phaedrus, Plato argued that the new arrival of writing would revolutionize culture for the worst. He suggested that it would substitute reminiscence for thought and mechanical learning for the true dialect of the living quest for truth by discourse and conversation." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Philosophy is in fact a quest for wisdom based in sophia; that quest for wisdom has everything to do with a love of wisdom." - Cornel West

"The quest for heroic adventure then is a quest for the gospel, although it might not be seen that way by everyone." - Alan Hirsch

"There are two threats to reason, the opinion that one knows the truth about the most important things and the opinion that there is no truth about them. Both of these opinions are fatal to philosophy; the first asserts that the quest for truth is unnecessary, while the second asserts that it is impossible. The Socratic knowledge of ignorance, which I take to be the beginning point of all philosophy, defines the sensible middle ground between two extremes." - Allan Bloom

"Non-violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness. Defiance combined with non-retaliatory acceptance of repression from one's opponents is active, not passive. It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic or intuitive about the resoluteness required for using non-violent methods in political struggle and the quest for Truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Do not yield to Satan's enticements; rather, stand firm for truth. The unsatisfied yearnings of the soul will not be met by a never-ending quest for joy amidst the thrills of sensation and vice. Vice never leads to virtue. Hate never promotes love. Cowardice never gives courage. Doubt never inspires faith." - Thomas S Monson

"Where man had been, in every place he left, garbage remained. Even in his pursuit of the ultimate truth and quest for his God, he produced garbage. By his garbage, which lay stratum upon stratum, he could always - one had only to dig - be known. For more long-lived than man is his refuse. Garbage alone lives after him." - Gunter Grass

"I have been living in Germany for one year and my impression is that people here are on a quest for the truth, they have come to terms with the injustices of the past, there are memorial centers and remembrance projects. Germany is my spiritual home." - Liao Yiwu

"Stand for something. Don't quest for popularity at the expense of morality and ethics and honesty." - Howard Cosell

"The spiritual quest begins, for most people, as a search for meaning." - Marilyn Ferguson

"Phenomenology is dialectic in ear-mode - a massive and decentralized quest for roots, for ground." - Marshall Mcluhan

"People are not on a truth quest; they are on a happiness quest. They will continue to attend your church - even if they don't share your beliefs - as long as they find the content engaging and helpful." - Andy Stanley

"If we take care of the means, we are bound to reach the end sooner or later. When once we have grasped this point, final victory is beyond question. Whatever difficulties we encounter, whatever apparent reverses we sustain, we may not give up the quest for truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The word philosophy simply means a pursuit of wisdom, the purpose of life, and a search for Truth. However, this quest, because it originates with man, can never find the answers. In fact, man cannot reach God or know God by intellectual pursuit." - Jimmy Swaggart

"Sara Creasy is a new writer to watch, and Song of Scarabaeus is a novel to read and enjoy. . . . The biological speculation rings with truth and possibility, the terraforming-gone-wrong creates an environment of delicious creepiness, and Creasy's imaginatively-constructed universe draws the reader in, to follow Edie and Finn's quest for freedom." - Vonda N. McIntyre

"In the end the great truth will have been learned that the quest is greater than what is sought, the effort finer that the prize (or rather, that the effort is the prize), the victory cheap and hollow were it not for the rigor of the game." - Benjamin Cardozo

"An effective proclamation of the Gospel in contemporary Western society will need to confront directly the widespread spirit of agnosticism and relativism which has cast doubt on reason's ability to know the truth, which alone satisfies the human heart's restless quest for meaning." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Moshe Sluhovsky's fascinating study links spirit possession, exorcism, and mystical practice in early modern Europe. Women and men, healers and priestly exorcisers are caught up in a new quest for truth and introspection as they try to figure out whether these dramas of body and soul come from the devil or God. A stunning feat of scholarship and interpretation." - Natalie Zemon Davis

"Actualization of self cannot be sought as a goal in its own right. . . . Rather, it seems to be a by-product of active commitment of one's talents to some cause, outside the self, such as the quest for beauty, truth, or justice." - Sidney Jourard

"Not until the human heart is stolid to poetry, the human eye blind to beauty, not until the intellect ceases its quest for truth and conscience finds its quietus either in universal defeat or in triumphant success, will organized religion cease to be." - Jenkin Lloyd Jones

"We search the world for truth; we cull The good, the pure, the beautiful, From all old flower fields of the soul; And, weary seeker of the best, We come back laden from out quest, To find that all the sages said Is in the Book our mothers read." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"Passivity is the dragon every woman has to murder in her quest for independence." - Jill Johnston

"The quest for the next key art awards begins with tomorrow's hangover" - Nick Offerman

"In the quest for fortune and fame...don't forget about the simple things." - India.Arie

"The quest for meaning is the key to mental health and human flourishing" - Viktor E Frankl

"The quest for simplicity has to pervade every part of the process. It really is fundamental." - Jonathan Ive

"The quest for certainty in forecasting outcomes can be the enemy of progress." - Nate Silver

"Soul Mountain, the story of one man's quest for inner peace and freedom." - Gao Xingjian

"There's nothing quite like a good quest for getting your blood pumping." - Tahir Shah

"Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical." - Zig Ziglar

"Always engage in the quest for life's meaning, which is inner peace." - Longchenpa

"The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end." - William J. Brennan

"I can't stand satisfaction. To me, greatness comes from that quest for perfection." - Mike Schmidt

"Fishing is a quest for knowledge and wonder as much as a pursuit of fish." - Paul Schullery

"Soul Mountain, the story of one man's quest for inner peace and freedom." - Gao Xingjian

"There's nothing quite like a good quest for getting your blood pumping." - Tahir Shah

"What makes us fully human is the relentless quest for making things a little bit better." - Robin S. Sharma

"The quest for glory can never be satisfied, it must be extinguished." - Martin Luther

"For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress." - Dan Brown

"Every man's life is, consciously or unconsciously, a quest for the infinite and the eternal reality." - Lyman Abbott

"Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge." - Stephen Hawking

"The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong." - Antiphanes

"The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace." - Silvia Cartwright

"I'm not motivated by vanity, glory or the quest for power." - Michele Bachmann

"The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end." - William J Brennan Jr

"Kinsey's quest was really for us all to be tolerant and accepting of each other." - Liam Neeson

"I think it is wrong to expect certainties in this world, where all else but God that is Truth is an uncertainty. All that appears and happens about and around us is uncertain, transient. But there is a Supreme Being hidden therein as a Certainty, and one would be blessed if one could catch a glimpse of that Certainty and hitch one's waggon to it. The quest for that Truth is the summum bonum of life." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Learning how to access a continuity of common sense can be one of your most efficient accomplishments in this decade. Can you imagine "common sense" surpassing science and technology in the quest to unravel the human stress mess? In time, society will have a new measure for confirming truth. It's inside the people-not at the mercy of current scientific methodology. Let scientists facilitate discovery, but not invent your inner truth." - Doc Childre

"The quest of the truth had been born in me - the most tragic and incomplete, as well as the most essential, of man's quests." - Ida Tarbell

"Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth and the soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Truth for authority, not authority for truth." - Lucretia Mott

"Sunshine is my quest." - Winston Churchill

"The Wikks are regular kids given a Galactic size challenge. Readers will follow Oliver, Tiffany, and twins, Mason and Austin as they trek through eerie catacombs, mysterious ruins, and creepy castles that defy imagination. One part Indiana Jones, a handful of Swiss Family Robinson, and some Intergalactic excitement, the Quest for Truth is a riveting tale of just how far mankind will go for the ultimate prize." - Wayne Thomas Batson

"If in any quest for magic, in any search for sorcery, witchery, legerdemain, first check the human spirit." - Rod Serling

"Competition is about passion for perfection, and passion for other people who join in this impossible quest." - Mariah Nelson

"Everyone has the same life purpose, which is the quest of happiness for oneself and for others." - Robert Thurman

"The authority of science ... promotes and encourages the activity of observing, comparing, measuring and ordering the physical characteristics of human bodies.... Cartesian epistemology and classical ideals produced forms of rationality, scientificity and objectivity that, though efficacious in the quest for truth and knowledge, prohibited the intelligibility and legitimacy of black equality.... In fact, to "think" such an idea was to be deemed irrational, barbaric or mad." - Cornel West

"There is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish." - Max Lucado

"Every adult life could be said to be defined by two great love stories: the story of our quest for sexual love and the story of our quest for love from the world." - Alain De Botton

"In a sense the quest for the emancipation of black people in the U.S. has always been a quest for economic liberation which means to a certain extent that the rise of black middle class would be inevitable." - Angela Davis

"Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her own life." - Viktor E Frankl

"Violence, whether spiritual or physical, is a quest for identity and the meaningful. The less identity, the more violence." - Marshall Mcluhan

"There can be no greater good than the quest for peace, and no finer purpose than the preservation of freedom." - Ronald Reagan

"I was to discover that the quest for human understanding is a lifetime one that has no end in sight." - Margaret Bourke-White

"Education is an adventurous quest for the meaning of life, involving an ability to think things through. -Z. Applewhite." - Stephanie S. Tolan

"Forget purpose. It's okay to be happy without one. The quest for a single purpose has ruined many lives." - James Altucher

"I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be stronger than the quest for freedom." - Kailash Satyarthi

"Forget purpose. It's okay to be happy without one. The quest for a single purpose has ruined many lives." - James Altucher

"The quest for peace is the statesman's most exacting duty... Practical progress to lasting peace is his fondest hope." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The research on cyberspace is a quest for God. To be God. To be here and there." - Paul Virilio

"My quest to find a great role for myself started long before this film [ "Our Brand Is Crisis"]came around." - Sandra Bullock

"The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots." - Randy Vader

"Perhaps art is a quest for the perfect, or even the imperfect. Reality always falls short on both sides." - Anna Deavere Smith

"The quest for our origin is the sweet fruit's juice which maintains satisfaction in the minds of the philosophers." - Luca Pacioli

"Let me put it this way: There is nothing in Islam that is fundamentally against the quest for knowledge." - Ahmed Zewail

"Forget purpose. It's okay to be happy without one. The quest for a single purpose has ruined many lives." - James Altucher

"Violence is the quest for identity. When identity disappears with technological innovation, violence is the natural recourse." - Marshall Mcluhan

"That quest for something pretty. A cheat. A cliche. Flowers and Christmas lights, it's what we're programmed to love." - Chuck Palahniuk

"We need a pedagogy free from fear and focused on the magic of children's innate quest for information and understanding." - Sugata Mitra

"Love of learning will never let you down. You can have a quest for money, you can have a quest for power, you can have a quest for fame and they are sometimes gratifying and sometimes self-destructive. The love of learning is always gratifying and never self-destructive. The more educated, the more cultivated a society becomes, better off is everybody." - David Mccullough

"It is the great glory of the quest for human knowledge that, while making some small contribution to that quest, we can also continue to learn and to take pleasure in learning." - William Alfred Fowler

"The word 'question' is derived from the Latin quaerere 'to seek,' which is the same root as the word for quest. A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions are useful guides." - Paul A. Kaufman

"The practice of yogasana for the sake of health, to keep fit, or to maintain flexibility is the external practice of yoga. While this is a legitimate place to begin, it is not the end Even in simple asanas, one is experiencing the three levels of quest: the external quest, which brings firmness of the body; the internal quest, which brings steadiness of intelligence; and the innermost quest, which brings benevolence of spirit." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"For me, writing is not a search for explanations but a ramble in quest of what informs a place, a hunt for equivalents." - William Least Heat-Moon

"What keeps me going is that quest for just being able to be present and be myself. Not for people, but for me." - Janet Mock

"The Typical American? He is sent to school Little or much, where he imbibes the rule Of safety first and comfort; in his youth He joins the church and ends the quest of truth." - Edgar Lee Masters

"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

"In Einstein's theory of relativity the observer is a man who sets out in quest of truth armed with a measuring-rod. In quantum theory he sets out with a sieve." - Arthur Eddington

"Most of us wake up every day and make decision that will make us happy, and generally decisions that will make us happy right then in the moment or that day. We are not really on a truth quest." - Andy Stanley

"Man's quest for knowledge is an expanding series whose limit is infinity, but philosophy seeks to attain that limit at one blow, by a short circuit providing the certainty of complete and inalterable truth. Science meanwhile advances at its gradual pace, often slowing to a crawl, and for periods it even walks in place, but eventually it reaches the various ultimate trenches dug by philosophical thought, and, quite heedless of the fact that it is not supposed to be able to cross those final barriers to the intellect, goes right on." - Stanislaw Lem

"At last, psychology gets serious about glee, fun, and happiness. Martin Seligman has given us a gift-a practical map for the perennial quest for a flourishing life." - Daniel Goleman

"Humanities deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for continuing our quest. and our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in." - Stephen Hawking

"Character is more than a man-to-his-God humility, for it involves transparency and accountability to others, not merely a private quest for purity." - Jack W. Hayford

"In the quest for comparative advantage, investment will flow towards those countries that can offer more output for fewer emissions. Inaction will cost jobs. Action will support jobs." - Julia Gillard

"For the people of Israel and America are historic partners in the global quest for human dignity and freedom. We will always remain at each other's side." - Ronald Reagan

"The quest for fire occurred not because anyone knew what the practical uses for fire would be, but because it was fascinating." - Joseph Campbell

"The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers." - Erich Fromm

"For the Puritans, the God-centered life meant making the quest for spiritual and moral holiness the great business of life." - Leland Ryken

"The only true and lasting inspiration for life is genuine love for God, and submitted gratitude that I get to be a part of the redemptive quest." - John Ortberg

"Truth is for the minority." - Baltasar Gracian

"Christ died for the truth." - Jim Caviezel

"Science tries to answer the question: "How?" How do cells act in the body? How do you design an airplane that will fly faster thansound? How is a molecule of insulin constructed? Religion, by contrast, tries to answer the question: "Why?" Why was man created? Why ought I to tell the truth? Why must there be sorrow or pain or death? Science attempts to analyze how things and people and animals behave; it has no concern whether this behavior is good or bad, is purposeful or not. But religion is precisely the quest for such answers: whether an act is right or wrong, good or bad, and why." - Warren Weaver

"At the heart of the First Amendment is the recognition of the fundamental importance of the free flow of ideas and opinions on matters of public interest and concern. The freedom to speak one's mind is not only an aspect of individual liberty - and thus a good unto itself - but also is essential to the common quest for truth and the vitality of society as a whole. We have therefore been particularly vigilant to ensure that individual expressions of ideas remain free from governmentally imposed sanctions." - William Rehnquist

"The quest for slowness, which begins as a simple rebellion against the impoverishment of taste in our lives, makes it possible to rediscover taste." - Carlo Petrini



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