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Truth Seeking Quotes


"Walk with those seeking truth..." - Deepak Chopra

"The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth." - Peter Abelard

"Seeking you go astray seeking you go in dreams seeking you go somewhere else and truth is here. Seeking, you go then; and truth is NOW" - Rajneesh

"The seeking for truth is better than its loveless possession." - John Lancaster Spalding

"Nobody is driven by abstractions like 'seeking truth." - Michael Crichton

"While men believe themselves to be seeking truth for its own sake, they are in fact seeking life in truth." - Miguel De Unamuno

"Without seeking, truth cannot be known at all. It can neither be declared from pulpits, nor set down in articles, nor in any wise prepared and sold in packages ready for use. Truth must be ground for every man by itself out of it such, with such help as he can get, indeed, but not without stern labor of his own." - John Ruskin

"According to Democritus, truth lies at the bottom of a well, the water of which serves as a mirror in which objects may be reflected. I have heard, however, that some philosophers, in seeking for truth, to pay homage to her, have seen their own image and adored it instead." - Charles Francis Richter

"Some think they are seeking their own soul's truth but the greater Soul is thinking and seeking through them" - Bert Hellinger

"Love - Truth-seeking The strength of Truth lies in Love and the strength of Love lies in Truth." - Pandurang Shastri Athavale

"I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him. I am prepared to sacrifice the things dearest to me in pursuit of this quest. Even if the sacrifice demanded my very life, I hope I may be prepared to give it." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The first duty of man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"My goal is to satisfy the hunger and longing for those who are seeking the truth." - Ravi Zacharias

"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector." - Graham Greene

"Doing justice, loving mercy, seeking truth...these are the issues [the Bible] is clear on." - Mel White

"Arguing, after all, is less about seeking truth than about overcoming opposing views." - Sharon Begley

"The truth about who we really are, beyond all appearances, is knowledge worth seeking." - Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

"Self-evidently, dangerous climate change will not emerge from a normal scientific process of truth seeking." - Mike Hulme

"The truth that I am seeking is in your missing file." - Bob Dylan

"The truth is that you already are what you are seeking." - Adyashanti

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who claim to have found it." - Anodea Judith

"The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth." - Cicero

"The man who is seeking truth is free of all societies and cultures." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Walk with those seeking truth... RUN FROM THOSE WHO THINK THEY'VE FOUND IT." - Deepak Chopra

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

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

"Truth is that which, when fully realized, sets you free from all bondage and all seeking." - Adi Da

"Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth." - John Ruskin

"In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story." - Walter Cronkite

"We are always hearing of people who are around seeking after the Truth. I have never seen a (permanent) specimen. I think he has never lived. But I have seen several entirely sincere people who thought they were (permanent) Seekers after the Truth. They sought diligently, persistently, carefully, cautiously, profoundly, with perfect honesty and nicely adjusted judgment- until they believed that without doubt or question they had found the Truth. That was the end of the search. The man spent the rest of his hunting up shingles wherewith to protect his Truth from the weather." - Mark Twain

"Ultimately photography is about who you are. It's the truth in relation to yourself. And seeking truth becomes a habit." - Leonard Freed

"Science is a principle and a process of seeking truth. Truth cannot be purchased, and thus, truth cannot be altered by money." - Tyrone Hayes

"What the philosopher is seeking is not truth, but rather the metamorphosis of the world into man." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Seeking means admitting that you do not know. Once you have cleared your slate, truth can imprint itself upon it." - Jaggi Vasudev

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

"I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him." - Mahatma Gandhi

"After much seeking for truth and knowledge the profoundness of reality came to me with a clarity never before known." - Gautama Buddha

"Only science and the spirit of seeking truth from facts can save China. I firmly believe in this." - Wen Jiabao

"God is Truth. There is no incompatibility between science and religion. Both are seeking the same truth. Science shows that God exists." - Derek Barton

"The passion for seeking the truth for truth's sake...can be kept alive only if we continue to seek the truth for truth's sake." - Franz Boas

"Discard every self-seeking motive as soon as it is seen, and you need not search for truth; truth will find you...." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"The love you seek is seeking you at this moment." - Deepak Chopra

"Seeking to know is too often learning to doubt" - Antoinette du Ligier de la Garde Deshoulieres

"Justice doesn't only mean that the people who commit crime are punished. It also means that we can never give up seeking the truth." - Henning Mankell

"the body, seeking truth, sends a signal. But decoding it, interpreting its meaning, and knowing how to proceed from there is another matter entirely." - Harriet Lerner

"When we move beyond information toward transformation, we savor the truth of seeking to do life "under the Word" as the ancients have taught." - William Anthony Donohue

"Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth." - James Allen

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

"Seeking of the truth should be not only part of the Justice Department and part of our judicial system, but also should be... a goal of reporters today." - John Ensign

"In modern warfare, journalists are among the first responders, seeking out truth in the turmoil and wreckage, wherever it takes them." - Nancy Gibbs

"It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him." - Max Planck

"Love is not greedy or self-seeking, but pure, faithful and genuinely free, open to others, respectful of their dignity, seeking their good, radiating joy and beauty." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"What you're seeking is seeking you." - Rumi

"Whatever you're seeking-it's seeking You" - Les Brown

"One cannot achieve peace without realizing justice, realize justice without seeking out the truth, seek out the truth without practicing freedom. So living and thinking free is the root of achieving peace in our world." - Sami Al-Arian

"I was always seeking truth from childhood. And I identified truth with many things, with science, with politics, with art, and I kept coming back to the thought that without God I can't get to what I'm looking for." - Goswami Kriyananda

"A man of science rises ever, in seeking truth; and if he never finds it in its wholeness, he discovers nevertheless very significant fragments; and these fragments of universal truth are precisely what constitutes science." - Claude Bernard

"I was one of those kids who was always seeking the truth, and I first looked for truth by reading novels. It took quite a long time for me to realize there are better ways." - Cynthia Kenyon

"Before me now there is only one real fact - Death. The truth I have been seeking - this truth is Death. Yet Death is also a seeker. Forever seeking me. So - we have met at last. And I am prepared. I am at peace. Because I will conquer death with death." - Bruce Lee

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

"Political truth is libel; religious truth, blasphemy." - William Hazlitt

"A life devoted to seeking pleasure, is a life committed to being discontent." - David Guerrero

"People seeking to live spiritually must be concerned with their social and physical environment." - Sulak Sivaraksa

"People, like water, will run downhill, seeking their lowest level unless something interdicts them." - Cal Thomas

"People believe in God because we are pattern-seeking, storytelling, mythmaking, religious, moral animals." - Michael Shermer

"Time discovers truth." - Seneca the Younger

"Truth by definition excludes." - Ravi Zacharias

"Truth is a tendency." - Buckminster Fuller

"Truth sounds paradoxical!" - Laozi

"Truth is fine. Absolutely." - Cornel West

"The truth will ouch." - Arnold H Glasow

"Time tries truth." - Proverbs

"Truth alone wounds." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Truth implies meaning." - Lukas Foss

"Evidence exhausts the truth." - Georges Braque

"There's no truth anymore." - Johnny Depp

"Truth is a tendency." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Truth is what works." - William James

"Tell the truth." - Ian Hunter

"In truth everything and everyone Is a shadow of the Beloved, And our seeking is His seeking And our words are His words... We search for Him here and there, while looking right at Him. Sitting by His side, we ask: 'O Beloved, where is the Beloved?'" - Rumi

"...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

"We have come to a place now where our search for Truth must no longer be for the rewards; it must no longer be our seeking a creed to follow, but it must be our living a life." - H. Emilie Cady

"As soon as the theoretician attempts to take account of so-called 'utility' and 'reality' instead of absolute truth, his work will cease to be a polar star of seeking humanity and instead will become a prescription for everyday life." - Adolf Hitler

"The important thing is not the finding, it is the seeking, it is the devotion with which one spins the wheel of prayer and scripture, discovering the truth little by little." - Ursula K Le Guin

"I have learned to live my life one step, one breath, and one moment at a time, but it was a long road. I set out on a journey of love, seeking truth, peace and understanding. I am still learning." - Muhammad Ali

"Self-realization means to know truth through yourself, and not through others. By seeking God first, through Self-realization, all things-strength, power, prosperity, wisdom, health, and immortality-will be added unto you." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"The truth is that you already are what you are seeking. You are looking for God with his eyes. I suggest you ask, "What's ultimately behind this set of eyes?" Turn around to see what is looking." - Adyashanti

"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully." - Graham Greene

"If you get bored with nothing to do, you are not a writer ... We are in the business of reproducing reality from nothing. We are the biggest liars in the world, seeking truth." - Guillermo Del Toro

"Our understanding of the world around us is constantly being redefined and expanded, and so therefore, it is wiser to be passionate about seeking for truth than knowing it." - Bryant H Mcgill

"All that you are seeking is also seeking you" - Franz Kafka

"Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable." - Albert Camus

"We're all seeking order. We're all seeking control." - Michael Connelly

"What you are seeking is also seeking you." - Rumi

"Spare yourself from seeking love, approval, or appreciation-from anyone. And watch what happens in reality, just for fun." - Byron Katie

"It's our mortality that terrifies us, because what we're really seeking is immortality - that is, after all, a fool's errand." - Roger Caras

"If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be." - Bill Shankly

"Men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other." - David Riesman

"The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it." - William Faulkner

"Desire is possibility seeking expression." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Boredom is desire seeking desire." - Leo Tolstoy

"PURPOSE is spirit seeking expression." - Kevin Cashman

"I'm not particularly attention-seeking." - Annie Lennox

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

"Lying - remembering beauty in truth." - Beatrice Sparks

"Truth is stranger than fishin." - Jimmy Buffett

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

"Sometimes the truth don't rhyme" - Chance The Rapper

"You can't handle the truth!" - Jack Nicholson

"Truth hath a quiet breast." - William Shakespeare

"In jest, there is truth." - William Shakespeare

"Love truth, and pardon error." - Voltaire

"Truth fears nothing but concealment." - Proverbs

"Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving." - James E Faust

"Truth is a big concept." - Lukas Foss

"The social potential movement is on the threshold of a mass awakening, seeking to carry into society what individuals have learned spiritually and personally." - Barbara Marx Hubbard

"... For Dawkins, evolution is a battle among genes, each seeking to make more copies of itself. Bodies are merely the places where genes aggregate for a time ..." - Stephen Jay Gould

"When a man of forty falls in love with a girl of twenty, it isn't her youth he is seeking but his own." - Lenore Coffee

"They spend more time in analyzing, in collecting materials, and in hard thinking than on prayer, on seeking God's mind, and on waiting for the power from above." - Watchman Nee

"Education should no longer be most imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities." - Maria Montessori

"Every man must form himself as a particular being, seeking, however, to attain that general idea of which all mankind are constituents." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Listening is seeking synchronicity with the speaker." - Michael Rost

"You are that which you are seeking." - Brandon Bays

"an artist is always seeking revelation." - Pearl S Buck

"Seeking revenge: what a lack of foresight." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"Practice the precept: find without seeking" - Robert Bresson

"Spirituality means seeking experience. Not just belief." - Goswami Kriyananda

"Make your blade a water-seeking missle" - Christopher Allsopp

"By seeking and blundering we learn." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"What you seek is seeking you." - Rumi

"Patience is seeking help only from Allah." - Dhul-Nun al-Misri

"The real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one. This stuff is ruled by the equations of dynamics and chaos. There may be entities seeking control, but to seek control is to take enormous aggravation upon yourself. It's like trying to control a dream." - Terence Mckenna

"The man of authentic self-confidence is the man who relies on the judgment of his own mind. Such a man is not malleable; he may be mistaken, he may be fooled in a given instance, but he is inflexible in regard to the absolutism of reality, i.e., in seeking and demanding truth." - Ayn Rand

"Because sometimes there's more worth in silence than noise. Sometimes everything you need to know is contained in that small quiet space. Sometimes we get so caught up in distraction and noise and seeking other people's approval we forget the quiet seed of truth that lives in our hearts. But just because we fail to tune in to it, doesn't mean it's not there." - Alyson Noel

"Well has it been said that man is the only animal that naturally looks upwards; every other animal naturally looks down. That looking upward and going upward and seeking perfection are what is called salvation; and the sooner a man begins to go higher, the sooner he raises himself towards this idea of truth as salvation." - Swami Vivekananda

"Many of us Christians have become extremely skillful in arranging our lives so as to admit the truth of Christianity without being embarrassed by its implications. We arrange things so that we can get on well enough without divine aid, while at the same time ostensibly seeking it. We boast in the Lord but watch carefully that we never get caught depending on Him." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Fastidiousness is only another word for egotism; and all men who know not where to look for truth save in the narrow well of self will find their own image at the bottom, and mistake it for what they are seeking." - James Russell Lowell

"For hundreds of years the use of the word 'man' has troubled critical scholars, careful translators, and lawyers. Difficulties occur whenever and wherever it is important for truth-seeking purposes to know what is being talked about and the context gives no intimation whether 'man' means just a human being irrespective of sex or means a masculine being and none other." - Mary Ritter Beard

"The search for truth is a cooperative, unending endeavor. We can, and should, engage in it to the extent we can and encourage others to do so as well, seeking to free ourselves from constraints imposed by coercive institutions, dogma, irrationality, excessive conformity and lack of initiative and imagination, and numerous other obstacles." - Noam Chomsky

"I realized that an artist seeking to tell the truth in her art takes great courage. I recognize the courage required to bring children together from Israeli and Palestinian communities to find commonality in music as a very powerful and effective beginning towards Peace." - Yoko Ono

"There was no point in seeking to convert the intellectuals. For intellectuals would never be converted and would anyway always yield to the **er, and this will always be "the man in the street." Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect. Truth was unimportant and entirely subordinate to tactics and psychology." - Joseph Goebbels

"Many of us Christians have become extremely skillful in arranging our lives so as to admit the truth of Christianity without being embarrassed by its implications. We arrange things so that we can get on well enough without divine aid, while at the same time ostensibly seeking it." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth out not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth." - William Ellery Channing

"Does religious conviction provide a powerful reason for killing? Undeniably it often does. It also often provides the sole compelling reason for refusing to kill, or for being merciful, or for seeking peace; only the profoundest ignorance of history could prevent one from recognizing this. For the truth is that religion and irreligion are cultural variables, but killing is a human constant." - David Bentley

"Who is God? Who are we? What is our purpose? All these questions remain unanswered. I want to reach the genuine seeker of spiritual well-being. My goal is to satisfy the hunger and longing for those who are seeking the truth." - Ravi Zacharias

"As a young woman, I had been seeking experience, knowledge, truth, the stuff writers need in their work, but when the artist actually kicked in, I came to understand that in this romantic relationship I was not free to be myself, or to find myself, in order to begin the true work I needed to do." - Taiye Selasi

"In reading the scriptures of truth, we often put wrong constructions upon them, and apply them improperly; and I apprehend it has often been the case in relation to this portion, particularly that part in relation to man's seeking out many inventions." - Elias Hicks

"The Gods did not reveal, from the beginning, all things to us, but in the course of time through seeking we may learn & know things better. But as for certain truth no man knows it, nor shall he know it, neither of the Gods nor yet of all things that I speak. For even if by chance he were to utter The Final Truth, he would himself not know it: for all is but a woven web of guesses." - Xenophanes

"Memoir is trustworthy and its truth assured when it seeks the relation of self to time, the piecing of the shards of personal experience into the starscape of history's night. The materials of memoir are humble, fugitive, a cottage knitting industry seeking narrative truth across the crevasse of time as autobiography folds itself into the vast, fluid essay that is history. A single voice singing its aria in a corner of the crowded world." - Patricia Hampl

"John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath' also speaks urgently to today's concerns: the cratered trail of dreams for Mexican immigrants seeking a promised land in the Western [United States]; the perfidy of banks in foreclosing on poor people's homes; and the insurgent urge of the book's protagonist, Tom Joad, to speak truth to police power. 'Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy,' Tom promises, 'I'll be there.' In Salinas, Calif., Ferguson, Mo., or Staten Island, N.Y., Tom's truth goes marching on." - Richard Corliss



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