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January 2, 2017 / compassioninpolitics

Quotes on the Value of Truth–Against Relativism

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O’Connor

“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

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
David Foster Wallace

“The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”
Nadine Gordimer

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”
CS Lewis

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  1. compassioninpolitics / Jan 4 2017 5:45 am

    “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.”
    ― James E. Faust

    “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi

    https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/mahatmagan160769.html?src=t_truth

  2. compassioninpolitics / Jan 4 2017 6:55 am

    A great article by Ravi Zacharias (including at least 2 key quotes on this topic from others):

    https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/why-oxford-dictionarys-2016-word-of-the-year-matters

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