Neither courting nor avoiding notice; simply happy in themselves, in their children, and in their quiet rural life; unsuspected by the few neighbors who formed their modest circle of acquaintance to be other than what they seemed -- the truth
in their case, as in the cases of many others, remained undiscovered until accident forced it into the light of day.
For it occurred to me that I should find much more truth
in the reasonings of each individual with reference to the affairs in which he is personally interested, and the issue of which must presently punish him if he has judged amiss, than in those conducted by a man of letters in his study, regarding speculative matters that are of no practical moment, and followed by no consequences to himself, farther, perhaps, than that they foster his vanity the better the more remote they are from common sense; requiring, as they must in this case, the exercise of greater ingenuity and art to render them probable.
I am almost ashamed to confess the truth
, but I must say that there is hardly a person present who would not have talked better about their poetry than they did themselves.
To pass from theological, and philosophical truth
, to the truth
of civil business; it will be acknowledged, even by those that practise it not, that clear, and round dealing, is the honor of man's nature; and that mixture of falsehoods, is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it.
A more pliant woman would have taken this chance of an explanation, whatever risks attached to it; but to one of Mary's firm and resolute temperament there was degradation in the idea of self-abandonment; let the waves of emotion rise ever so high, she could not shut her eyes to what she conceived to be the truth
The men who sang that pain was sweet Shuddered to see the mask of death Storm by with myriad thundering feet; The sudden truth
caught up our breath Our throats like pulses beat.
He took off his shaggy coat and laid it on the grass and dived head first into the Truth
TWO MEN, one who always spoke the truth
and the other who told nothing but lies, were traveling together and by chance came to the land of Apes.
Victorious deeds Flamed in my heart, heroic acts--one while To rescue Israel from the Roman yoke; Then to subdue and quell, o'er all the earth, Brute violence and proud tyrannic power, Till truth
were freed, and equity restored: Yet held it more humane, more heavenly, first By winning words to conquer willing hearts, And make persuasion do the work of fear; At least to try, and teach the erring soul, Not wilfully misdoing, but unware Misled; the stubborn only to subdue.
For so John Barleycorn tricks and lures, setting the maggots of intelligence gnawing, whispering his fatal intuitions of truth
, flinging purple passages into the monotony of one's days.
She tells him that the tower is the dwelling of Truth
, who is the lord of all and who gives to each as he hath need.
The sensible things are not realities, but shadows only, in relation to the truth
But he does not bind up truth
in logical formulae,-- logic is still veiled in metaphysics; and the science which he imagines to "contemplate all truth
and all existence" is very unlike the doctrine of the syllogism which Aristotle claims to have discovered.
My object in writing the following pages was not simply to amuse the Reader; neither was it to gratify my own taste, nor yet to ingratiate myself with the Press and the Public: I wished to tell the truth
, for truth
always conveys its own moral to those who are able to receive it.
The mind is one, and the best minds, who love truth
for its own sake, think much less of property in truth