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So with truth - there is a certain moment when one can say,
by A. B. Yehoshua

So with truth - there is a certain moment when one can say,
this is the truth and here I put a dot,
a stop, and I go to another thing.
A judge has to put an end to a deliberation.
But for a historian, there's never an end to the past.
It can go on and on and on.
- A. B. Yehoshua

And this is one of the major questions of our lives:
how we keep boundaries,
what permission we have to cross boundaries,
and how we do so.
- A. B. Yehoshua

We must see what in the Israeli identity -
in the Israeli -
we can give to other people rather than speaking so often of taking,
expanding territory.
- A. B. Yehoshua

Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore,
to understand, to describe.
- A. B. Yehoshua

 

Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The most difficult and complicated part of the writing
process is the beginning.
- A. B. Yehoshua

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

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One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge.
Instead, we are creating exclusion between the East
and the West instead of creating bridges;
we are contributing to the conflict between East and
West by our stupid desire to have more.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The question of boundaries is a major question of the
Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries.
They have a sense of identity inside themselves that
doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.
- A. B. Yehoshua

We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers.
They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission.
But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist
attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a
housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
- A. B. Yehoshua

The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that
you aren't even left with the possibility of taking
revenge or punishing anyone;
the terrorist is killed along with his victims,
his blood mixing with theirs.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

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

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

There's a world of difference between truth and facts.
Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I am committed to truth, not consistency.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
- Albert Einstein

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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