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Johann Arndt Quotes and Sayings

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This truth is a remedy against spiritual pride,
namely, that none should account himself better before God than others,
though perhaps adorned with greater gifts,
and endowments.
- Johann Arndt

For even these are no less bestowed on him of pure grace,
than are righteousness and salvation themselves.
- Johann Arndt

But since the world, which thou art to strive against,
is not without thee, but within thee,
it follows, that it is also to be conquered not without,
but within thee.
- Johann Arndt

It certainly is the duty of every true Christian,
to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world;
and as bound to use earthly blessings,
not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness,
but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
- Johann Arndt

 

Consider then, O man!
whether there can be anything more wretched and poor,
more naked and miserable, than man when he dies,
if he be not clothed with Christ's righteousness,
and enriched in his God.
- Johann Arndt

In short, all things that please the natural man in this world,
are, to a true Christian, only so many crosses and temptations,
allurements of sin and snares of death,
that continually exercise his virtue.
- Johann Arndt

Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree
of worldly pleasures and its various fruits,
man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life,
and yields to the lust of the flesh,
not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
- Johann Arndt

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Whatever man uses without the fear of God,
whatever he applies to the mere gratifying of his flesh,
cannot fail to operate as a poison to the soul,
however pleasant and salutary it may appear to be to the body.
- Johann Arndt

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

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

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

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

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

Even if you are a minority of one,
the truth is the truth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

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

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

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


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