fredthebear: Is it true?
“There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.” -- Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.” ― Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” ― Flannery O'Connor
Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
— Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, 1789
However, Franklin’s letter is not the origin of the phrase, which appeared earlier in Daniel Defoe’s The Political History of the Devil.
Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believ’d.
— Daniel Defoe, The Political History of the Devil, 1726.
And in The Cobbler of Preston by Christopher Bullock (1716)
’Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes,
Jesus says in John 14, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1–3).
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The great Roy Clark says "Be true to yourself"... listen all the way through: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.” ― Jim MORRISON
Can others trust you? Can others count on you? Will others miss you?
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ― Ernest Hemingway
“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” ― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." -- Mark Twain
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” ― Winston S. Churchill
“Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.” ― Edward Abbey
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ― Marcus Aurelius , Meditations
“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.” ― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
― Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays, Vol. II: 1926-1929
“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart