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Now being lifted into high society,
ends Of free thoughts in his travels for variety, He deemd, being in a lone isle, among
friends, That without any danger of a riot, he
Might for long lying make himself amends; And singing as he sung in his warm youth, Agree to a short armistice with truth. 9. BYRON- Don Juan. Canto III.
Better trust all and be deceived,
And weep that trust and that deceiving, Than doubt one heart which, if believed Had blessed one's life with true believing.
FRANCES ANNE KEMBLE-- Faith. O holy trust! O endless sense of rest!
Like the beloved John
And thus to journey on!
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. GEORGE MACDONALD— The Marquis of
Lossie. Ch. IV.
“ Eyes to the blind" Thou art, O God! Earth I no longer see, Yet trustfully my spirit looks to thee.
d. ALICE BRADLEY NEAL--Blind. Pt. II. You may trust him in the dark. Roman Proverb Cited by Cicero.
I will believe Thou wilt not utter what thou dost not know; And so far will I trust thee.
f. llenry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 3. My life upon her faith. 9.
Othello. Act I. Sc. 3. My man's as true as steel.
h. Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 4. To thee I do commend my watchful soul, Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes; Sleeping, and waking, O, defend me still!
i. Richard III. Act V. Sc. 3.
'Tis strange-but true; for truth is always
strange, Stranger than fiction. BYRON- Don Juan. Canto XIV.
St. 101. A man protesting against error is on the way towards uniting himself with all men that believe in truth. 1. CARLYLE--lleroes and Hero Worship.
TRUTH. The deepest truths are best read between the lines, and, for the most part, refuse to be written. ). ALCOTT- Concord Days. June. Goethe.
Truth is sensitive and jealous of the least encroachment upon its sacredness.
k. ALCOTT— Table-Talk. Implication.
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.
1. BACON- Essays. Of Truth. How sweet the words of truth, breathed froin
the lips of love?
St. 52. Speak truly, shame the devil.
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER-- Wit
Without Money. Act IV. Sc. 4. Truth, like the sun, submits to be obscured, but, like the sun, only for a time
BOVEE-Summaries of Thought. Truth. Truth crushed to earth shall rise again:
The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among
BRYANT--The Battle Field.
O Truth is easy, and the light shines clear In hearts kept open, honest and sincere ! ABRAHAM COLES — The Evangel.
P. 183. The power to bind and loose to Truth is
given: The mouth that speaks it, is the mouth of
Heaven. The power, which in a sense belongs to none, Thus understood belongs to every one. It owes its high prerogatives to none. It shines for all, as shines the blessed sun; It shines in all, who do not shut it out By dungeon doors of unbelief and doubt.. To shine, it does not ask, O far from it, For hierarchal privilege and permit. Rabbi and priest may be chained down to
lies, And babes and sucklings winged to mount
P. 181. Truth in the end shall shine divinely clear, But sad the darkness till those times appear.
y. CRABBE -- The Borough. Letter IV.
But truths on which depends our main con.
cern, That 'tis our shame and misery not to learn, Shine by the side of every path we tread With such a lustre, he that runs may read.
COWPER- Tirocinium. Line 77.
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; it will be round and full at evening. HOLMES-- The Professor at the
Breakfast Table. Ch. V. The best way to come to truth being to examine things as really they are, and not to conclude they are, as we fancy of onrselves, or have been taught by others to imagine. P. LOCKE- Human Understanding.
Bk. II. Ch. XII.
But what is truth? 'Twas Pilate's question
put ¡To Truth itself, that deign'd him no reply. . COWPER- The Task. Bk. III.
Line 270. He is the free-man whom the truth makes
free, And all are slaves besides.
c. CowPER- The Task. Bk. V. Line 133.
Truth is unwelcome, however divine.
d. COWPER-- The Flatting Mill. St. 6. Go forth and preach, impostures, to the
world, But give them truth to build upon. DANTE-- Vision of Paradise.
Canto XXIX. Line 116.
To love truth for truth's sake, is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues. 2. Locke-Letter to Anthony Collins, Esq.
I have already The bitter taste of death upon my lips; I feel the pressure of the heavy weight That will crush out my life within this hour; But if a word could save me, and that word Were not the Truth; nay, if it did but swerve A hair's-breadth from the Truth, I would not
LONGFELLOW— Christus. Pt. III.
Giles Corey. Act V. Se. 2. When by night the frogs are croaking, kindle
but a torches fire-Ha! how soon they all are silent! Thus truth
silences the liar.
Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.
9. GEORGE ELIOT--Armgart. Sc. 2.
The nobler the truth or sentiment, the less imports the question of authorship. h. EMERSON -- Letters and Social Aims.
Quotation and Originality. Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs.
i. EMERSON-- Essay. Of Character.
Truth only smells sweet forever, and illusions, however innocent, are deadly as the canker worm. j. FROUDE-Short Studies on Great
Subjects. Culvinism. Lest men suspect your tale untrue, Keep probability in view. k. GAY— The Painter who Pleased
Nobody and Everybody. Truth from his lips prevail'd with double
sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remain'd to
pray. 1. GOLDSMITH -- The Deserted Village.
Line 179. One truth discovered is immortal, and entitles its author to be so: for, like a new substance in nature, it cannot be destroyed. Hazlitt-- The Spirit of the Age.
I cannot hide what I am: I must be sad when I have a cause, and smile at no man's jests; eat when I have stomach, and wait for no man's leisure; sleep when I am drowsy, and tend on no man's business; laugh when I am merry, and claw no man in his humour.
Much Ado About Nothing. Act I, Sc. 3. If circumstances lead me, I will find Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed Within the centre.
n. Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2,
Not a truth has to art or to science been
given, But brows have ached for it, and souls toil'd
and striven; And many bave striven, and many have
fail'd, And many died, slain by the truth they
Canto VI, St. 1.
old, When all our fathers worshipped stocks and
stones Forget not. b. MILTOX-Sonnet. Massacre in
Piedmont. That golden key That opes the palace of eternity.
MILTON— Comus. Line 13.
Mark now, how plain a tale shall put you down.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4. Methinks, the truth should live from age to
Richard III. Act III. Sc. 1.
Tell’truth, and shame the devil. If thou have power to raise him, bring him
hither. And I'll be sworn, I have power to shame him
hence. O, while you live, tell truth: and shame the
devil. 2. llenry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1.
Truth indeed came once into the world with her divine Master, and was a perfect shape most glorious to look on.
Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam. Milton-- The Doctrine and Discipline
of Divorce. Point thy tongue on the anvil of truth. f. PINDAR.
Truth is the source of every good to gods and men. He who expects to be blessed and fortunate in this world should be a partaker of it from the earliest moment of his life, that he may live as long as possible a person of truth for such a man is trustworthy.
9. PLATO-Seg. V. 3. A face untaught to feign; a judging Eye, That darts severe upon a rising Lie.
h. POPE--Epistle to James Craggs.
Farewell then Verse, and Love, and ev'ry Toy,
Line 17. Plain truth, needs no flow'rs of speech. j. POPE-First Book of Horace. Ep. VI.
Line 3. Since truthfulness, as a conscious virtue and sacrifice, is the blossom, nay, the pollen, of the whole moral growth, it can only grow with its growth, and open when it has reached its height. k. JEAN PAUL RICHTER - Levana. Sixth
Fragment. Ch. II.
But 'tis strange: And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths; Win us with honest trifles, to betray us In deepest consequence.
1. Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 3.
Parting day Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang im
bues With a new colour as it gasps away, The last still loveliest, till --'tis gone-and j. BYRON - Childe llarold. Canto IV.
all is gray
The sun is set; and in his latest beams
Sea. The twilight is sad and cloudy,
The wind blows wild and free, And like the wings of sea-birds Flash the white caps of the sea.
LONGFELLOW— Twilight. From that high mount of God whence light
and shade Spring both, the face of brightest Heaven
had changed To grateful twilight. Miltox - Paradise Lost. Bk. V.