„Of all that makes us suffer, nothing — so much as disappointment — gives us the sensation of at last touching Truth.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
Anathemas and Admirations (1987)
„The world hid its head in the sands of convention, so that by seeing nothing it might avoid Truth.“
— Radclyffe Hall, kniha The Well of Loneliness
Zdroj: The Well of Loneliness
— Gilles Deleuze French philosopher 1925 - 1995
Zdroj: A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
„Truths … are too often considered as so true, that they lose all the power of truth, and lie bed-ridden in the dormitory of the soul, side by side with the most despised and exploded errors.“
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
Aids to Reflection (1873), Aphorism 1
— Theodore Parker abolitionist 1810 - 1860
A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion (1842).
„It seems strange indeed that so practical and pressing a truth as that of purgatory should be dismissed, while so remote and impractical a doctrine as the absolute everlastingness of hell should be insisted on.“
— Leslie Weatherhead English theologian 1893 - 1976
Zdroj: The Christian Agnostic (1965), p.287
„I have no patience with those who say that sexual excitement is shameful and that venereal stimuli have their origin not in nature, but in sin. Nothing is so far from the truth.“
— Desiderius Erasmus Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, and theologian 1466 - 1536
In Praise of Marriage (1519), in Erasmus on Women (1996) Erika Rummel <!-- De Conscribendis Epistolas -->
Kontext: I have no patience with those who say that sexual excitement is shameful and that venereal stimuli have their origin not in nature, but in sin. Nothing is so far from the truth. As if marriage, whose function cannot be fulfilled without these incitements, did not rise above blame. In other living creatures, where do these incitements come from? From nature or from sin? From nature, of course. It must borne in mind that in the apetites of the body there is very little difference between man and other living creatures. Finally, we defile by our imagination what of its own nature is fair and holy. If we were willing to evaluate things not according to the opinion of the crowd, but according to nature itself, how is it less repulsive to eat, chew, digest, evacuate, and sleep after the fashion of dumb animals, than to enjoy lawful and permitted carnal relations?
„Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.“
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
X Studies and Sketches for Pictures and Decorations
„Nothing, in truth, has such a tendency to weaken not only the powers of invention, but the intellectual powers in general, as a habit of extensive and various reading without reflection.“
— Dugald Stewart Scottish philosopher and mathematician 1753 - 1828
Zdroj: Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, 1792, p. 334 (in 1829 edition https://books.google.nl/books?id=VxtSAAAAMAAJ)
„Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs 'pass,' so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.“
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
Lecture VI, Pragmatism's Conception of Truth
1900s, Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking (1907)
„Man can certainly keep on lying (and he does so); but he cannot make truth falsehood. He can certainly rebel (he does so); but he can accomplish nothing which abolishes the choice of God.“
— Karl Barth, kniha Church Dogmatics
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Paraphrased variant: Man can certainly flee from God... but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God … but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate.
Quoted in Simpson's Contemporary Quotations (1998) by James Beasley Simpson.
Church Dogmatics (1932–1968)
Kontext: Man can certainly keep on lying (and he does so); but he cannot make truth falsehood. He can certainly rebel (he does so); but he can accomplish nothing which abolishes the choice of God. He can certainly flee from God (he does so); but he cannot escape Him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God (he does and is so); but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in His hate. He can certainly give himself to isolation (he does so — he thinks, wills and behaves godlessly, and is godless); but even in his isolation he must demonstrate that which he wishes to controvert — the impossibility of playing the "individual" over against God. He may let go of God, but God does not let go of him.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, kniha Zločin a trest
Crime and Punishment (1866)
„Scientists who have thought that they were seeking Truth, but who were trying to find out astronomic, or chemic, or biologic truths. But Truth is that besides which there is nothing: nothing to modify it, nothing to question it, nothing to form an exception: the all-inclusive, the complete--By Truth I mean the Universal.“
— Charles Fort American writer 1874 - 1932
Zdroj: The Book of The Damned (1919), Ch. 1, part 4 at resologist.net
— Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616
Zdroj: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part I, Book IV, Ch. 3.