The world is filled with devoted truth seekers looking for their ultimate truth. This begs the question of what exactly is truth.A very profound question, indeed, and not a very simple one to answer either.We might all have our own individual truths, or a collective truth if we form part of a community, such as in a place of worship or on a larger scale, their religious beliefs.
The definition of truth is a personalized one and is all dependent on you. The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘truth’ as ‘the quality or state of being true’, and the word ‘true’ being defined as ‘in accordance with fact or reality’. At the end of the day, what you see as the truth is your version of the truth. Others may not agree with your truth, but that’s the beauty of it.
We have shared truths, things that we agree to be true, like the color of the sky. Although, a color-blind individual may disagree with you there. Either way you see it, it is one form of the truth. When looking at a situation from different angles you can easily discover a multitude of truths, each more pertinent to a different individual.
Best Quotes about Truth
“ “The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.” ”
― J.K. Rowling
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner
“Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes.”
― Joe Abercrombie
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
– Oscar Wilde
“I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the great mirror of truth up before the world; I dreamed only of being a little pocket mirror, the sort that a woman can carry in her purse; one that reflects small blemishes, and some great beauties, when held close enough to the heart.”
― Peter Altenberg
“One of life’s regrets is that you didn’t always tell the truth, and now it’s too late, because the truth has changed.”
― Robert Brault
“Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.”
― Swami Vivekananda
“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
― Mark Twain
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
― Marcus Aurelius
When seeking out your own individual truth, it is important to come to the realization and accept the fact that everyone has their own truth, and with that, is fully entitled to that truth. Whether we, as a society share most of our truths or not, accepting that our truths are different is a key element on the journey to self-awakening. When seeking out your truth, you need to remember, to be honest with yourself and avoid telling yourself fragments of the truth that may not even be truth at all. It takes a deep understanding of oneself to look past these half- or non-truths.