Obi-Wan Kenobi On Truth

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi). Portrayed by Sir Alec Guinness … From a certain point of view you’re going to find many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

Hannah Arendt On Meaning And Truth

Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 04, 1975) The need of reason is not inspired by the quest for truth but by the quest for meaning. And truth and meaning are not the same. The basic fallacy, taking precedence over all specific metaphysical fallacies, is to interpret meaning on the model of truth.

Justice John Roberts On Truth And The Judiciary

Chief Justice John Roberts (January 27, 1955 -) In our age when social media can instantly spread rumour and false information on a grand scale, the public’s need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital. We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity …

Abraham Lincoln On Truth

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts… No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

Timothy Snyder On Truth

Timothy Snyder (August 18, 1969 -) Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism…Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience… You submit to tyranny when you renounce the difference between what you want to hear and what is actually the case… Accepting Post-truth is pre-fascism, …

Edward R Murrow On Truth

Edward R. Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) Two of the staples of his diet are the investigation, protected by immunity, and the half-truth. (Speaking of Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1954 and applying to Donald Trump in 2019)

John Trudell On Truth

John Trudell (Feb. 15, 1946 – Dec. 8, 2015) When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art.

Albert Einstein On Kindness, Beauty, And Truth

Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche On Truth

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths …

Tracy Kidder On the Truth

Tracy Kidder (November 12, 1945 -) In fiction, believability may have nothing to do with reality or even plausibility. It has everything to do with those things in nonfiction. I think that the nonfiction writer’s fundamental job is to make what is true believable.

Jean Rhys On Truth

Jean Rhys (August 24, 1890– May 14, 1979) If you want to write the truth, you must write about yourself. It must go out from yourself. I don't see what else you can do. I am the only real truth I know.