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    Once in a while there are things the brain simply refuses to accept as being true because they appear too improbable, too unlikely, too preposterous.

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    Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, some great decision, offering each the bloom or blight, And the choice goes by forever, ’twixt that darkness and that light.

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    Once the pursuit of truth begins to haunt the mind, it becomes an ideal never wholly attained.

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    One always has the air of someone who is lying when one speaks to a policeman.

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    One cannot reach Truth by untruthfulness. Truthful conduct alone can reach truth.

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    One goes to Nature only for hints and half-truths. Her facts are crude until you have absorbed them or translated them ... It is not so much what we see as what the thing seen suggests.

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    One handles truths like dynamite. Literature is one vast hypocrisy, a giant deception, treachery. All writers have concealed more than they revealed.

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    One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.

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    One may gain one truth at the expense of another.

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    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.

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    Oneness is very simple: everything is included and allowed to live according to its true nature. This is the secret that is being revealed, the opportunity that is offered. How we make use of this opportunity depends upon the degree of our participation, how much we are prepared to give ourselves to the work that needs to be done, to the freedom that needs to be lived.

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    One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and credulity could be enormously diminished by instructions as to the prevalent forms of mendacity. Credulity is a greater evil in the present day than it ever was before, because, owing to the growth of education, it is much easier than it used to be to spread misinformation, and, owing to democracy, the spread of misinformation is more important than in former times to the holders of power.

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    One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.

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    One sought not absolute truth. One sought only a spool on which to wind the thread of history without breaking it.

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    One should be just as careful about lying as about telling the truth.

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    One point is certain, that truth is one and immutable; until the jurors all agree, they cannot all be right.

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    On every parable you ride to every truth.

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    One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.

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    One universe made up all that is; and one God in it all, and one principle of being, and one law, the reason shared by all thinking creatures, and one truth.

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    One truth, many paths.

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    One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to fight for freedom.

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    One truth discovered is immortal, and entitles its author to be so; for, like a new substance in nature, it cannot be destroyed.

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    On love, not harming others, and respecting all beings. Even animals have these elements in their behavioral patterns. We should start by observing how animals act. They are honest and appreciate it when we are honest with them. If you present something nice to an animal in one hand while hiding a rope in the other, the creature will know your intention. Yet animals have no religion, no constitution. Basic nature has endowed them with the faculty of discernment. It is the same for humans.

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    Only a lion can recognize a lion's roar.

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    Only lovers know the value and magnanimity of truth.

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    Only when man is willing to change himself, there can be a true revolution.

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    On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long

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    Only when you stop identifying yourself with things that are not you, the possibility of knowing the nature of your existence arises.

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    Openness of mind strengthens the truth in us and removes the dross from it, if there is any.

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    On the spiritual path, the first thing is to experientially ascertain where your are right now. You can only start the journey from where you are.

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    [on Thoreau:] For not a particle of respect had he to the opinions of any man or body of men, but homage solely to truth itself.

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    Our intelligence is imperfect, surely, and newly arisen; the ease with which it can be sweet-talked, overwhelmed, or subverted by other hardwired propensities - sometimes themselves disguised as the cool light of reason - is worrisome.

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    Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract

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    Our job is only to hold up the mirror - to tell and show the public what has happened.

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    Ordinarily logic is divided into the examination of ideas, judgments, arguments, and methods. The two latter are generally reduced to judgments, that is, arguments are reduced to apodictic judgments that such and such conclusions follow from such and such premises, and method is reduced to judgments that prescribe the procedure that should be followed in the search for truth.

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    O truth divine! enlightened by thy ray, I grope and guess no more, but see my way.

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    Our interconnectedness on the planet is the dominating truth of the 21st century. One stark result is that the world's poor live, and especially die, with the awareness that the United States is doing little to mobilise the weapons of mass salvation that could offer them survival, dignity and eventually the escape from poverty.

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    Our lives improve only when we take chances.

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    Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth and the soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height.

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    Our minds possess by nature an insatiable desire to know the truth.

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    Our perceptions of truth are built around what is practical, not what is true. Even the smartest human brain doesn't have the capacity for discerning true facts. That's why so many of us settle for scientific facts. It's the best we can do.

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    Our own life has to be our message.

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    Our truth of nowadays is not what is, but what others can be convinced of; just as we call "money" not only that which is legal, but also any counterfeit that will pass.

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    Our senses perceive no extreme. Too much sound deafens us; too much light dazzles us; too great distance or proximity hinders ourview. Too great length and too great brevity of discourse tends to obscurity; too much truth is paralyzing.... In short, extremes are for us as though they were not, and we are not within their notice. They escape us, or we them.

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    Our theories are wedged and controlled as nothing else is. Yet sometimes alternative theoretic formulas are equally compatible with all the truths we know, and then we choose between them for subjective reasons. We choose the kind of theory to which we are already partial: we follow 'elegenace' or 'economy'

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    Over immense periods of time the intellect produced nothing but errors. A few of these proved to be useful and helped to preserve the species: those who hit upon or inherited these had better luck in their struggle for themselves and their progeny. Such erroneous articles of faith... include the following: that there are things, substances, bodies; that a thing is what it appears to be; that our will is free; that what is good for me is also good in itself.

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    Pain itself destroys pain. Suffering itself frees man from suffering.

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    Owing to the fact that all experience is a process, no point of view can ever be the last one

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    Peace is when the heart is no longer in duality, when the struggle within has been resolved.... A voice has been calling out: "What you are looking for is within you. Your truth is within you, your peace is within you...

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    People will always show their true selves in the end.