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A Quote by Reb Yerachmiel on religion, spirituality, truth, and falsehood

"Rebbe," a woman asked during an ecumenical panel discussion, "Aren't all religions equally true?" "No," said Reb Yerachmiel, "all religions are equally false."

The relationship of religion to Truth is like that of a menu to a meal. The menu describes the meal as best it can. It points to something beyond itself. As long we use the menu as a guide we do it honor. When we mistake the menu for the meal, we do it and ourselves a grave injustice.

Reb Yerachmiel

Source: Read from Rabbi Rami Shapiro - http://www.hasidicstories.com/Articles/Learning_From_Stories/virtual.html#religion

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on youth, falsehood, learning, unlearning, fountain, and growth

To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on falsehood, truth, cruel, cruelty, animal, self, and true self

You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind.  He who wants to keep his garden tidy does not reserve a plot for weeds.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by William James on belief, delusion, repetition, falsehood, truth, and specticism

There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed as truth if repeated often enough.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on action, falsehood, generations, god, injustice, justice, laws, lies, life, men, oppression, propaganda, soul, time, truth, and words

Laws just or unjust may govern men's actions. Tyrannies may restrain or regulate their words. The machinery of propaganda may pack their minds with falsehood and deny them truth for many generations of time. But the soul of man thus held in trance or frozen in a long night can be awakened by a spark coming from God knows where and in a moment the whole structure of lies and oppression is on trial for its life.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on falsehood, glory, time, and truth

Time's glory is to calm contending kings, To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Rape of Lucrece

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on falsehood, lies, and needs

To lapse in fulness Is sorer than to lie for need, and falsehood Is worse in kings than beggars.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Cymbeline, Act 3, Scene 6

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A Quote by unknown on falsehood, fanaticism, and truth

If you pick a truth and follow it blindly. It becomes a falsehood, and you a fanatic.

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A Quote by unknown on character, conscience, cruelty, effort, falsehood, generosity, injustice, judgment, knowledge, lies, men, nature, purity, slander, and wit

Always remember, no one can debase you but yourself. Slander, satire, falsehood, injustice-these can never rob you of your manhood. Men may lie about you, they may denounce you, they may cherish suspicions manifold, they may make your failings the target of their wit or cruelty. Never be alarmed; never swerve an inch from the line your judgment and conscience have marked out for you. They cannot, by all their efforts, take away your knowledge of yourself, the purity of your character, and the generosity of your nature. While these are left, you are unharmed.

unknown

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Tryon Edwards on accuracy, falsehood, and truth

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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