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The Power of Truth

By Dr. Roger Haw

Too many people live life as though it were a dress rehearsal for something in the near or distant future - well it isn't. It's the real thing, and it's now! Learn from the past, plan for the future, but live for the present. It's your duty to yourself to make your life exciting; to maintain a clear mind, keep informed, work hard, think smart, and have fun! To help you in this, we present Ansted University's compilation of the "The Power of Truth" and we hope you enjoy it...

"There is nothing so powerful as truth; and often nothing as strange."
--Dr Daniel Webster
"The mind celebrates a little triumph every time it can formulate a truth."
--Dr George Santayana
"In the long run, truth is aided by nothing so much as by opposition."
--Dr William Ellery Channing
"Truth and sincerity have a certain distinguishing native luster about them which cannot be perfectly counterfeited; they are like fire and flame, that cannot be painted."
--Benjamin Franklin
"The search for truth is one way hard, and in another way easy. For it is evident that no one can master it fully, nor yet miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature, and from all the facts assembled, there arises a certain grandeur."
--Aristotle
"Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth."
--Thomas H. Huxley
"No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well or last as the truth. This alone wears well."
--Henry Thoreau
"Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is."
--Winston Churchill
"Truth never need fear the light. Sunlight falling on a dead log may hasten the process of decay, but sunlight falling on a living tree makes it grow and become luxuriant."
--Joseph R. Sizoo
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
--Mark Twain
"If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor."
--Albert Einstein
"Men have to find truth; not because it is lost, but because they are lost."
--Ivan N. Panin
"Truth crushed to earth will rise again; the eternal years of God are hers; but error wounded writhes in pain, and dies amid her worshippers."
--William Cullen Bryant
"Truth is a jewel which should not be painted over; but it may be set to advantage and shown in a good light."
--George Santayana
"Truth is the disciple of the ascetic, the quest of the mystic, the faith of the simple, the ransom of the weak, the standard of the righteous, the doctrine of the meek, and the challenge of Nature."
--John Hay Allison
"Truth possesses within herself a penetrating force, unknown alike to error and falsehood. I say 'truth' and you understand my meaning. For the beautiful words truth and justice need not to be defined in order to be understood in their true sense."
--Anatole France
"To live in the presence of great truths, to be dealing with eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals, that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him."
--Francis G. Peabody
"The ultimate test for us of what a truth means is the conduct it dictates or inspires."
--William James
"Truth is the most powerful thing in the world, since even Fiction itself must be governed by it, and can only please by its resemblance."
--Anthony Shaftesbury
"When the truth is in your way, you are on the wrong road."
--Josh Billings
"Every violation of truth is a stab at the health of human society."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing. The sun needs no inscription to distinguish him from darkness."
--Thomas Paine
"Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger."
--William Cullen Bryant
"He who has truth in his heart need never fear the want of persuasion on his tongue."
--John Ruskin
"Things are never quite the same somehow after you have to lie to a person."
--Christopher Morley
"In any emergency in life there is nothing so strong and safe as the simple truth."
--Charles Dickens
"Life is short, and truth works far and lives long; let us speak the truth."
--Arthur Schopenhauer
"Truth is tough. It will not break like a bubble at a touch; nay, you will kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong."
--Henry Ward Beecher
"Peace without truth is a false peace."
--Mendel of Kotzk
"Truth can lose an argument, a nation, even a world-but it carries a creative core that is imperishable, invulnerable, and innocently growing in the very heart of corruption."
--Sydney L. Harris
"The passion for truth has underlying it a profound conviction that what is real is best; that when we get to the heart of things we shall find there what we most need."
--G. S. Merriam
The 'Power of Truth' quotes illustrate the important of sincerity, transparency, accountability and reality. These factors are the four basic disciplines and principles to practice Corporate Social Responsibility. Ansted University is a private global educational institution providing distance education through a World Class Academic Faculty to adult students in more than 96 countries around the world. Research has demonstrated how adults acquire knowledge and skills, and has emphasized the need for less formal and non-institutionalized learning. The educational philosophy of Ansted University is the attainment of high ethical standards while seeking wisdom and the pursuit of excellence.

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