Sunday, June 28, 2009

AUTHORITATIVE - documentary evidence, universal, love, truth ≠ AUTHORITARIAN - demand blind obedience, nazism, hate, Benedict XVI

Important note: I mean no disrespect to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children. Kids are being hurt!!!


The Truth Will Set You Free

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

Theodor W. Adorno

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) Photo 25,555

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Hatred does not cease in this world by hating, but by not hating; this is an eternal truth.

Buddha (563 BC - 483 BC)

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)

One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government but civilization itself.

Gerald R. Ford (1913 - 2006)

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.

Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)

There's nothing that keeps its youth,So far as I know, but a tree and truth.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.

Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.

Harry S Truman (1884 - 1972)

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end.

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)

You never find yourself until you face the truth.

Pearl Bailey (1918 - 1990)

The public does not like you to mislead or represent yourself to be something you're not. And the other thing that the public really does like is the self-examination to say, you know, I'm not perfect. I'm just like you. They don't ask their public officials to be perfect. They just ask them to be smart, truthful, honest, and show a modicum of good sense.

Ann Richards "But if you give us a chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." Democratic National Convention Keynote Address 1988 Atlanta GA Video

The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780 - 1832)

The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Chase after truth like hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.

Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

In time we hate that which we often fear.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.

Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC)

To be continued ...

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