‘A man becomes what he thinks’, says an Upanishad
mantra. Experience of wise men testifies to the TRUTH of
the aphorism. The world will thus become what its wise
‘Tis not the many oaths that makes the TRUTH.
But the plain single vow that is vow’d true.
William Shakespeare : All’s well that Ends Well
‘Tis strange but true; for TRUTH is always strange–
Stranger than fiction.
“Beauty is TRUTH, TRUTH beauty,” that is all
Ye know an earth, and all ye need to know.
A fool can tell the TRUTH, but it requires a man of sense
to know how to tell a lie.
A harmful TRUTH is better than a useful lie.
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the TRUTH is putting on its shoes.
A lie which is half a TRUTH is the blackest of lies.
A man who is afraid will do anything. As fear is a close
companion to falsehood, so TRUTH follows fearlessness.
A true lawyer is one who places TRUTH and service in the
first place and the emoluments of the profession in the
next place only.
A TRUTH which is told with bad intent, beats all the lies
you can invent.
Abstract TRUTH may belong to science and metaphysics,
but the world of reality belongs to Art.
All religions are approaches to a single TRUTH.
Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for TRUTH, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.
Any fool can tell the TRUTH, but it requires a man of some
sense to know how to lie well.