„Truth is not spoken in anger. Truth is spoken, if it ever comes to be spoken, in love. The gaze of love is not deluded. It sees what is best in the beloved even when what is best in the beloved finds it hard to emerge into the light.“

—  J.M. Coetzee, buch Slow Man

Quelle: Slow Man

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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„Hinduism at its best has spoken the only relevant truth about the way to self-realization in the full sense of the word.“

—  Hermann von Keyserling German philosopher 1880 - 1946

Count Hermann Keyserling, The Huston Smith Reader, p. 122

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„I love truth, and wish to have it always spoken to me : I hate a liar. (translated by Thornton)“
Ego verum amo, verum vol mihi dici : mendacem odi.

—  Plautus, Mostellaria

Mostellaria, Act I, scene 3, line 26
Mostellaria (The Haunted House)

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„When your heart has been broken,
Hard words have been spoken.
It ain't easy - but it's only love.“

—  Bryan Adams Canadian singer-songwriter 1959

It's Only Love, performed with Tina Turner
Song lyrics, Reckless (1984)

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„For truth itself has not the privilege to be spoken at all times and in all sorts.“

—  Michel De Montaigne, buch Essays

Book III, Ch. 13. Of Experience
Essais (1595), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„Too many hearts have been broken
Failing to trust what they feel.
But trust isn't something that's spoken
And love's never wrong when it's real.“

—  Dan Fogelberg singer-songwriter, musician 1951 - 2007

Believe in Me.
Song lyrics, Windows and Walls (1984)

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„A secret spoken finds wings.“

—  Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers

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„I love you forever" didn't always need to be spoken to be understood.“

—  Jessica Bird U.S. novelist 1969

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„There are three great truths, 1st, That there is a God; 2nd, That He has spoken to us in the Bible; 3rd, That He means what He says. Oh, the joy of trusting Him!“

—  James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905

(A.J. Broomhall. Hudson Taylor and China’s Open Century, Book Six: Assault on the Nine. London: Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1988, 322).

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„Do not treat me in this fashion. Don't leave me out. Have I not
Always spoken the truth in my books?“

—  Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956

A response to the Nazi book burnings, in "To Posterity" (1939) as translated by H. R. Hays (1947)
Kontext: Do not treat me in this fashion. Don't leave me out. Have I not
Always spoken the truth in my books? And now
You treat me like a liar! I order you:
Burn me!
Those who lead the country into the abyss
Call ruling too difficult
For ordinary men.
Ah, what an age it is
When to speak of trees is almost a crime
For it is a kind of silence about injustice!

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„Father and mother should be respected and so should elders, kindness to living beings should be made strong and the truth should be spoken.“

—  Ashoka Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty -304 - -232 v.Chr

Edicts of Ashoka (c. 257 BC)
Kontext: Beloved-of-the-Gods speaks thus: Father and mother should be respected and so should elders, kindness to living beings should be made strong and the truth should be spoken. In these ways, the Dhamma should be promoted. Likewise, a teacher should be honored by his pupil and proper manners should be shown towards relations. This is an ancient rule that conduces to long life. Thus should one act.

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„Things we never said come together,
The hidden truth no longer haunting me.
Tonight we touched on the things that were never spoken,
That kind of understanding sets me free.“

—  Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947

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Song lyrics, The One (1992)

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