„There is a saying among children, that 'Sometimes one is hanged for speaking the truth.'"“

Trial records (1431)
Kontext: The light comes at the same time as the Voice. … I will not tell you all; I have not leave; my oath does not touch on that. My Voice is good and to be honored. I am not bound to answer you about it. I request that the points on which I do not now answer may be given me in writing. … You shall not know yet. There is a saying among children, that 'Sometimes one is hanged for speaking the truth.'" [She is asked : Do you know if you are in the grace of God? ] If I am not, may God place me there; if I am, may God so keep me. I should be the saddest in all the world if I knew that I were not in the grace of God. But if I were in a state of sin, do you think the Voice would come to me? I would that every one could hear the Voice as I hear it.

Third public examination (24 February 1431) http://www.stjoan-center.com/Trials/sec03.html; part of this testimony has sometimes been paraphrased: If I am not in the state of grace, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.

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—  Joan of Arc French folk heroine and Roman Catholic saint 1412 - 1431

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„Children and fools speak the truth; and somehow they find happiness in their sincerity.“

—  Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981

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„What is to prevent one from telling truth as he laughs, even as teachers sometimes give cookies to children to coax them into learning their A B C?“

—  Horace, buch Satires

Book I, satire i, line 24
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„It takes two to speak the truth, — one to speak, and another to hear.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

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„I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself, is that no one is in control, absolutely no one.“

—  Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000

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The global destiny of the species is somehow unfolding with the logic of a dream.

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—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

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