„Terror, salutary terror, is here in truth the order of the day“

—  Joseph Fouché, Context: Terror, salutary terror, is here in truth the order of the day; it represses all the efforts of the wicked; it divests crime of all covering and tinsel! In a letter to the Committee of Public Safety while Representative on Mission in the City of Lyon, December 1793; reported in The Court and Camp of Buonaparte (1829), p. 65. See also Caroline Moorehead, Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour Du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era (2010), p. 177, quoting the phrase as "Terror, salutary terror, is the order of the day".
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„The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea“

—  Jean-Luc Godard French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic 1930
Context: The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea. Source: "Strangers on a Train," Cahiers du Cinéma (Paris, March 10, 1952). Cited in: Fayek S. Hourani, Daily Bread for Your Mind and Soul: A Handbook of Transcultural Proverb and Sayings https://books.google.nl/books?id=ASN8DVH2AgYC&pg=PA169&dq=%22The+truth+is+that+there+is+no+terror+untempered+by+some+great+moral+idea%22&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjR3svWq5_LAhXDJg8KHY3vBpcQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22The%20truth%20is%20that%20there%20is%20no%20terror%20untempered%20by%20some%20great%20moral%20idea%22&f=false, 2012, p. 169

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„Death has no terrors for a sincere servant of Christ who is laboring to bring souls to a knowledge of the truth.“

—  Ramon Llull Majorcan writer and philosopher 1235 - 1316
Llull cited in: George Frederick Maclear (1863) A history of Christian missions during the Middle Ages . p. 365

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„When a vision comes from the thunder beings of the West, it comes with terror like a thunder storm; but when the storm of vision has passed, the world is greener and happier; for wherever the truth of vision comes upon the world, it is like a rain.“

—  Black Elk Oglala Lakota leader 1863 - 1950
Context: When a vision comes from the thunder beings of the West, it comes with terror like a thunder storm; but when the storm of vision has passed, the world is greener and happier; for wherever the truth of vision comes upon the world, it is like a rain. The world, you see, is happier after the terror of the storm. … you have noticed that truth comes into this world with two faces. One is sad with suffering, and the other laughs; but it is the same face, laughing or weeping. … as lightning illuminates the dark, for it is the power of lightning that heyokas have.

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„May it please His Majesty that we fear Him whom we ought to fear, and understand that one venial sin can do us more harm than all hell together; for that is the truth. The evil spirits keep us in terror, because we expose ourselves to the assaults of terror by our attachments to honours, possessions, and pleasures.“

—  Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582
Context: May it please His Majesty that we fear Him whom we ought to fear, and understand that one venial sin can do us more harm than all hell together; for that is the truth. The evil spirits keep us in terror, because we expose ourselves to the assaults of terror by our attachments to honours, possessions, and pleasures. For then the evil spirits, uniting themselves with us, — we become our own enemies when we love and seek what we ought to hate, — do us great harm. We ourselves put weapons into their hands, that they may assail us; those very weapons with which we should defend ourselves. It is a great pity. But if, for the love of God, we hated all this, and embraced the cross, and set about His service in earnest, Satan would fly away before such realities, as from the plague. He is the friend of lies, and a lie himself. He will have nothing to do with those who walk in the truth. When he sees the understanding of any one obscured, he simply helps to pluck out his eyes; if he sees any one already blind, seeking peace in vanities, — for all the things of this world are so utterly vanity, that they seem to be but the playthings of a child, — he sees at once that such a one is a child; he treats him as a child, and ventures to wrestle with him — not once, but often. May it please our Lord that I be not one of these; and may His Majesty give me grace to take that for peace which is really peace, that for honour which is really honour, and that for delight which is really a delight. Let me never mistake one thing for another — and then I snap my fingers at all the devils, for they shall be afraid of me. I do not understand those terrors which make us cry out, Satan, Satan! when we may say, God, God! and make Satan tremble. Do we not know that he cannot stir without the permission of God? What does it mean? I am really much more afraid of those people who have so great a fear of the devil, than I am of the devil himself. Satan can do me no harm whatever, but they can trouble me very much, particularly if they be confessors. I have spent some years of such great anxiety, that even now I am amazed that I was able to bear it. Blessed be our Lord, who has so effectually helped me! Ch. XXV. "Divine Locutions. Discussions on That Subject" ¶ 26 & 27 Variant translation: I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.

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„My banner is Evangelical Truth, Apostolic Order.“

—  John Henry Hobart Episcopal Bishop of New York 1775 - 1830
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„We have art in order not to die of the truth.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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„Here is the shadow of truth, for only the shadow is true.“

—  Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989
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