„Take no truths upon trust, but all upon trial.“

—  Thomas Brooks, Heaven On Earth, 1654
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„What is the truth, but a lie agreed upon.“

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„All sides in a trial want to hide at least some of the truth.“

—  Alan M. Dershowitz American lawyer, author 1938
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„Wherever you encounter truth, look upon it as Christianity.“

—  Desiderius Erasmus Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, and theologian 1466 - 1536
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„If only free men would not rely on that which has no power, and is always fettered — upon external aids; but would trust in that which is always powerful and free — the truth and its expression!“

—  Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
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„I believe that love of truth is the basis of all real virtue, and that virtues based upon lies can only do harm.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1920s, The Prospects of Industrial Civilization (1923), Context: The governors of the world believe, and have always believed, that virtue can only be taught by teaching falsehood, and that any man who knew the truth would be wicked. I disbelieve this, absolutely and entirely. I believe that love of truth is the basis of all real virtue, and that virtues based upon lies can only do harm.

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„Gabrina kept her eyes upon the ground,
For to the truth no answer can be found.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, book Orlando Furioso
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„Translation: Whoever takes the truth and puts it into action with all his heart, will and life can succeed. This mindset will be completed when trusting only in God and leaning on Him.“

—  Jung Myung Seok South Korean Leader of New Religious Movement, Poet, Author, Founder of Wolmyeongdong Center 1945
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„The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.“

—  Ida B. Wells-Barnett African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, early leader in the civil rights movement 1862 - 1931

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