Finishing up our March celebration of wise women, here are eight wise women's thoughts about truth.
Truth…is the first casualty of tyranny.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us & alters our views.
Truth will not be ignored. It will rise up & consume us.
What a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of an hypothesis!
Much sheer effort goes into avoiding truth: left to itself, it sweeps in like the tide.
Truth is a rough, honest, helter-skelter terrier, that none like to see brought into their drawing-rooms.
There is at least one thing more brutal than the truth, & that is the consequence of saying less than the truth.
Between the two poles of whole-truth & half-truth is slung the chancy hammock in which we all rock.
May your week be filled with harmonious truths.
Big thanks to this week's sources: theguardian.com wisefamousquotes.com, The New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women., & Oxford Dictionary,
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