Quotes on Profound Truth

Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. U Thant

All profound truths startle you in the first announcement. Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Something cannot emerge from nothing. Frank Herbert

Some of the most profound truths about us are things that we stop saying in the middle. Ned Vizzini

A profound unmitigated loneliness is the only truth of life. R.K. Narayan

All truth is profound. Herman Melville

Meditation has made me happy, loving, and peaceful-but not every single moment of the day. I still have good times and bad, joy and sorrow. Now I can accept setbacks more easily, with less sense of disappointment and personal failure, because meditation has taught me how to cope with the profound truth that everything changes all the time. Sharon Salzberg

It is a profound and necessary truth that the deep things in science are not found because they are useful; they are found because it was possible to find them. J Robert Oppenheimer

Most 'profound truths' are just timely ideas. Walter Darby Bannard

The truth was obscure, Too profound and too pure, To live it you had to explode Bob Dylan

If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory. Jesse Ventura

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth. Niels Bohr

Simplicity is always the secret, to a profound truth, to doing things, to writing, to painting. Life is profound in its simplicity Charles Bukowski

Ken & Mark weave a simple, compelling tale that contains profound truths. If only we all knew The Secret. Laurie Beth Jones

There are two sorts of truth: trivialities, where opposites are clearly absurd, and profound truths, recognised by the fact that the opposite is also a profound truth Niels Bohr

But I hope that it will also be demonstrated soon that in my experiments in the West I was not merely beholding a vision, but had caught sight of a great and profound truth. Nikola Tesla

you're an insomniac, you tell yourself: there are profound truths revealed only to the insomniac by night like those phosphorescent minerals veined and glimmering in the dark but coarse and ordinary otherwise; you have to examine such minerals in the absence of light to discover their beauty, you tell yourself. Joyce Carol Oates

Sun-worship and pure forms of nature-worship were, in their day, noble religions, highly allegorical but full of profound truth and knowledge. Annie Besant

Knowing the Truth is Fairly Useless. Feeling it is Profound. Living it Makes All the Difference. David Deida

All of us contain Music & Truth, but most of us can't get it out. Mark Twain

Every thing possible to be believ'd is an image of truth. William Blake

Time discovers truth. Seneca the Younger

Words are nets through which all truth escapes. Paula Fox

To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted. Voltaire

Not even the most devastating truth can be told; it must be evoked. Joyce Carol Oates

That which you seek, is causing you to seek. Cheri Huber

Where there is truth, there also is knowledge which is true. Mahatma Gandhi

For truth there is no deadline. Heywood Broun

When religion becomes artificial, art has a duty to rescue it. Art can show that the symbols which religions would have us believe literally true are actually figurative. Art can idealize those symbols, and so reveal the profound truths they contain. Richard Wagner

My father once told me that respect for truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. 'Something cannot emerge from nothing,' he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable 'the truth' can be. Frank Herbert

Light to me is perhaps the most profound truth in the universe. My thinking has been deeply affected by the belief everything is some form of radiant energy. Wynn Bullock

Know that you are a spark of God and can exist fully only within the realization of that profound truth. As such, you are a light and inspiration to others. Harold Klemp

... in the history of the human mind there has never been a useful thought or a profound truth that has not found its century and admirers. Madame De Stael

In terms of what I write about, I consider no subject too small. Often it's the small moments, that through the amplification of poetry, reveal the larger, more profound truths that we all come to recognize and treasure. Allison Joseph

Once a profound truth has been seen, it cannot be 'unseen'. There's no 'going back' to the person you were. Even if such a possibility did exist... why would you want to? Dave Sim

Our searches for numerical order lead as often to terminal nuttiness as to profound insight. Stephen Jay Gould

One truth is that suffering raises profound questions with the universe. The other truth is that grace, gift and generosity also raise profound questions. Rob Bell

Science is always simple and always profound. It is only the half-truths that are dangerous. George Bernard Shaw

The truth is more important than the facts. Frank Lloyd Wright

We have reached a profound point in economic history where the truth is unpalatable to the political class - and that truth is that the scale and magnitude of the problem is larger than their ability to respond - and it terrifies them. Hugh Hendry

The effectiveness of a doctrine does not come from its meaning but from its certitude. No doctrine however profound and sublime will be effective unless it is presented as the embodiment of the one and only truth Eric Hoffer

... the gitano is the most distinguished, profound and aristocratic element in my country, the one that most represents its Way of being and best preserves the fire, the blood and the alphabet of Andalusian and universal truth.... Federico Garcia Lorca

It is so important that our lives are built not on our feelings or circumstances, but on the word of God, and songs can really help us to meditate on and retain truth. I know from the correspondence I regularly receive that if you can express in songs the profound truth of the gospel in a poetic yet accessible way, they really can have an impact in people's lives. Stuart Townend

This is the most profound spiritual truth I know: that even when we're most sure that love can't conquer all, it seems to anyway. It goes down into the rat hole with us, in the guise of our friends, and there it swells and comforts. It gives us second winds, third winds, hundredth winds. Anne Lamott

In a sense, New Age gurus are akin to postmodernists within academia. They dispense meaningless drivel that masquerades as profound truths whilst in reality it is a mere exercise in obscurantism Gad Saad

The end (goal) of art is to figure the hidden meaning of things and not their appearance; for in this profound truth lies their true reality, which does not appear in their external outlines. Joseph Conrad

A myth... is a metaphor for a mystery beyond human comprehension. It is a comparison that helps us understand, by analogy, some aspect of our mysterious selves. A myth, in this way of thinking, is not an untruth but a way of reaching a profound truth. Christopher Vogler

Everyday we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read the lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Everyman, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. Henry Miller

All great truths begin as blasphemies. George Bernard Shaw

So, are we equals? Until he answer is yes, we must never stop asking. Daniel Craig

Selfless acts are a source of profound meaning for your self and your life. Ron Kaufman

You must have courage to love, you have to have a profound will to do what is right to love, and it does not come easy. Bell Hooks

Reading has made such a profound difference to my life. I'm sure I became a writer because of the power of literature in my own life. Katherine Paterson

He who knows himself to be profound endeavors to be clear; he who would like to appear profound to the crowd endeavors to be obscure. Friedrich Nietzsche

If we begin to see how the gospel is able to change our work, it can have a profound effect on our sense of calling and the meaning behind the work that we do day-in and day-out. David Kim

It only takes one profound experience to change somebody's life. Devendra Banhart

I got involved with classical music when I was in high school and it's followed me throughout my entire life and probably had a profound effect on my life. Benjamin Carson

When you witness the end of a life up close day by day, you begin to understand time and mortality in profound ways. You see time's relativity, death's necessity. Alix Kates Shulman

Everyman, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. Henry Miller

The most profound things are inexpressible. Jenny Holzer

If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory! Mark Twain

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

The highest truth cannot be put into words. Laozi

Every truth must be accompanied by some corresponding act. George Macdonald

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. Herbert Agar

Truth consists of having the same idea about something that God has. Joseph Joubert

The truth always turns out to be simpler than you thought. Richard P Feynman

Nothing is more damaging to the truth than an old error. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are no whole truths: All truths are half-truths. Alfred North Whitehead

Apply Truth liberally to the inflamed area. Stephen Colbert

Keep your facts, I'm going with the truth. Stephen Colbert

Truth uttered before its time is dangerous. Mencius

Nobody is going to pour truth into your brain. It's something you have to find out for yourself. Noam Chomsky

Truth for authority, not authority for truth. Lucretia Mott

When we really live truth, we will cease to talk about it. Elbert Hubbard

Two truths cannot contradict one another. Galileo Galilei

The Truth doesn't answer anything. The Truth IS everything! Adyashanti

At times truth may not seem probable. [Fr., Le vrai peut quelquefois n'etre pas vraisemblable.] Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

It is a true saying that 'one falsehood easily leads to another.' Marcus Tullius Cicero

Only a lion can recognize a lion's roar. Kodo Sawaki

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