Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Truth, 10th December

Published 11/12/2012 by inspiringyourspirit

Isn’t That the Truth?

3Di Philosophy

10. Truth

“Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.”
Albert Einstein

“Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth.”
Pablo Picasso


In a slight break from our normal format, we would like to offer more quotes about “truth” than the usual two. The complexity of truthfulness is rather succinctly demonstrated in the quote from Lao Tzu – “The words of truth are always paradoxical”.

Truth is not simple. According to the dictionary the opposite of truth is falsehood, but even this isn’t the real answer. Sometimes the opposite of truth is a different truth; another person’s interpretation.

On the weekend, there was a film on television called “The Invention of Lying” – written, directed and starring Ricky Gervais. With his wit and foresight, Gervais illustrated the paradox of truth very clearly. A world where nobody knew how to…

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