All that happens in the world of Nature and Manevery war; every peace; every horn of prosperity; every horn of adversity; every election; every death; every life; every success and every failureall changeall permanencethe perished leaf; the unutterable glory of starsall things speak truth to the thoughtful spirit. Rufus Choate.Addresses and Orations: The Power of a State developed by Mental Culture.
The firmest and noblest ground on which people can live is truth; the real with the real; a ground on which nothing is assumed, but where they speak and think and do what they must, because they are so and not otherwise. Emerson.The Superlative.
Truth is quite beyond the reach of satire. There is so brave a simplicity in her, that she can no more be made ridiculous than an oak or a pine. James Russell Lowell.The Biglow Papers, No. III.: What Mr. Robinson Thinks.
Truth should be the first lesson of the child and the last aspiration of manhood; for it has been well said that the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature. Whittier.Charms and Fairy Faith.