Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. — Buddha —
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. — Winston Churchill —
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. — Mahatma Gandhi —
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. –Arthur Schopenhauer —
If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
— Mark Twain —
Holy God, quotes on truth seem to be endless, I got to love them all.
Truth is as clear as the moon in a quiet summer night. It’s as shiny as the sun of August and transparent as a virgin girl. It cannot be covered or ignored, its brightness, clearness and importance is not to be messed with because eventually it’s the truth, it’s self-evident.
Injustice and oppression had always one fact in common which is denying the truth. People get murdered because they have a sense of truth; they demonstrate and sacrifice their lives because they have a hidden and inaudible truth. They cannot speak loudly and nobody seems to give a listening-ear and that what it means to be self-evident. It cannot be hidden for a long time; neither can it be willing to accept oppression. It is explosive and rebellious, it never nods for the unfairness or obey what is wrong.
A man of truth is a man of his own word. He, who says the truth, has its qualities and rareness. Thousands maybe millions show off their courage and fearlessness when it comes to muscles or the ability to reply it terms of swearing but only few brave men can stand for the truth and tell it no matter how bitter it is.
I had the privilege to witness a real man who said NO to his biggest opponent, his toughest enemy leaving an endless source of income behind. He got lost, boycotted, fought, oppressed and burst into tears. He lived lonely for too many cold nights. He cried loudly begging God to let the truth arise and all he got was patience. He sought for a helping hand but nobody seemed to help him out. It took him many painful years and lots of patience, persistence and faith to stand out. When he did, he stood firmly, strongly and righteously. To quote him “Today, I feel grrrrreat!”
A man is the one who says the truth when he stands on his own before the whole world, more importantly, before his God. It doesn’t even matter to be a minority as long as you are right. Nor it does to have the truth hidden deep inside. It’s only true when it’s spoken and admitted. Who cares if you get ridiculed or boycotted, I know it’s easier said than done but the reward is definitely guaranteed.
Today, on a truth seeker’s behalf, I’d say take a side, be a man, don’t fear anything but God, live your life differently, it only takes one strong fighter to create the needed change and exchange injustice with justice.