The 11/17/13 Joy Jar

17 Nov

Here are two quotes about honesty:

1. “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” Buddha

2. The LYING of the PERMANENT POLITICAL CAMPAIGN: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘We All Knew’ Obama’s Health Care Pledge Wasn’t Accurate
nation.foxnews.com
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand wasn’t surprised when Americans began to get letters saying their health insurance policies had been canceled. http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/11/17/sen-kirsten-gillibrand-we-all-knew-obamas-health-care-pledge-wasnt-accurate

Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is honesty.

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
Mark Twain

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Gloria Steinem

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
Winston Churchill

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
Mark Twain

“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.”
Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O’Connor

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell

“There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“There are no facts, only interpretations.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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