Clare must be privately informed of the truth, before the attachment between the two young people was allowed to proceed further.
At Bristol, they were better informed; and the dreadful truth about Mr.
I revered our theology, and aspired as much as any one to reach heaven: but being given assuredly to understand that the way is not less open to the most ignorant than to the most learned, and that the revealed truths
which lead to heaven are above our comprehension, I did not presume to subject them to the impotency of my reason; and I thought that in order competently to undertake their examination, there was need of some special help from heaven, and of being more than man.
And this, O men of Athens, is the truth
and the whole truth
; I have concealed nothing, I have dissembled nothing.
Quite congruously with the placid, erudite, quality of his culture, although, like other poets, he sings much of youth, he is often most successful in the forecast, the expression, of the humours, the considerations, that in truth
are more proper to old age:--
pond wouldn't be a bad thing to carry around with us.
Piers described to the pilgrims all the long way that they must go in order to find Truth
The metaphysical conception of truth
passes into a psychological one, which is continued in the Laws, and is the final form of the Platonic philosophy, so far as can be gathered from his own writings (see especially Laws).
For the soul's communication of truth
is the highest event in nature, since it then does not give somewhat from itself, but it gives itself, or passes into and becomes that man whom it enlightens; or, in proportion to that truth
he receives, it takes him to itself.
Nor is there, perhaps, more of truth
in the opinion of those who derive the partiality which women are inclined to show to the brave, from this excess of their fear.
Swaddle it up and hold its mouth: otherwise it will scream too loudly, the little truth
Finally, there is the formal problem of defining truth
and falsehood, and deriving the objective reference of a proposition from the meanings of its component words.