The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history. George OrwellVladimir Lenin put it a little differently:
A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. Winston Churchill (Thanks brainyquotes for these accumulated quotes on truth. For more, see: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_truth.html)
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. Albert Einstein
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. John F. Kennedy
We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square. Michelle Obama
31Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, ‘You will be made free’?” 34Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. 35The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever. 36So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. Jesus: John 8:31-36, NRSV
You can hate me. You can go out there and say anything you want about me, But you will love me later because I told you the truth. Mary J. BligeHere's an exercise in truth for all of us. Have I verified all of these quotes? Nope, I've trusted Brainyquotes and the Bible in their source verification. Check for yourselves and see if these are true quotes from the people mentioned. Once that's done, look for common threads in these truth quotes and others you can find. See what truth has meant to humanity throughout our long history and prehistory. Then, let's get back to the idea there are hard and fast truths to be found out there in multiple disciplines. Let's agree that people across the centuries have had insights into the reality of truth and we should both respect and profit from that, even when those discoveries fly in the face of what we in our various social media groups have come to believe is true, even when we haven't tested such truths. Let the truth make us free.
For an interesting paper challenging postmodernism and its slippery hold on the truth, see: https://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/dennett/papers/postmod.tru.htm It may challenge some beliefs ... and that's not a bad thing, truth be told.
Quick condemnation of all that is not ours, of views with which we disagree, of ideas that do not attract us, is the sign of a narrow mind, of an uncultivated intelligence. Bigotry is always ignorant, and the wise boy, who will become the wise man, tries to understand and to see the truth in ideas with which he does not agree. Annie BesantNow, I have to go. Truth be told, I'm WAY past my 30 minutes for this post.
For a little more truth telling (with colorful pictures), see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2017/07/care-for-earth-care-for-humanity.html
For some truth about journalism and journalists (professionally trained and employed) (not commentators for various outlets) while under attack as "fake news," see: https://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2017/02/standing-up-for-journalists-and-real.html
For a book by a seeker of truth, NPR's religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2010/08/fingerprints-of-god-book-review.html