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  • I suppose the pleasure of the country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. That is a truism when said, but anything but a truism when daily observed. Nothing shows up the difference between the thing said or read, so much as the daily experience of it.

    Vita Sackville-West (2015). “Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings”, Macmillan
  • Is religion a force for good? The evidence of history and the evidence of current events cast doubt on the truism.

    Religious   Evil   Doubt  
    James A. Haught (1990). “Holy horrors: an illustrated history of religious murder and madness”
  • Everybody wants peace. That's a truism. There is no point in accomplishing through war what you can accomplish through peace.

    War   Want   Accomplish  
  • It is a general truism of this world that anything long divided will surely unite, and anything long united will surely divide.

    Long   World   Truism  
  • Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.

    An Introduction to Mathematics ch. 5 (1911)
  • It's more blessed to give than to receive - especially kittens.

    Bible   Jesus   Blessed  
  • The triangle of truisms, of father, mother and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

  • The theory of truth is a series of truisms.

    Truth   Theory   Truism  
  • Excellence does not come easily or quickly-- an excellent education does not, a successful mission does not, a strong, loving marriage does not, rewarding personal relationships do not. It is simply a truism that nothing very valuable can come without significant sacrifice, effort, and patience on our part.

  • She refused to accept the simple truism that the better you were, the bigger threat you were to those at the top.

  • It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him: he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful; or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies.

    Dog   Faithful   Allies  
  • It was a truism that all civilizations were basically neurotic until they made contact with everybody else and found their place within the ever-changing meta-civilisation of other beings, because, until then, during the stage when they honestly believed they might be entirely alone in existence, all solo societies were possessed of both an inflated sense of their own importance and a kind of existential terror at the sheer scale and apparent emptiness of the universe.

  • Doubt is a profound and effective spiritual motivation. Without doubt, no truism is transcended, no new knowledge found, no expansion of the imagination possible. Doubt is unsettling to the ego and those who are drawn to ideologies that promise the dispelling of doubt by preferring certainties never grow.

  • You don't get to be a respected intellectual by uttering truisms in monosyllables.

  • Everybody's looking for some kind of authenticity in music. Or some kind of truism, you know, "This is true!" And the thing about gospel music is, these people are singing about their faith. So it always comes across with, as authentic, you know? Gospel choirs put across this amazing sound but they're singing from the heart because they truly believe it. And I kind of have that faith, but I just have that faith in music.

    Believe   Heart   People  
  • It is a truism that the structure of a society is basically determined by its technology. Not in an absolute sense-there may be totally different cultures using identical tools-but the tools settle the possibilities; you can't have interstellar trade without spaceships. A race limited to a single planet, possessing a high knowledge of mechanics but with its basic machines of industry and war requiring a large capital investment, will inevitably tend toward collectivism under one name or another. Free enterprise needs elbow room.

    War   Technology   Names  
    Poul Anderson (2011). “Trader to the Stars: Polesotechnic League”, p.26, Hachette UK
  • cliches are truisms and all truisms are true

    Cliche   Truism  
    Jack Kerouac, Ann Charters (1995). “The portable Jack Kerouac”, Penguin Group USA
  • It is a Mormon truism that is current among us and we all accept it, that as man is God once was and as God is man may become. That does not signify that man will become God. I am sorry to say, and yet it is a truth, that not many men will become what God is, simply because they will not pay the price, because they are not willing to live up to the requirements; and still all men may, if they will, become what God is, but only those who are heirs of the celestial glory shall ever be possible candidates, to become what God is.

  • About specific social issues, there is a great deal to say that departs very far from truism and is, accordingly, significant and controversial.

  • This is a truism of child-raising, of course - whatever you give special time and attention to cooking, your children will despise and reject, with annoying gagging sounds.

  • Every Day Is for the Thief is a vivid, episodic evocation of the truism that you can't go home again; but that doesn't mean you're not free to try. A return to his native Nigeria plunges Cole's charming narrator into a tempest of chaos, contradiction, and kinship in a place both endearingly familiar and unnervingly strange. The result is a tale that engages and disturbs.

    Mean   Home   Trying  
  • It is a truism that no row is ever about what it is about.

  • It is a truism that education is no longer a luxury. Education in this day and age is a necessity.

    Johnson, Lyndon B. (1966). “Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965”, p.1103, Best Books on
  • My only advice as an experience older singer is about singing, it isn't about music. To have a career in music is a completely different question and leads to other kinds of advice and other kind of experts. All you can do is someone planted in my mind very early on, this wonderful truism called, "Fortune favors the prepared mind." Be passionate about being a musician. There is no limit to how hard you must work and how detailed you must be in every facet of what you do, either as a singer, as a musician, or as a person.

    Advice   Mind   Singing  
  • I don't really see what can be said about the role of faculty members, or universities, beyond the truisms voiced earlier, and their elaboration in various domains, ranging from focused intellectual pursuits to the concerns of the larger society and future generations.

  • I'm not necessarily a good actor, but once people start saying you are, you are. And I know that that's a truism, and there's obviously nothing important in that particular statement, but it's really about the fact that people create you as a good actor.

  • It is a truism that one person who wants something is a hundred times stronger than a hundred who want to be left alone.

  • Men grind and grind in the mill of a truism, and nothing comes out but what was put in. But the moment they desert the tradition for a spontaneous thought, then poetry, wit, hope, virtue, learning, anecdote, and all flock to their aid.

    Hope   Learning   Men  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Illustrated)”, p.1136, Delphi Classics
  • It ain't over 'til it's over.

    Quoted in Wash. Post, 26 Sept. 1977. Berra notes in The Yogi Book (1998): "That was my answer to a reporter when I was managing the New York Mets in July 1973.We were about nine games out of first place.We went on to win the division." Berra was quoted using the similar expression "You're not out of it until you're out of it" in N.Y. Times, 30 June 1974. See Ralph Carpenter 1
  • Medicine deals with the states of health and disease in the human body. It is a truism of philosophy that a complete knowledge of a thing can only be obtained by elucidating its causes and antecedents, provided, of course, such causes exist. In medicine it is, therefore, necessary that causes of both health and disease should be determined.

    Avicenna (1999). “The Canon of Medicine (al-Qānūn Fī'l-ṭibb)”, Abjad Book Designers & Builders
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