Fiction has been maligned for centuries as being "false," "untrue," yet good fiction provides more truth about the world, about life, and even about the reader, than can be found in non-fiction.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
I understand the reasons behind his keeping a distance from a girl he cares about. Because the truth is, sometimes getting close to the fire does actually burn you.
For five years it had been his absolute truth. Jem and Will. Will and Jem. Will Herondale lives, therefore Jem Carstairs lives also.
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Our Lord! Impose not on us that which we have not the strength to bear, grant us forgiveness and have mercy on us. You are our Protector. Help us against those who deny the truth.
Naturally, this country can't stand truth.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
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Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.