Quotes: the trouble with truth

Wineskin“All truth passes through three stages. First, it’s ridiculed. Second, it’s violently opposed. Third, it’s accepted as being self-evident.” ~ Arthur Shopenhauer

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

“All great truths begin as blasphemies.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

“The truth will set you free. But before it does, it will make you angry.” ~ Jerry Joiner

The world is kept alive only by heretics: the heretic Christ, the heretic Copernicus, the heretic Tolstoy. Our symbol of faith is heresy. (“Tomorrow”)” ~ Yevgeny Zamyatin

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” ~ C. S. Lewis

37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. 39 And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.’” ~ Jesus (Luke 5:37-39 NKJV)

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 42 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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7 Responses to Quotes: the trouble with truth

  1. Lance says:

    Childbirth is necessary to have a baby. Labor pains precede the delivery. Lance Floyd. Ha ha. Love it Mel.

  2. nancyteague says:

    It’s amazing how real truth – the kind that sets you FREE, is so adamantly resisted and even vilified.
    On a connected side note – Andre Rabe said – ‘One of the beauties of revelation is that you realize you were wrong.’
    Love the quotes (and points), Mel!

    • Mel Wild says:

      Yes, it’s strange. We vilify anything that threatens our feeling of security (having everything sorted out). It’s only knowing that we’re unconditionally loved by God as a son or daughter that makes us brave enough to faithfully question our current beliefs. Otherwise, we will prefer the security of sameness (because of fear).

      The truth that sets us free requires changing where we currently are, otherwise we would already be totally free. But we don’t normally like any change. This all makes growing in truth very uncomfortable, as C.S. Lewis said. But getting uncomfortable is the only way to more truth!
      Love the Rabe quote. As it says in Proverbs, a wise man loves correction. 🙂

  3. Terrific quotes, Mel. Thanks.

  4. I love the quotes with truth as i m passing through same phase. felt great while reading this…

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