quotes about truth

We must be true inside, true to ourselves, before we can know a truth that is outside us.
و المؤمنون بالله لا يخالجهم الشك في صدق وعده؛ و في أصالة الحق في بناء الوجود و نظامه؛ و في نصرة الحق الذي يقذف به على الباطل فيدمغه.. فإذا ابتلاهم الله بغلبة الباطل حيناً من الدهر عرفوا أنها الفتنة؛ و أدركوا أنه الابتلاء؛ و أحسوا أن ربهم يربيهم، لأن فيهم ضعفاً أو نقصاً؛ و هو يريد أن يعدهم لاستقبال الحق المنتصر

Those who believe in God do not suffer from doubt in the truthfulness of His promise, and in the deep-rootedness of truth in the building of the cosmos and the systems that govern it, and in His support for Truth that He throws at falsehood an invalidates it. If God tests them by the victory of falsehood for a while, they know that it is a test, and the can sense that their Lord is training and mentoring them because of a weakness or shortcoming in them, and that He is preparing them for welcoming a triumphant Truth.
My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
—  Charles bukowski
Sometimes I feel so suffocated by my own thoughts and emotions,
That I just can’t breathe.
—  Words I am afraid to say outloud.
Many are secretly seeking their own ends in what they do, yet know it not.
—  Thomas à Kempis
I don’t even know if I’ll get to the point anymore where I will love myself for all my flaws.
—  20:33