Stepping Stones VII

The Truth Is Calling Us to Be Authentic

“Truth can hardly be expected to adapt herself to the crooked policy and wily sinuosity of worldly affairs; for truth, like light, travels only in straight lines.”  Charles Caleb Colton

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”  George Orwell

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”  Oscar Wilde

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

“Complete and absolute truth is essential in all your thought throughout your daily lives, in all your meetings and business with others. Untruth has never, neither will it ever, bring to the seeker – truth.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.” Maya Angelou

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Mark Twain


“Truth is rarely writ in ink, it lives in nature.” Martin H. Fischer

“There is no truth. There is only perception.”  Author Unknown

Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas. Shoseki

“There is no Truth. There is only the truth within each moment.” Ramana Maharshi

“Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions. ” Author Unknown

“You never find yourself until you face the truth.” Pearl Bailey

“Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the truth.” Oprah Winfrey


“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Marcus Aurelius

“As long as the people don’t fear truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn’t stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful … but so frightening.” Alice Walker

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” William Faulkner

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole”.  Malcolm X

“Speak Truth and you will be led to the true meaning of all things.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Truth, like energy, cannot be created or destroyed. It’s eternally authenticated.” Gloria Lawson Sylvester

“Nobody sees truth except in fragments. “Henry Ward Beecher

“But even God cannot change the Truth.” Michael Levy

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Galileo

-Gloria Lawson Sylvester

“I am my ancestors and a Sacred African Woman Elder appreciating my value and service to the global community. The expression of my worth comes through the arts of poetry, visual art, music, and professional speaking.”

Profile: An author, poet, professional speaker, workshop presenter, and appointed Poet Laureate of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel in 2000, Gloria published her first book of poetry, Prelude A Demonstration of Life (2000) and College Planning and Funding Handbook (1994), acted as Poet-in-Residence in private and public schools (including special education students) teaching character development principles through her personal project, Self-Empowerment Through Poetry. Gloria will be publishing two books of poetry in 2018, including one for children.

Sites for contact:

Image:  The CORE Drummers, Global Culture Night, Florence, AL