Word of the Day: Truth

truth / tro͞oTH

 

noun

 

1. the actual state of a case or matter; fact

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Charles Spurgeon, 1834-1892

 

2 .the state of being factual

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.

Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948

 

3. the state of being sincere in intent or action

The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.

Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894

 

4. an idea, statement, etc. that is regarded as having basis in fact

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

Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642

 

5. honesty

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

Leo Tolstoy, 1828-1910