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He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
-- Rabindranath Tagore
 

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2000

The side of the truth

Truth is one of the most effective tools available to you. When you respect, honor and abide in the truth, you put yourself on the side of strength and power.

You can try to cover it up, explain it away, run from it or rationalize against it, but in the end if you go against the truth you will lose. Lies, deceit, half truths, rationalizations and justifications must constantly be defended and maintained, and will eventually crumble. The truth remains the truth whether it is defended or not.

It often can seem convenient or expedient to deny the truth. But when you deny the truth you put yourself in a position of weakness. Making a habit of that can drain your energy, not to mention your credibility.

Put yourself on the side of the truth, though it may be inconvenient or even painful. There will surely come a time when you’ll be glad you did.

— Ralph Marston

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