So the Prince married her, for now he knew that at last he had got hold of a true
Neither in the case of contraries, nor in the case of correlatives, nor in the case of 'positives' and 'privatives', is it necessary for one to be true and the other false.
Socrates is ill' is the contrary of 'Socrates is well', but not even of such composite expressions is it true to say that one of the pair must always be true and the other false.
SOCRATES: And is not this universally true of human nature?
MENO: I think that what you are saying, Socrates, is very true.
Philosophers have sought some intrinsic criterion by which true and false beliefs could be distinguished.
To say that any given person believes some things so firmly that he cannot be made to doubt them is no doubt true.
Thwackum replied, this was arguing with the usual malice of all the enemies to the true Church.
I have asserted, that true honour and true virtue are almost synonymous terms, and they are both founded on the unalterable rule of right, and the eternal fitness of things; to which an untruth being absolutely repugnant and contrary, it is certain that true honour cannot support an untruth.
Then if a man says that justice consists in the repayment of debts, and that good is the debt which a man owes to his friends, and evil the debt which he owes to his enemies,--to say this is not wise; for it is not true
, if, as has been clearly shown, the injuring of another can be in no case just.
In reality, she was a true balancelle, with two short masts raking forward and two curved yards, each as long as her hull; a true child of the Latin lake, with a spread of two enormous sails resembling the pointed wings on a sea-bird's slender body, and herself, like a bird indeed, skimming rather than sailing the seas.
I had felt her, it is true, trembling for nights and days together under my feet, but it was with the high-strung tenseness of her faithful courage.