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The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
John C. Calhoun
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Etymology

From Old English trīewþ, trēowþ, corresponding to true + -th.

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  1. (archaic) The state or quality of being true to someone or something; faithfulness, fidelity.
    Truth to one's own feelings is all-important in life.
  2. (obsolete) A pledge of loyalty or faith.
  3. Conformity to fact or reality; correctness, accuracy.
    There was some truth in his statement that he had no other choice.
  4. True facts, genuine depiction or statements of reality.
    The truth is that our leaders knew a lot more than they were letting on.
  5. That which is real, in a deeper sense; spiritual or ‘genuine’ reality.
    "The truth is what is."
    Alcoholism and redemption led me finally to truth.
    • 1820: Beauty is truth, truth beauty, - that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. — John Keats, ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’
  6. Something acknowledged to be true; a true statement or axiom.
    Hunger and jealousy are just eternal truths of human existence.
    • 1813: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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