Truth & Trust & Faith

Truth & Trust & Faith


“Peace is possible, truth at all costs.” (M. Luther)


The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them (Ernest Hemmingway)


Our truest life is when we are in dreams awoke (H. D. Thoreau)


The truth is lived not taught (Hermann Hesse)


The greatest compliment that was ever paid me, was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer (H. D. Thoreau)


Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't (Hermann Hesse, Siddharta)


Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others (Mahatma Gandhi)


If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything (Mark Twain)


But still, if it’s true, how can it be a lie? (Pippi Longstocking)


No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth (Plato).


Always stay true to yourself (M. Obama)


We have to choose if we want to trust in friends or trust on a system.


People/We want to be seen, that's why we take so many pictures and share these pictures. So that the small kid in us gets some love. We do that instead of truly embracing the moment. To try to save the moment, which is even by pictures not possible. When we die we just have had the moments. (adapted from Adam Pahnke, Anderswo. Allein in Afrika)


What is true? Are facts true, or are all facts just fake news? Made by humans to be falsified at some point? It’s always easier to prove something to be wrong than completely true.

The highest Mountain?


Which one is the highest Mountain on Earth? Most people will say, the Mt. Everest with 8,848 m. But there is actually a geology discussion.



  •  Mount Everest has the highest altitude, measured in feet above sea level
  • Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain measured by the height from the base on the ocean ground to the summit.
  • Mt. Chimborazo is the highest mountain above earth’s centre.

I asked around and most people decide for Mount Everest, because of human mountain history. But tallest ist basically another synonym for highest and measuring from the centre to the furthest point is a typical way to measure distance instead of starting somewhere at a layer. For me it’s easier, to have no idea and no highest mountain and just accept that, because I don’t climb mountains anyways for fame but for joy.



Egg of Columbus

 Everything seems to be true or impossible until someone has done it or proved it different. The Egg of Columbus is an example of it.



“Columbus being at a party with many noble Spaniards, where, as was customary, the subject of conversation was the Indies: one of them undertook to say: —"Mr. Christopher, even if you had not found the Indies, we should not have been devoid of a man who would have attempted the same that you did, here in our own country of Spain, as it is full of great men clever in cosmography and literature." Columbus said nothing in answer to these words, but having desired an egg to be brought to him, he placed it on the table saying: "Gentlemen, I will lay a wager with any of you, that you will not make this egg stand up as I will, naked and without anything at all." They all tried, and no one succeeded in making it stand up. When the egg came round to the hands of Columbus, by beating it down on the table he fixed it, having thus crushed a little of one end; wherefore all remained confused, understanding what he would have said: that after the deed is done, everybody knows how to do it; that they ought first to have sought for the Indies, and not laugh at him who had sought for it first, while they for some time had been laughing, and wondered at it as an impossibility.”


Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth (H.D. Thoreau, Walden)




Faith is a complicated word between Hope, Trust, Believe and even Confidence/Courage for me.

Def.: Faith, derived from Latin fides and Old French feid, is confidence or trust in a person, thing, or concept. In the context of religion, one can define faith as confidence or trust in a particular system of religious belief. (Courage)



Faith is the assurance that the things revealed and promised in the Word are true, even though unseen, and gives the believer a conviction that what he expects in faith, will come to pass. ... In other words, it becomes so tangible that you now possess it. It becomes a reality in the spiritual realm.


The purpose of faith is to act as a measure of a person's hope, and to help a person grow in his or her trust in God the Father and in God's purposes for us as his children. The Apostle Paul said that faith, hope, and charity (the pure love of God) are key attributes of being in eternal life.


Some faith quotes to get trust into faith.


“We have done so much for so long with so little, that now we are qualified to do anything with nothing. (Mother Teresa)


“Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness”


Faith is like Wifi. It’s invisible, but has the power to connect you to what you need.


Faith is taking the first step,even when you don’t see the whole staircase (M. Luther King)


Faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost (Catherine Pulsifer)


Keep the faith. Hold on. Things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can't rain forever.


Faith makes all things possible, Love makes all things easy, Hope makes all things work, and Family and Friends makes life worth living.



Trust yourself:


“You wouldn’t plant a seed and then dig it up every few minutes to see if it has grown.

So why do you keep questioning yourself, your hard work and your decisions?

Have patience, stop overthinking and keep watering your seeds. (Steven Bartlett)”

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