“Truth will come to light; murder cannot be hid long; a man’s son may; but, in the end, truth will out.”
– Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1596
I used to think this was a reliable statement but I’ve learned otherwise. Sometimes the truth does come out but just as often the truth is never known, at least not on this plane.
It’s also said that the truth will set you free. Truth and freedom are Jupiter-ruled. This statement is probably correct on a spiritual level. However, if you tell the truth about some heinous criminal act you commitment I would not expect to be set free in this physical world!
We also hear that honesty is the best policy. I agree with this, wholeheartedly. Truth is classy. It’s sometimes bold and it’s often elegant. I don’t know that I ever see truth as “ugly” though I know others do.
What are your thoughts on truth? Does truth prevail?
pictured, print by A.B. Donaldson, 1862