Maurice Maeterlinck Quote

The truth that seems discouraging does in reality only transform the courage of those strong enough to accept it; and, in any event, a truth that disheartens, because it is true, is still of far more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.


Unsourced variant: A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods. - Wisdom and Destiny (1898)

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The truth that seems discouraging does in reality only transform the courage of those strong enough to accept it; and, in any event, a truth that...

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The truth that seems discouraging does in reality only transform the courage of those strong enough to accept it; and, in any event, a truth that...

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The truth that seems discouraging does in reality only transform the courage of those strong enough to accept it; and, in any event, a truth that...

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The truth that seems discouraging does in reality only transform the courage of those strong enough to accept it; and, in any event, a truth that...