Exaggerating the Truth?


An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
Kahlil Gibran

Ah, a big man I had to be

from myself, I had to flee

an exaggerated fool is me


Sipping my coffee laced with cinnamon, I noticed how beautiful it is outside today. It is almost springlike, however, I have a feeling winter has not dismissed us from it chilly grasp. I am so looking forward to the wondrous colors that embrace the trees and foliage that is part of our surroundings and makes for a happy feeling.

tree pink

Pondering the today’s quote, I said to myself “Can’t an exaggeration of the truth become a lie in some situations?” I believe stretching the truth may inadvertently redefine the original thought or statement.  Do you not agree?

A truth that lost its temper? Yes, I think so, because the exaggeration can be the ruination of the truth! An overstatement; to represent disproportionately and perhaps causing distrust and ire.

Interesting quote this week from patriciasplace.me/2016/02/17/15736/ and always sparks an inspiring reason to write.






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16 replies

  1. Very interesting quote and love your thoughts on it!


  2. Relative perspectives on truth n lies n their interchangeabilities!


  3. I agree with what you said. An exaggeration is often more lie than truth and can cause tempers to flare. Always good to have you share with In Other Words.

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  4. Oh my. You are running such a beautiful blog! I love love love Kahlil Gibran, and his “The Madman” is one of my favourite pieces of all time (highly recommended).
    And may I just say, you have such a beautiful writing style. Simply reading this made m feel very warm & serene.

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  5. I like such exaggerations. Puts you in a good frame of mind 🙂

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  6. I have to agree with Kahlil Gibran. His philosophy on life with all of its facets is so true but beautifully said.

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  7. Yes my entry touched on how annoying exaggeration can be – lovely to meet through this linky and a very interesting read 🙂 Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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