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Truth is the daughter of time

Posted by TheFallen on September 20, 2004

In Reply to: Truth is the daughter of time posted by Miri Barak on September 20, 2004

: Hello, it's nice to be here again.
: Can you explain this proverb to me?
: I understood it as truth changes with time, but i'm not so sure.
: Many thanks to you

I read it as meaning that it takes time before the truth can be seen - don't make a judgement too early, because you may not have realised all the facts or seen all the evidence. The true nature of a thing becomes clear over time.