Intro: Does the tradition prioritize Truth or Peace? If you had to choose between the two, which one wins? Are there times that the winner here (Peace) could nevertheless be overcome by the need for Truth?
Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, quoted in Itturei Torah, Vol. I on Genesis 1:26
What is the advantage of casting aside "truth" while "peace" remained which also argued that "s/he not be created."? When we cast aside truth, peace will prevail. The root of argument is that everyone fights for his/her own "truth". But when we push "truth" aside, there is no longer something about which to dispute. Thus there is no argument, and "peace" has no claim to make.
בבלי יבמות יג ע׳׳ב
אע"פ שאלו אוסרים ואלו מתירין אלו פוסלין ואלו מכשירין לא נמנעו בית שמאי מלישא נשים מבית הלל ולא בית הלל מבית שמאי כל הטהרות והטמאות שהיו אלו מטהרים ואלו מטמאין לא נמנעו עושין טהרות אלו על גבי אלו:
Talmud Bavli, Yevamot 13b
Though Beit Hillel and Beit Shamai had a disagreement that would have forbidden their children to marry... Beit Shammai, nevertheless, did not refrain from marrying women from the families of Beit Hillel, nor did Beit Hillel refrain from marrying women from the families of Beit Shammai.
Similarly, in respect of all questions of ritual cleanliness and uncleanliness, which these declared clean where the others declared unclean, neither of them abstained from using the utensils of the other for the preparation of food that was ritually clean.
Make for yourself a heart of many rooms, and enter into it the words of Beit Shammai and the words of Beit Hillel, the words of those who declare a matter impure, and those who declare it pure.
Rabbi Avraham Yitzchok Kook, Olat Ra-Ya, Vol. I., p.330
...true peace cannot come into the world except by means of the value of a peace of many faces. A peace of many faces means that all sides and approaches are seen; and it becomes clear how there is a place for them all, each one according to its worth, its place, and its content.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference, p. 64-65
Truth on earth is not, nor can be, the whole truth.
It is limited, not comprehensive; particular, not universal. When two propositions conflict it is not necessarily because one is true the other false. It may be, and often is, that each represents a different perspective on reality, an alternative way of structuring order..
In heaven there is Truth; on earth there are truths.
Therefore, each culture has something to contribute. Each person knows something no one else does. The sages said:
'Who is wise? One who learns from all men - 'The wisest is not one who knows himself wiser than others: he is one who knows all men have some share of the truth, and is willing to learn from them, for none of us knows all the truth and each of us knows some of it.
"Falsehood is partial truth masquerading as the complete Truth." - Rav Kook