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Truth Quotes by Margaret Fuller, Emily Dickinson, Frank Knight, Michael Servetus, Michel Foucault, Peace Pilgrim and many others.

Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
Margaret Fuller
Truth – is as old as God-.
Emily Dickinson
The truth seems . . . to be that in the ultimate and essential problem the economic factor is relatively superficial and unimportant.
Frank Knight
To seek truth and to utter what one believes to be true can never be a crime. No one must be forced to accept a conviction. Conviction is free.
Michael Servetus
Death left its old tragic heaven and became the lyrical core of man: his invisible truth, his visible secret.
Michel Foucault
I pray without ceasing now. My personal prayer is: Make me an instrument which only truth can speak.
Peace Pilgrim
When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.
Nhat Hanh
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
James Madison
One truth discovered is immortal, and entitles its author to be so; for, like a new substance in nature, it cannot be destroyed.
William Hazlitt
An enlightened person does not ignore things and does not stick to things, not even to the truth.
Shunryu Suzuki
Leaving home’ to me means adopting the attitude that the pursuit of the truth is more vital than the pursuit of what society — your home — tells you is important.
Brad Warner
We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we’re capable of.
Phil McGraw
A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.
Bernard Baruch
And diff’ring judgments serve but to declare that truth lies somewhere, if we knew but where.
William Cowper
Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you’re smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That’s why I’m a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.
James Carville
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.
Jean de la Bruyere
If circumstances lead me, I will find Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed Within the centre.
William Shakespeare
We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth.
Joan of Arc
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
Nikola Tesla
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the seashore.
Isaac Newton
No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The worlds originate so that truth may come and dwell therein.
Gautama Buddha
Positivity opens us. The first core truth about positive emotions is that they open our hearts and our minds, making us more receptive and more creative.
Barbara Fredrickson
One of the great things about journalism, at its best I mean, is its forensic, investigative truth seeking instincts.
Claire Fox
The only reality is in the moment. What you are doing counts.
Kris Kristofferson
With those who wish to think amiss of me, I have learnt to be perfectly indifferent: but where I know a mind to be ingenuous, andto need only truth to set it to rights, I cannot be as passive.
Thomas Jefferson
Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
Arthur Conan Doyle
But one of the things I learned is that when you fight for something you believe in and you tell the truth and you do your best, you can always hold your head up high and no one can take that away from you.
Vanessa Kerry
I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It’s a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s an evolution of the heart.
Sue Monk Kidd
Begin to act from your dominion. Declare the truth by telling yourself that there is nothing to be afraid of, that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
Ernest Holmes
How much more the seeker of abstract truth, who needs periods of isolation, and rapt concentration, and almost a going out of thebody to think!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth.
Jean Rostand
Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
In the matter of a difficult question it is more likely that the truth should have been discovered by the few than by the many.
Rene Descartes
Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love; and in proportion to our truthfulness and confidence in one another, our lives are divine and miraculous, and answer to our ideal. . . . Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.
Henry David Thoreau
It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
Aldous Huxley
Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I would rather be uncomfortable with the truth than to be lied to in comfort. That’s just my nature.
Jesse Ventura
The highest truth cannot be put into words.
Know that you are a spark of God and can exist fully only within the realization of that profound truth. As such, you are a light and inspiration to others.
Harold Klemp
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde
Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
A stated truth loses its grace, but a repeated error appears insipid and ridiculous.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him.
Abraham Lincoln
Truth is like most opinions – best unexpressed.
Kenneth Branagh
Knowledge can only be limited. Ignorance is boundless. In recognizing our ignorance, we will touch that which is boundless.
Jaggi Vasudev
We are the United States of Amnesia, which is encouraged by a media that has no desire to tell us the truth about anything, serving their corporate masters who have other plans to dominate us.
Gore Vidal
Truth is independent of facts always.
Oscar Wilde
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Otto von Bismarck
Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the Truth.
Oprah Winfrey
The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one’s opponent.
Mahatma Gandhi
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
Oprah Winfrey
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
Anais Nin
Whatever is almost true is quite false, and among the most dangerous of errors, because being so near truth, it is more likely to lead astray.
Henry Ward Beecher
The biggest thing is the heart. If you find the heart in what you do, if it’s stage work, set work, modeling, you find the heart of it, that’s where the truth actually stems from. Our true personality shines from within.
Jamie Brewer
The heart is an artist that paints over what profoundly disturbs it, leaving on the canvas a less dark, less sharp version of the truth.
Dean Koontz
influence which is given on the side of money is usually against truth.
Harriet Martineau
… the besetting danger is not so much of embracing falsehood for truth, as of mistaking a part of the truth for the whole.
John Stuart Mill
Truth is exact correspondence with reality.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Truth contains a vital principle and will manifest itself.
Charles F. Haanel
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.
Mahatma Gandhi
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.
Thomas Mann
The easiest person to deceive is one’s self.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Truth is not a matter of personal viewpoint.
Vernon Howard
Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
Carl von Clausewitz
The only way we can ever get through to the truth is by finding out what we are not. We do that by looking, by observation.
Barry Long
We are free to yield to truth.
In all nations truth is the most sublime, the most simple, the most difficult, and yet the most natural thing.
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne
You can’t serve the public good without the truth as a bottom line.
Carl Bernstein
Truth disappears with the telling of it.
Lawrence Durrell
The lawyer’s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Henry David Thoreau
Truth never turns to rebuke falsehood; her own straightforwardness is the severest correction.
Henry David Thoreau
Nothing can express the aim and meaning of our work better than the profound words of St. Augustine – ‘Beauty is the splendor of Truth.’
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Herrmann Pidoux and Armand Trousseau stated ‘Disease exists within us, because of us, and through us’, Pasteur did not entirely disagree, ‘This is true for certain diseases’, he wrote cautiously, only to add immediately: ‘I do not think that it is true for all of them’.
Louis Pasteur
I never saw any good that came of telling truth.
John Dryden
As the saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction. But only when the reality has not been subsumed by foamy legends and fantasies that radiate outward from the actual event.
Brock Yates
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Francis Bacon
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
Simone Weil
There are certain times when most people are in a disposition of being informed, and ’tis incredible what a vast good a little truth might do, spoken in such seasons.
Alexander Pope
There are places where the mind dies so that a truth which is its very denial may be born.
Albert Camus
I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Bitcoin is a swarm of cyber hornets serving the goddess of wisdom, feeding on the fire of truth, exponentially growing ever smarter, faster, and stronger behind a wall of encrypted energy.
Michael J. Saylor
To tell the truth, I’d join a band with John Lennon any day, but I couldn’t join a band with Paul McCartney, but it’s nothing personal. It’s just from a musical point of view.
George Harrison
If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it ought to be harmed.
J. Reuben Clark
The truth was obscure, Too profound and too pure, To live it you had to explode
Bob Dylan
It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
Arthur Balfour
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
Pearl S. Buck
Why is it people who want the truth never believe it when they hear it?
Barbra Streisand
Fantastic truths perish slower… Sappho’s moon will survive the moon of Armstrong. Different computations are necessary.
Odysseas Elytis
Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.
Chuck Palahniuk
Eclecticism. Every truth is so true that any truth must be false.
F. H. Bradley
Art remains the one way possible of speaking truth.
Robert Browning
Tell the children the truth.
Bob Marley
Tell the truth. Say what is happening. Allow what is, and allow it to be known. Bring your children up in a home that is clean and clear and honest. There is no greater legacy you can give them.
Vimala McClure
Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
Louis Kahn
The truth is, I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves.
Marilyn Monroe
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
Max Planck
Even the most broad-minded of us can embrace only that part of truth into which our own snout has blundered.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
Benjamin Disraeli
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
Miguel de Cervantes
Two truths cannot contradict one another.
Galileo Galilei
For us, with the rule of right and wrong given us by Christ, there is nothing for which we have no standard. And there is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
Leo Tolstoy
Truth and reason are common to everyone, and are no more his who spake them first than his who speaks them after.
Michel de Montaigne
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it Confucius All truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but he who keeps back truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal.
James Russell Lowell
I am for keeping the thing going while things are stirring. Because if we wait till it is still, it will take a great while to get it going again.
Sojourner Truth
The interests of society often render it expedient not to utter the whole truth, the interests of science never: for in this field we have much more to fear from the deficiency of truth than from its abundance.
Charles Caleb Colton
Few men have depth enough to hear or tell the truth.
Luc de Clapiers
the true and the plausible are rarely the same.
Helen McCloy
The greatest truth must be recognition that in every man, in every child is the potential for greatness.
Robert Kennedy
There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost.
Jean Rostand
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Umberto Eco
Theories are not so much wrong as incomplete
Isaac Asimov
Just as good and virtue, sin and evil can only be given in vigil. Who sleeps, sleeps; for the asleep there is no sin, just as there is no good, nor virtue. There is only sleep.
Judas Iscariot
By this time, like one who had set out on his way by night, and travelled through a region of smooth or idle dreams, our history now arrives on the confines, where daylight and truth meet us with a clear dawn, representing to our view, though at a far distance, true colours and shapes.
John Milton
When you know the truth, the truth makes you a soldier.
Mahatma Gandhi
They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom
Khalil Gibran
Truths open to everyone, and the claims aren’t all staked yet.
Seneca the Younger
Exaggerated history is poetry, and truth referred to a new standard.
Henry David Thoreau
That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.
Abraham Lincoln
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
As with the pursuit of happiness, the pursuit of truth is itself gratifying whereas the consummation often turns out to be elusive.
Richard Hofstadter
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
Mahatma Gandhi
It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass.
Robert Collier
Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration, not to mention the deep awe and joy that the natural order of things brings to the true scientist.
Lise Meitner
Naked Truth needs no shift.
William Penn
I am a passionate lover of the snapshot, because of all photographic images it comes closest to truth.
Lisette Model
Truth needs no color; beauty, no pencil.
William Shakespeare
I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.
Bill Hicks
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Galileo Galilei
I say that justice is truth in action.
Benjamin Disraeli
Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth… That’s the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life.
Jordan Peterson
The paradox is the seed of truth. This germ just needs a fertile ground to flourish and bear fruit.
Leo Errera
If you tell the truth, you don’t need a long memory.
Jesse Ventura
. . . is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be.
Frank Herbert
Christ is the most perfect image of God, into which we are so renewed as to bear the image of God, in knowledge, purity, righteousness, and true holiness.
John Calvin
Truth has not single victories; all things are its organs,–not only dust and stones, but errors and lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In a sense, there’s a great truth to that, but, also I was a great reader.
A. E. van Vogt
It is a fool’s prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
Neil Gaiman
I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender.
Rodney Dangerfield
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
Rabindranath Tagore
Every discourse is an approximate answer: but it is of small consequence, that we do not get it into verbs and nouns, whilst it abides for contemplation forever.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Openness of mind strengthens the truth in us and removes the dross from it, if there is any.
Mahatma Gandhi
The quest of Truth involves tapas-self-suffering-sometimes even unto death.
Mahatma Gandhi
The usefullest truths are plainest; and while we keep to them, our differences cannot rise high.
William Penn
One truth discovered, one pang of regret at not being able to express it, is better than all the fluency and flippancy in the world.
William Hazlitt
If anyone offers conjectures about the truth of things from the mere possibility of hypotheses, I do not see by what stipulation anything certain can be determined in any science, since one or another set of hypotheses may always be devised which will appear to supply new difficulties.
Isaac Newton
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
John F. Kennedy
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
Isaac Newton
In obedience there is always fear, and fear darkens the mind.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.
Max Born
The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.
Stephen Kendrick
From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error… They are the natural enemies of error, and of error only… If [free enquiry] be restrained now, the present corruptions will be protected, and new ones encouraged.
Thomas Jefferson
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
Poul Anderson
At times truth may not seem probable.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
We must hold fast to the austere but true doctrine as to what really governs politics and saves or destroys states. Having in mind things true, things elevated, things just, things pure, things amiable, things of good report; having these in mind, studying and loving these, is what saves states.
Matthew Arnold
The Cold War had become a battlefield marked by doublespeak. Disguise, distortion, and deception were accepted as reality. Truth was promised in a serum.
Annie Jacobsen
Does truth prevail more if we are not on speaking terms with those whose view of truth differs from ours?
C. H. Dodd
This doesn’t seem like one of those ‘truth will set you free’ situations.
Paulo Costanzo
Truth is more than a dream and a song.
Friedrich Schiller
Protecting people from the truth is another way of shutting them out.
Blaize Clement
Even when we talked about child labor, we were frowned upon. But then you know that you have to speak the truth irrespective of the repercussions.
Asma Jahangir
You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
Adlai E. Stevenson
The calling of art is to extract us from our daily reality, to bring us to a hidden truth that’s difficult to access – to a level that’s not material but spiritual.
Abbas Kiarostami
The truth doesn’t hurt unless it ought to.
B. C. Forbes
Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.
Friedrich Schiller
Sometimes the truth is not as believable as a well-crafted lie.
Linda Palmer
I think all good reporting is the same thing – the best attainable version of the truth.
Carl Bernstein
WHO KNOWS WHAT EVIL LURKS IN THE HEART OF MEN? The Death of Rats looked up from the feast of the potato. SQUEAK, he said. Death waved a hand dismissively. WELL, YES, OBVIOUSLY ME, he said. I JUST WONDERED IF THERE WAS ANYONE ELSE.
Terry Pratchett
Truth is a torch but a tremendous one. That is why we hurry past it, shielding our eyes, indeed, in fear of getting burned.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.
Goldie Hawn
An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.
Karl Kraus
Humans are born in truth, but we grow up believing in lies.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.
Grace Slick
Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don’t.
Stephen Curry
We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity.
Theodore Roosevelt
It is by logic we prove. It is by intuition we discover.
Henri Poincare
Truth is truth. If you hurt someone, you hurt self. If you help someone, you help self.
Marlo Morgan
Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.
Elizabeth Bowen
Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.
Leonardo da Vinci
Sacrifice life to truth.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The world is nothing but my perception of it. I see only through myself. I hear only through the filter of my story.
Byron Katie
Nobody speaks the truth when there’s something they must have.
Elizabeth Bowen
My dad don’t like lies. He says it hurts people in the long race. He prefers the truth. That hurts them instantly.
Christopher Titus
Grant me an old man’s frenzy, Myself must I remake Till I am Timon and Lear Or that William Blake Who beat upon the wall Till Truth obeyed his call.
William Butler Yeats
A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus
There are truths which some men despise because they have not examined, and which they will not examine because they despise.
Charles Caleb Colton
Let hundreds like me perish, but let truth triumph.
Mahatma Gandhi
The truth is an anagram of an anagram.
Umberto Eco
Truth and non-violence are not cloistered virtues but applicable as much in the forum and the legislatures as in the market place.
Mahatma Gandhi
The Truth doesn’t answer anything. The Truth IS everything!
Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
Rabindranath Tagore
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Anais Nin
Perhaps it is how we are made; perhaps words of truth reach us best through the heart, and stories and songs are the language of the heart
Stephen R. Lawhead
Transformation means nothing of the old should remain; something absolutely new should happen.
Jaggi Vasudev
Sweet Truth is a queen proud and mighty– Her throne is in heaven above.
George Eliot
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
Joseph Joubert
I believe that one key to success is to accept truth, no matter how it’s spoken.
Robert Kiyosaki
Truth is a queen who has her eternal throne in heaven, and her seat of empire in the heart of God.
Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.
Richard M. Nixon
The superior man, even when he is not moving, has a feeling of reverence, and while he speaks not, he has the feeling of truthfulness.
Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.
Joyce Meyer
Tom Hyde, the tinker, standing on the gallows, was asked if he had anything to say. “Tell the tailors,” said he, “to remember to make a knot in their thread before they take the first stitch.” His companion’s prayer is forgotten.
Henry David Thoreau
Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.
Christopher Zeeman
I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.
Audre Lorde
Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract
William James
Truth is not truth merely because it is ancient. Nor is truth necessarily to be regarded with suspicion because it is ancient.
Mahatma Gandhi
Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.
Clarence Darrow
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
You didn’t tell a lie, you just left a big hole in the truth.
Helen Thomas
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
Bruce Lee
You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity. When you get it right, it is obvious that it is right — at least if you have any experience — because usually what happens is that more comes out than goes in.
Richard P. Feynman
Whenever there is polarization, there is an unhappy tendency to think the truth lies somewhere in between.
Gayle Rubin
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
Oscar Wilde
Even great spirits have only their five-fingers’ breadth of experience – just beyond it their thinking ceases and their endless empty space and stupidity begins.
Friedrich Nietzsche
But speak the truth, and all nature and all spirits help you with unexpected furtherance. Speak the truth, and all things alive orbrute are vouchers, and the very roots of the grass underground there do seem to stir and move to bear you witness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
Charles Lamb
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.
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Ram Dass
The words of truth are always paradoxical.
Lao Tzu
I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind.
Grover Cleveland
Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Terror is as much a part of the concept of truth as runniness is of the concept of jam. We wouldn’t like jam if it didn’t, by its very nature, ooze. We wouldn’t like truth if it wasn’t sticky, if, from time to time, it didn’t ooze blood.
Jean Baudrillard
Truth for us is simply a collective name for verification processes
William James
The truth is that those who join gangs – more often than not they are young men in their later teens – often do come from the most difficult family backgrounds, from an environment where they feel neglected and unwanted. Gang membership can bring a perverse sense of belonging which they may not have ever got at home.
Chris Grayling
Love truth, but pardon error.
I no longer count as one of my merits that I always tell the truth as much as possible; it has become my metier.
Sigmund Freud
To say that an idea is necessary is simply to affirm that we cannot conceive the contrary; and the fact that we cannot conceive the contrary of any belief may be a presumption, but is certainly no proof, of its truth.
Thomas Huxley
The secret of genius is to suffer no fiction to exist for us; to realize all that we know; in the high refinement of modern life,in arts, in sciences, in books, in men, to exact good faith, reality, and a purpose; and first, last, midst, and without end, to honor every truth by use.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth,
And thus do we of wisdom and of reach,
With windlasses and with assays of bias,
By indirections find directions out.
William Shakespeare
You don’t think in depression that you’ve put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you’re seeing truly.
Andrew Solomon
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.
Francis Bacon
Some of the men and women who will not say in so many words the thing which is not, will deliberately give a false impression. They are not the servants of truth; they are the parasites of truth.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
Thomas Jefferson
Funny how people despise platitudes, when they are usually the truest thing going. A thing has to be pretty true before it gets to be a platitude.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Truth is but approved facts.
Frances Wright
The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
Frederick The Great
Silence is the foundation of truth. Words are most meaningful when they emerge from silence and when they are received by a quiet mind.
Ken Cohen
We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth – then it’s far too late when they pass away.
George Harrison
The first reaction to truth is hatred.
Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
Matthew Arnold
Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.
Ellen DeGeneres
When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.
Thomas Sowell
May I always hear that you are following the guidance of that blessed Spirit that will lead you into all truth, leaning on that Almighty arm that has been extended to deliver you, trusting only in the only Savior, and going on in your way to Him rejoicing.
Francis Scott Key
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
Soren Kierkegaard
The world is wide, full of happenings. Keep this in mind and never believe ‘I’m the onlyone who knows.’
Yamaoka Tesshu
Antithesis is the narrow gateway through which error most prefers to worm its way towards truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.
Malcolm X
I would rather speak the truth to ten men than blandishments and lying to a million. Try it, ye who think there is nothing in it! Try what it is to speak with God behind you, to speak so as to be only the arrow in the bow which the Almighty draws.
Henry Ward Beecher
Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
Jean de La Fontaine
Truth is the first thing to be sought for, and Beauty and Goodness will then be added unto you.
Mahatma Gandhi
The truth sets you free. It’s a very liberating thing, when you say this is who I am warts and all and then you can just get on with life. It’s amazing.
Geri Halliwell
Truth is for the minority.
Baltasar Gracian
The criterion of simplicity requires that the minimum number of assumptions be postulated.
Albert Low
Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous.
Our democracy is designed to speak truth to power.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
We must be truthful and fair in the ordinary affairs of life before we can be truthful and fair in patriotism and religion.
E. W. Howe
Truth in our ideas means their power to work.
William James
There’s what people want to hear, then there’s what people want to believe, there’s everything else, then there’s truth.
James Rebhorn
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.
Albert Schweitzer
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth of truths is love.
Philip James Bailey
God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
Mahatma Gandhi
Honesty is the best policy.
Benjamin Franklin
Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.
Shakuntala Devi
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
George Washington
I know no diplomacy save that of truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up.
Evelyn Waugh
The simplest and most familiar truth seems new and wonderful the instant we ourselves experience it for the first time.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.
Lucretia Mott
All Dogs Go To Heaven? Sorry, kids. It’s only the dogs who’ve accepted Christ.
Stephen Colbert
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Stephen King
I love truth and wish to have it always spoken to me: I hate a liar.
[Lat., Ego verum amo, verum volo mihi dici; mendacem odi.]
Truth is not determined by majority vote.
Douglas Gwyn
The man who discovers a new scientific truth has previously had to smash to atoms almost everything he had learnt, and arrives at the new truth with hands blood stained from the slaughter of a thousand platitudes.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Nothing misleads people like the truth.
Josh Brolin
Truth quenches untruth, love quenches anger, self-suffering quenches violence. This eternal rule is a rule not for saints only but for all.
Mahatma Gandhi
The moment you ascribe who you are right now to what happened yesterday, you have written off your life.
Jaggi Vasudev
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
Winston Churchill
I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it.
Denis Diderot
A respect for authority is the basis for most medical education. Students may become so used to memorising that they become prey to the illusion that the reason for learning to parrot lectures and textbooks is that they are the ‘truth’.
Petr Skrabanek
Truth is such a precious article – let us all economize in its use.
Mark Twain
Enormous numbers of people are taken in, or at least beguiled and fascinated, by what seems to me to be unbelievable hocum, and relatively few are concerned with or thrilled by the astounding-yet true-facts of science, as put forth in the pages of, say, Scientific American.
Douglas Hofstadter
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
Ernest Hemingway
At times truth may not seem probable.
[Fr., Le vrai peut quelquefois n’etre pas vraisemblable.]
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
Keep the company of those who seek the truth- run from those who have found it
Vaclav Havel
Your version of the truth is all that matters.
James D’arcy
The only way into truth is through one’s own annihilation; through dwelling a long time in a state of extreme and total humiliation.
Simone Weil
A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
William Blake
Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.
An autobiography is not about pictures; it’s about the stories; it’s about honesty and as much truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people’s privacy.
Boris Becker
The qualities of number appear to lead to the apprehension of truth.
Never assume the obvious is true.
William Safire
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
Harry S. Truman
It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Weigh not so much what men assert, as what they prove. Truth is simple and naked, and needs not invention to apparel her comeliness.
Philip Sidney
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.
Muhammad Ali
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends… that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Truth is orphan without matter and matter is impotent without truth.
Kedar Joshi
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
Louis Aragon
Truth does not need argument, agreement, theories or beliefs. There is only one test for it and that is to ask yourself ‘Is the statement true or false in my experience?’
Barry Long
All truths are not to be told.
George Herbert
In natural science the principles of truth ought to be confirmed by observation.
Carl Linnaeus
A man may be very sincere in good principles, without having good practice.
Samuel Johnson
Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
We are like a judge confronted by a defendant who declines to answer, and we must determine the truth from the circumstantial evidence.
Alfred Wegener
Let us seek truth everywhere;
let us cull it wherever we can find its blossom
or its SEED. Having Found the seed,
let us scatter it to the winds of heaven.
Where ever it may blow, it will germinate.
There is no lack in this wide universe of souls
that will form the new ground.
Romain Rolland
Far from being antecedent principles that animate the process, law, language, truth are but abstract names for its results.
William James
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
Emile Zola
Revelation in matters where reason cannot judge, or but probably, ought to be hearkened to. First, Whatever proposition is revealed, of whose truth our mind, by its natural faculties and notions, cannot judge, that is purely matter of faith, and above reason.
John Locke
We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.
John F. Kennedy
No great truth bursts upon man without having its hemisphere of darkness and sorrow.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
The errors of definitions multiply themselves according as the reckoning proceeds; and lead men into absurdities, which at last they see but cannot avoid, without reckoning anew from the beginning.
Thomas Hobbes
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed.
H. L. Mencken
Many yet are the secret truths of God which will be unfolded as they are needed.
Henry Ward Beecher
What a wonderful time to be young. You will see events in your lifetime that will test your courage and extend your faith. If you will face the sunlight of truth, the shadows of discouragement and sin and error will fall behind you. You must never give up!
Boyd K. Packer
Distrust my wisdom, but regard my truth.
Maria Gowen Brooks
Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it.
Robert Kennedy
Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.
Louis Agassiz
All truth is an achievement. If you would have truth at its value, go with it.
Thornton T. Munger
All of us contain Music & Truth, but most of us can’t get it out.
Mark Twain
EXCEPTION, n. A thing which takes the liberty to differ from other things of its class, as an honest man, a truthful woman, etc.
Ambrose Bierce
I have mummy truths to tell
Whereat the living mock,
Though not for sober ear,
For maybe all that hear
Should laugh and weep an hour upon the clock.
William Butler Yeats
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Mark Twain
Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
Thomas Merton
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Truth is not always hard to find; it is often staring you in the face. The problem with truth is that it is hard to believe. It is even harder to get other people to believe.
Walter Darby Bannard
I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.
George Canning
Deep down, all of us are probably aware that some kind of mystical evolution is our true task. Yet we suppress the notion with considerable force because to admit it is to admit that most of our political gyrations, religious dogmas, social ambitions, and financial ploys are not merely counter-productive but trivial.
Tom Robbins
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why do we not hear the truth? Because we do not speak it.
Publilius Syrus
Truth is the ground of science, the centre wherein all things repose, and is the type of eternity.
Philip Sidney
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
Arthur Conan Doyle
It is no proof of a man’s understanding to be able to affirm whatever he pleases; but to be able to discern that what is true is true, and that what is false is false, this is the mark and character of intelligence.
Emanuel Swedenborg
The truth is that cleaning up socks and trying to get someone to really listen to you is marriage. It’s less sweep you off your feet and more sweep the kitchen four times a day. Like everything good in life, it’s 98% back-breaking work and 2% moments that make the work worthwhile.
Glennon Doyle Melton
the truth is artistically fallacious.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Give me the fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
Vilfredo Pareto
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.
Richard Bach
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth.
Albert Einstein
The flowering of love is meditation.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
Quentin Crisp
The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover seeds of truth.
Virginia Woolf
The only solid piece of scientific truth about which I feel totally confident is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature… It is this sudden confrontation with the depth and scope of ignorance that represents the most significant contribution of twentieth-century science to the human intellect.
Lewis Thomas
An error is more useful than truth: truth is a thought suffering from arteriosclerosis.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That’s perfectly all right: it’s the aperture to finding out what’s right. Science is a self-correcting process.
Carl Sagan
To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.
Richard Baker
The only thing in the world we really possess is our knowledge of the truth.
Austin O’Malley
Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
Gerald R. Ford
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
Abraham Lincoln
that as long as we are being remembered, we remain alive.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Men ardently pursue truth, assuming it will be angels’ bread when found.
William Macneile Dixon
What is not in nature can never be true.
The truth about myself? I’m obstinate, self-assured, ambitious and sloppy. I think I lead a quite normal life, certainly with five hours of trainig per day. Many people would probably be surprised if they met me.
Franziska van Almsick
I must say that the biggest lesson you can learn in life, or teach your children, is that life is not castles in the skies, happily ever after. The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth. We’re all built with illusions. And they break.
Goldie Hawn
We seek the truth and will endure the consequences.
Charles Seymour
Truth hates delay. (Veritas odit moras.)
We know the truth not only through our reason but also through our heart. It is through the latter that we know first principles, and reason, which has nothing to do with it, tries in vain to refute them.
Blaise Pascal
So with truth – there is a certain moment when one can say, this is the truth and here I put a dot, a stop, and I go to another thing. A judge has to put an end to a deliberation. But for a historian, theres never an end to the past. It can go on and on and on.
A. B. Yehoshua
Believing that what you do not know cannot exist is the crown of ignorance.
Jaggi Vasudev
Love of truth shows itself in this, that a man knows how to find and value the good in everything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Truth that is not undergirded by love makes the truth obnoxious and the possessor of it repulsive.
Ravi Zacharias
You needn’t think there is nothing you can do-you can tell the truth.
Daniel Ellsberg
A good argument diluted to avoid criticism is not nearly as good as the undiluted argument, because we best arrive at truth through a process of honest and vigorous debate. Arguments should not sneak around in disguise, as if dissent were somehow sinister… For it is bravery that is required to secure freedom.
Clarence Thomas
Maybe it was mean, but I really don’t think so. You asked for the truth and I told you.
Sinead O’Connor
For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
Samuel Butler
In order that all men might be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
Samuel Johnson
So long as the priest, that professional negator, slanderer and poisoner of life, is regarded as a superior type of human being, there cannot be any answer to the question: What is Truth?
Friedrich Nietzsche
Real life’s nasty. It’s cruel. It doesn’t care about heroes and happy endings and the way things should be. In real life, bad things happen. People die. Fights are lost. Evil often wins.
Darren Shan
We don’t go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers.
Helen Thomas
In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.
Blaise Pascal
The monster, fanaticism, still exists, and whoever seeks after truth will run the risk of being persecuted.
The absolute truth cannot be realized within the domain of the ordinary mind, and the path beyond the ordinary mind is the path of the heart.
Sogyal Rinpoche
Man can certainly keep on lying… but he cannot make truth falsehood. He can certainly rebel… but he can accomplish nothing which abolishes the choice of God.
Karl Barth
I have never known a greater miracle, or monster, than myself.
Michel de Montaigne
The truths of life are not discovered by us. At moments unforeseen, some gracious influence descends upon the soul, touching it to an emotion which, we know not how, the mind transmutes into thought.
George Gissing
Truth must be told-and things must change! If words are not about real things and do not cause things to happen, what is the good of them?
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
William Jennings Bryan
The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.
Terry Pratchett
There’s no point in saying anything but the truth.
Amy Winehouse
If your knowledge teaches you not the value of things, and frees you not from the bondage to matter, you shall never come near the throne of Truth.
Khalil Gibran
Education ought to foster the wish for truth, not the conviction that some particular creed is the truth.
Bertrand Russell
The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.
Terry Pratchett
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Frank Herbert
The truth is ever best.
It’s not the truth that you know, but the truth that you obey that matters.
Johnny Hunt
I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.
Suzanne Collins
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sorrow is not in death but in loneliness, and conflict comes when you seek consolation, forgetfullness, explanations, and illusions.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Truth … is the sovereign good of human nature.
Francis Bacon
Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
Gustave Courbet
Tradition and conscience are the two wings given to the human soul to reach the truth.
Giuseppe Mazzini
Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer–it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.
Markus Zusak
In the struggle for existence, it is only on those who hang on for ten minutes after all is hopeless, that hope begins to dawn.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is.
Willie Nelson
A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.
Bertrand Russell
Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
Mahatma Gandhi
I am the only real truth I know.
Jean Rhys
“Integrative” simply means that this approach attempts to include as many important truths from as many disciplines as possible-from East as well as the West, from premodern and modern and postmodern, from the hard sciences of physics to the tender sciences of spirituality.
Ken Wilber
Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
Hunter S. Thompson
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.
Simone de Beauvoir
The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.
Max Born
Truth usually stammers at first.
Mason Cooley
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Winston Churchill
All truth is not to be told at all times.
Samuel Butler
My own luck has been curious all my literary life; I never could tell a lie that anyone would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
Mark Twain
A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men.
Patrick Kavanagh
Only the dead know the truth.
Leonid Andreyev
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The truth is, sex doesn’t mean that much to me now.
Lana Turner
A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.
Stanley Baldwin
Who lies for you will lie against you.
John Locke
I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you. If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong, set me right. Sincere regard for truth.
Abu Bakr
The gift of the Truth beats all other gifts. The flavour of the Truth beats all other tastes. The joy of the Truth beats all other joys, and the cessation of desire conquers all suffering
Gautama Buddha
The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew’s cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo’s choice to know the truth. It’s a beautiful, beautiful story.
Keanu Reeves
It is perfectly monstrous,’ he said, at last, ‘the way people go about nowadays saying things against one behind one’s back that are absolutely and entirely true.
Oscar Wilde
For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.
Marie de France
Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul.
Even as wisdom often comes from the mouths of babes, so does it often come from the mouths of old people. The golden rule is to test everything in the light of reason and experience, no matter from where it comes.
Mahatma Gandhi
Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.
Edgar Allan Poe
What is true belongs to me!
Seneca the Younger
Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
Barbara Kingsolver
…I have come to make distinctions between what I call the academy and literature, the moral equivalents of church and God. The academy may lie, but literature tries to tell the truth.
Dorothy Allison
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy
The physics of undergraduate text-books is 90% true.
John Ziman
If our minds could get hold of one abstract truth, they would be immortal so far as that truth is concerned. My trouble is to find out how we can get hold of the truth at all.
Henry Adams
Country music is three chords and the truth.
Harlan Howard
I value unity because I believe we learn truth from each other in this process.
Rowan Williams
If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad.
Hans Eysenck
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Henry Ward Beecher
Homely truth is unpalatable.
Mark Twain
Truth is new, as well as old. It has new forms; and where you may find a new statement, an earnest statement, you may conclude that by the law of progress it is more likely to be a correct statement than that which has been repeated for ages by the lips of tradition.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
We have no blasphemy laws these days but with that freedom comes the responsibility which should always attend the exercise of free speech: truth, courtesy and an awareness of impact. It is the last of these which is so neglected by so much modern comedy.
Ann Widdecombe
The theory of the free press is not that the truth will be presented completely or perfectly in any one instance, but that the truth will emerge from free discussion
e. e. cummings
A seeker of truth will never begin by discounting his opponent’s statement as unworthy of trust.
Mahatma Gandhi
No one wants to hear the truth if it isn’t what they want to hear.
Aaron Brown
Truth, like a torch, the more it’s shook it shines.
William Hamilton
When I speak to you about myself, I am speaking to you about yourself. How is it you don’t see that?
Victor Hugo
If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Lies always come first, dragging fools along by their irreparable vulgarity. Truth always lags last, limping along on the arm of time.
Baltasar Gracian
Depend upon it, the first universal characteristic of all great art is Tenderness, as the second is Truth.
John Ruskin
Everything looked and sounded unreal. Nothing was what it is. That’s what I wanted – to be alone with myself in another world where truth is untrue and life can hide from itself.
Eugene O’Neill
A successful search for truth means complete deliverance from the dual throng, such as of love and hate, happiness and misery.
Mahatma Gandhi
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
There’s a truth about public service that is often unspoken and rarely understood – that the role of our elected officials is about much more than balancing budgets and ensuring the delivery of essential services.
J. B. Pritzker
I’m sure you think that I don’t understand what you’re going through, but I do. It’s just that sometimes, our future is dictated by what we are, opposed to what we want.
Nicholas Sparks
I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It’s the truth.
Brad Pitt
I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It’s disgusting.
J. D. Salinger
Where there is truth, there also is knowledge which is true.
Mahatma Gandhi
I further testify that when we eventually see things through the proper perspective of eternal truth, we will be amazed at how much we were blessed in important though often unperceived ways through keeping the Sabbath Day holy.
John H. Groberg
Truth crushed to earth shall rise again,- The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes with pain, And dies among his worshippers.
William C. Bryant
In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.
Albert Camus
Do not think that this is all there is. More and more wonderful teachings exist.
Yamaoka Tesshu
Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
Abraham Maslow
When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.
William Blake
Let us not underrate the value of a fact; it will one day flower into a truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
Virginia Woolf
When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe.
Johnny Depp
I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here. So, how can I find my way? Is there a chain saw of the soul, an ax I can take to my memories or fears?
Laurie Halse Anderson
Let truth be a banner big enough to hide the man who holds it up.
George Iles
Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
Emily Dickinson
If it sounds too good to be true, it always is.
Ricky Jay
In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth
Mahatma Gandhi
If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.
Ronald Coase
Science is but an image of the truth.
Francis Bacon
It is not insult from another that causes you pain. It is the part of your mind that agrees with the insult. Agree only with the truth about you, and you are free.
Alan Cohen
Ridicule is the best test of truth.
Lord Chesterfield
It is always good policy to tell the truth unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar. Jerome K. Jerome It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I’m looking for the truth. and so it goes away. Puzzling.
Robert M. Pirsig
To know an object is to lead to it through a context which the world provides
William James
The truth is that there is no journey. You are right now what you are attempting to be. You are right now where you are attempting to go.
Neale Donald Walsch
Those who submit to the Lord with simple heart will run the good race. If they keep their minds on a leash, they will not draw the wickedness of the demons onto themselves.
John Climacus
Fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren.
Edmund Burke
Once an absurdity is accepted as truth, it will seem truer the more absurd it is shown to be.
Robert Breault
Pain itself destroys pain. Suffering itself frees man from suffering.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.
Rabindranath Tagore
Truth is the object of our understanding, as good is of our will; and the understanding can no more be delighted with a lie than the will can choose an apparent evil.
John Dryden
Half the world’s troubles come from men not being trained to resent a fallacy as much as an insult.
Mary Renault
Tell the truth so as to puzzle and confound your adversaries.
Henry Wotton
Truth, like time, is an idea arising from, and dependent upon, human intercourse.
Isak Dinesen
The most important truths are likely to be those which society at that time least wants to hear.
W. H. Auden
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.
Mark Twain
One truth, many paths.
Swami Satchidananda
All truth is precious, if not all divine; and what dilates the powers must needs refine.
William Cowper
if we look upon awaking as an end or a goal to be accomplished, we deny the truth of presence.
Albert Low
There is always a way to be honest without being brutal.
Arthur Dobrin
If you handle truth carelessly, it will cut your fingers.
Austin O’Malley
Truth is often eclipsed but never extinguished.
I believe that the people, instead of pretty lies, should be told the truth, no matter how ugly it may be. What can we do, destiny hasn’t been kind to us; but, with the help of God, we will prevail.
Alija Izetbegovic
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
Power is domination, control, and therefore a very selective form of truth which is a lie.
Wole Soyinka
In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
Mark Twain
Where there is a lull in truth an institution springs up.
Henry David Thoreau
Slender certainty is better than portentous falsehood.
Leonardo da Vinci
No one ever tells us the truth, even those we love.
Anna Held
I think heterosexuality and homosexuality are a kind of psychosis, and the truth is somewhere in the middle.
Jeanette Winterson
If you see there is no meaning to anything that you are doing, your ego collapses; so you are trying to find all kinds of fake meanings.
Jaggi Vasudev
The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority
Henrik Ibsen
Truth is congenial to man. Moral truth is then most consummate when, like beauty, it commends itself without argument. The righteous not only does right, but loves to do right.
Francis William Newman
Then to side with Truth is noble when we share her wretched crust, Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and ‘t is prosperous to be just; Then it is the brave man chooses, while the coward stands aside, Doubting in his abject spirit, till his Lord is crucified.
James Russell Lowell
I know that some people shy away from what I say. They think it is too blunt, but when you don’t give people that, they feel like you are being fake and you’re not telling the truth. So it’s like, you want me to tell the truth, but when I do, it’s too much for you.
Missy Elliott
Being human, we can only receive infinite truth in finite doses
Norman Grubb
The most tyrannical of governments are those which make crimes of opinions, for everyone has an inalienable right to his thoughts.
Baruch Spinoza
Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand.
Khalil Gibran
I think the poet is the last person who is still speaking the truth when no one else dares to. I think the poet is the first person to begin the shaping and visioning of the new forms and the new consciousness when no one else has begun to sense it; I think these are two of the most essential human functions.
Diane di Prima
Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth.
William Warburton
To regard the successful experiences which ensue from a belief as a criterion of its truth is one thing–and a thing that is sometimes bad and sometimes good–but to assume that truth itself consists in the process by which it is verified is a different thing and always bad.
William Pepperell Montague
It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we recognize the truth.
Peter Abelard
Truth is neither alive nor dead; it just aggravates itself all the time.
Mark Twain
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
Walter Scott
No matter how much we ask after the truth, self-awareness is often unpleasant. We do not feel kindly toward the Truthsayer.
Frank Herbert
There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The habit of an opinion often leads to the complete conviction of its truth, it hides the weaker parts of it, and makes us incapable of accepting the proofs against it.
Jons Jacob Berzelius
Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.
J. Edgar Hoover
Tell me a fact, and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth, and I’ll believe. But tell me a story, and it will live in my heart forever.
Ed Sabol
I’ve been called a recluse. There’s definitely truth in that. I like to spend time alone.
Kendrick Lamar
Truth is within ourselves. There is an inmost center in us all, where the truth abides in fullness.
Robert Browning
For to define true madness,
What is’t but to be nothing else but mad?
William Shakespeare
The ultimate test of what a truth means is the conduct it dictates or inspires.
William James
Habit with him was all the test of truth; It must be right: I’ve done it from my youth.
George Crabbe
Nothing is wholly obvious without becoming enigmatic. Reality itself is too obvious to be true .
Jean Baudrillard
The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules, but to win.
Vince Lombardi
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Oscar Wilde
One sought not absolute truth. One sought only a spool on which to wind the thread of history without breaking it.
Henry Adams
The truth usually has a slightly ugly look.
Mason Cooley
Never lie when the truth is more profitable.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
There is an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny.
Irving Berlin
Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news.
John le Carre
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
Samuel Johnson
The thing about the truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.
Conor McGregor
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
Kurt Cobain
The truth of a theory can never be proven, for one never knows if future experience will contradict its conclusions.
Albert Einstein
He who seeks truth should be of no country.
Truth stood on one side and Ease on the other; it has often been so.
Theodore Parker
I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people’s politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
If uncovering the truth is the greatest challenge of nonfiction writing, it is also the greatest reward.
Candice Millard
OBSTINATE, adj. Inaccessible to the truth as it is manifest in the splendor and stress of our advocacy.
Ambrose Bierce
A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
James Callaghan
One handles truths like dynamite. Literature is one vast hypocrisy, a giant deception, treachery. All writers have concealed more than they revealed.
Anais Nin
Truth doesn’t run on time like a commuter train.
Ken Kesey
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
Adolf Hitler
Though I can make my extravaganzas appear credible, I cannot make the truth appear so.
George Bernard Shaw
I don’t tell the truth any more to those who can’t make use of it. I tell it mostly to myself, because it always changes me.
Anais Nin
Physical scientists probably deserve the reputation they enjoy for incorruptibility and unswerving devotion to pure truth. The reason for this is that it is not worth while to bribe them.
Anthony Standen
A man will never love you or treat you as well as a store. If a man doesn’t fit, you can’t exchange him seven days later for a gorgeous cashmere sweater. And a store always smells good. A store can awaken a lust for things you never even knew you needed. And when your fingers first grasp those shiny, new bags…
Sophie Kinsella
My favourite kind of comedy comes from the awkwardness of living, the stuff that makes you cringe but borders on tragic – that is more interesting to me. It resonates; it comes from emotional truth.
Taika Waititi
You can follow the action, which gets you good pictures. You can follow your instincts, which will probably get you in trouble. Or, you can follow the money, which nine times out of ten will get you closer to the truth.
Jack Nicholson
Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure.
Cassandra Clare
The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
James Allen
The truths that seem most truthful, if you look at them from all sides, if you look at them close up, turn out to be either half truths or lies.
Mario Vargas Llosa
Nothing is as contagious as enthusiasm. It is the real allegory of the myth of Orpheus; it moves stones, and charms brutes. It is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When we speak about wisdom, we are speaking about Christ. When we speak about virtue, we are speaking about Christ. When we speak about justice, we are speaking about Christ. When we speak about peace, we are speaking about Christ. When we speak about truth and life and redemption, we are speaking about Christ.
Truth is a pain which will not stop. And the truth of this world is to die. You must choose: either dying or lying. Personally, I have never been able to kill myself.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
As long as the people don’t fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn’t stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful… but so frightening.
Alice Walker
There is only one way to gain access to the truth and that is to not expect anything.
Robert De Niro
Every thing to be true must become a religion.
Oscar Wilde
The only truths we can point to are the ever-changing truths of our own experience.
Peter Weiss
Truth never penetrates an unwilling mind.
Jorge Luis Borges
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth.
Sara Teasdale
This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Just as soon as any conviction of important truth becomes central and vital, there comes the desire to utter it – a desire which is immediate and irresistible. Sacrifice is gladness, service is joy, when such an idea becomes a commanding power.
Richard Salter Storrs
Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.
Austin O’Malley
If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide
But it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.
Ken Kesey
The trouble with too many people is they believe the realm of truth always lies within their vision.
Abraham Lincoln
The nimble lie
Is like the second-hand upon a clock;
We see it fly; while the hour-hand of truth
Seems to stand still, and yet it moves unseen,
And wins, at last, for the clock will not strike
Till it has reached the goal.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And took for truth the test of ridicule.
George Crabbe
No one is entitled to the truth.
E. Howard Hunt
There’s something uniquely exhilarating about puzzling together the truth at the hands of an unreliable narrator.
Maria Semple
It is not for man to follow the trail of truth too far, since by so doing he entirely loses the directing compass of his mind.
Herman Melville
Science is teaching man to know and reverence truth, and to believe that only so far as he knows and loves it can he live worthily on earth, and vindicate the dignity of his spirit.
Moses Harvey
The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality.
Henry David Thoreau
Attach thyself to truth; defend justice; rejoice in the beautiful. That which comes to thee with time, time will take away; that which is eternal will remain in thy heart.
Esaias Tegner
I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.
Al Pacino
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Truth is not always a pleasant thing.
George C. Scott
Our lives improve only when we take chances.
Walter Inglis Anderson
Country music is the people’s music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.
Faith Hill
Yet truth will sometimes lend her noblest fires, And decorate the verse herself inspires: This fact, in virtue’s name, let Crabbe attest,- Though Nature’s sternest painter, yet the best.
Lord Byron
Were I to personify Justice, instead of presenting her blind, I would denominate her the goddess of fire. . . Of unbending integrity Justice should feel, hear and see; but truth alone should be the polar star by which she should shape her movements, and equity only should constrain her determinations.
Judith Sargent Murray
When in doubt, tell the truth. That maxim I did invent, but never expected it to be applied to me. I did say, “When you are in doubt,” but when I am in doubt myself I use more sagacity.
Mark Twain
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning’s greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Maya Angelou
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.
Pietro Aretino
Human truth is always soiled with falsehood.
Austin O’Malley
As for the search for truth, I know from my own painful searching, with its many blind alleys, how hard it is to take a reliable step, be it ever so small, towards the understanding of that which is truly significant.
Albert Einstein
Truth is a theory that is constantly being disproved. Only lies, it seems, go on forever.
Eartha Kitt
The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. “One word of truth outweighs the world.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Sometimes it’s right to do the wrong things and right now is one of those times.
Ben Kingsley
The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
Thomas Aquinas
If you live your life in truth, the truth will out.
John Astin
Always tell the truth – it’s the easiest thing to remember.
David Mamet
If you’re thinking of coming to America, this is what it’s like: you’ve got your Comfort Inn, you’ve got your Best Western, and you’ve got your Red Lobster where you eat. Everybody’s very fat, everybody’s very stupid and everybody’s very rude – it’s not a holiday programme, it’s the truth.
Jeremy Clarkson
Music makes me high on stage, and that’s the truth. It’s like being almost addicted to music.
Jimi Hendrix
But the involuntary tricks of memory and the voluntary ones of imagination make always such terrible havoc of facts that truth, be it ever so much sought and cared for, appears in history and biography only in a more or less disfigured condition.
Frederick Niecks
I search after truth, by which man never yet was harmed.
Marcus Aurelius
You never monkey with the truth.
Ben Bradlee
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
Eleanor Roosevelt
We need to replace the lies of the enemy with the truth of God; to do so we need to know the truth of God.
Christine Caine
It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
James Madison
Spirituality is natural goodness. God is not a person; God is a presence personified in us. Spirituality is not a thing; it is the atmosphere of God’s Presence, goodness, truth, and beauty.
Ernest Holmes
I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
Henry David Thoreau
The time has come when scientific truth must cease to be the property of the few, when it must be woven into the common life of the world.
Louis Agassiz
So, I think that’s the centerpiece of morality: Don’t lie. But to do that, you have to go a step further and find out what the truth is.
George McGovern
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
It’s not that there is no such thing as truth. But we come to like and trust a certain story, not because it’s necessarily the most absolutely truthful, but because it’s a thing that we tell ourselves that makes sense of the world, at least at this moment.
Michael Kimmelman
If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai Stevenson I
A play is fiction and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
Edward Albee
Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude. In the Press and Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The truth was that all men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
James Madison
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
George Santayana
I don’t mind what the opposition say of me so long as they don’t tell the truth about me. But when they descend to telling the truth about me I consider that this is taking an unfair advantage.
Mark Twain
A thing may be incredible and still be true; sometimes it is incredible because it is true.
Herman Melville
Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.
Mark Van Doren
Chase after the truth like all hell.
Clarence Darrow
When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.
Thomas Sowell
We know truth when we see it, from opinion, as we know when we are awake that we are awake.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth is powerful and it prevails.
Sojourner Truth
Nor seek, for this is also sooth,
To hunger fiercely after truth,
Lest all thy toiling only breeds
New dreams, new dreams; there is no truth
Saving in thine own heart.
William Butler Yeats
The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth – that error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it has been cured of one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one.
H. L. Mencken
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
Hunter S. Thompson
I see in the act of throwing the dice and of risking the affirmation of some intuitively felt truth, however uncertain, my whole reason for living.
Antonin Artaud
Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion.
David Icke
No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.
Martha Beck
One must be very particular about telling the truth. Through truth one can realize God.
Your ability to love, to reach out, and to experience life is limitless. The limitation is only of the body and mind.
Jaggi Vasudev
The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.
John Locke
Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you’re playing a tender love story that’s set in a coffee shop or whether you’re in ‘The Avengers,’ which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding.
Tom Hiddleston
Truth is weirder than any fiction I’ve seen.
Hunter S. Thompson
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom – these are the pillars of society.
Henrik Ibsen
Every new truth has its birth-place in a manger, lives thirty years, is crucified, and then deified.
Lucy Stone
Truth has as many coats as an onion … and each one of them hollow when you peel it off.
Helen Waddell
For great is truth, and shall prevail.
Thomas Brooks
Fact creates norms, and truth illumination.
Werner Herzog
Seek not abroad, for in the inner man dwells the truth.
Saint Augustine
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
Mark Twain
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
James Russell Lowell
Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance.
William Shakespeare
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
Jane Austen
Truth hath a quiet breast.
William Shakespeare
Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
Alan Cohen
Knowledge, or more expressively truth,–for knowledge is truth received into our intelligence,–truth is an ideal whole.
John Sterling
For a creative writer possession of the ‘truth’ is less important than emotional sincerity.
George Orwell
Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe.
Henry David Thoreau
A few honest men are better than numbers.
Oliver Cromwell
Everybody talks and everybody listens, and somehow the truth just always comes up missin.
God is bound to act, to pour himself out (into thee) as soon as ever he shall find thee ready.
Meister Eckhart
The solutions all are simple – after you have arrived at them. But they’re simple only when you know already what they are.
Robert M. Pirsig
Truth should not be forced; it should simply manifest itself, like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.
John Updike
I think people need fantasy, but I think they also need to know that they’re not being lied to. I think sometimes the fantasy can betray people and become more difficult for people’s lives than just truth. I can’t stand delusion. Delusion makes me sick.
Derek Cianfrance
Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Whatever separates you from the Truth, throw it away, it will vanish anyhow.
Yunus Emre
There is a tragic clash between Truth and the world. Pure undistorted truth burns up the world.
Nikolai Berdyaev
Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.
If knowing the truth is sufficient for you, then practice the art of philosophy. If only living the truth will suffice, then practice the art of love through your mind, your emotions, and your body.
David Deida
For truth there is no deadline.
Heywood Broun
Ultimately, education in its real sense is the pursuit of truth. It is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
Carl Jung
The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.
H. G. Wells
All truths, not merely ideas, but truthful faces, truthful pictures or songs, are highly beautiful.
Mahatma Gandhi
The theory of truth is a series of truisms.
J. L. Austin
A Prayer of Anselm My God, I pray that I may so know you and love you that I may rejoice in you. And if I may not do so fully in this life let me go steadily on to the day when I come to that fullness . . . Let me receive That which you promised through your truth, that my joy may be full.
Anselm of Canterbury
To all new truths, or renovation of old truths, it must be as in the ark between the destroyed and the about-to-be renovated world. The raven must be sent out before the dove, and ominous controversy must precede peace and the olive wreath.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The logic now in use serves rather to fix and give stability to the errors which have their foundation in commonly received notions than to help the search for truth. So it does more harm than good.
Francis Bacon
It is a true saying that ‘one falsehood easily leads to another.’
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Error is certainty’s constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater.
Louis Aragon
It is my conviction that there is no way to peace – peace is the way.
Nhat Hanh
I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
The great advantage of telling the truth is that one is so much more likely to sound convincing
Susan Howatch
The passion for truth is silenced by answers which have the weight of undisputed authority.
Paul Tillich
It’s not enough to rage against the lie.. you’ve got to replace it with the truth.
Edward de Bono
Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat.
Napoleon Hill
Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.
Herman Melville
Tell the truth or trump-but get the trick.
Mark Twain
Only by letting go can we truly possess what is real.
Chow Yun-Fat
Pure truth, like pure gold, has been found unfit for circulation because men have discovered that it is far more convenient to adulterate the truth than to refine themselves.
Charles Caleb Colton
Here or nowhere is our heaven.
Henry David Thoreau
No words suffice the secret soul to show, For truth denies all eloquence to woe.
Lord Byron
Morally, the life of the organization must be of exemplary nature. This is one phase where the organization must not have criticism.
Vince Lombardi
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
Miguel de Cervantes
If we try hard to do what that truth requires of us, God will send more light and more truth. It will go on, line after line, as long as we choose to obey the truth. That is why the Savior said that the man who obeyed His commandments built on a rock so solid that no storm of flood could hurt his house.
Henry B. Eyring
What was the use of trying to expound a truth, if the majority preferred a lie?
Marie Corelli
We can’t control what thoughts and emotions arise within us, nor can we control the universal truth that everything changes. But we can learn to step back and rest in the awareness of what’s happening. That awareness can be our refuge.
Sharon Salzberg
Most people don’t care if you’re telling them the truth or if you’re telling them a lie, as long as they’re entertained by it. You find that out really fast.
Tom Waits
A man of faith will remain steadfast to truth even though the whole world might appear to be enveloped in falsehood.
Mahatma Gandhi
Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events. Its verity is in fact an event, a process: the process namely of its verifying itself, its veri-fication. Its validity is the process of its valid-ation.
William James
Nothing is more damaging to the truth than an old error.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
That’s the problem with truth. The truth is relentless. It won’t leave you alone. It keeps creeping up on you from every side, showing you what’s really so. That can he annoying.
Neale Donald Walsch
If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.
Rabindranath Tagore
Truth, like light, is blinding. Lies, on the other hand, are a beautiful dusk, which enhances the value of each object.
Albert Camus
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.
Patrick Henry
There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.
Daniel Webster
Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.
Napoleon Bonaparte
A thing’s innate disposition does not lie.
Said Nursi
The mind, in discovering truths, acts in the same manner as it acts through the eye in discovering objects; when once any object has been seen, it is impossible to put the mind back to the same condition it was in before it saw it.
Thomas Paine
I cannot often enough say, that a man is only a relative and representative nature. Each is a hint of the truth, but far enough from being that truth, which yet he quite newly and inevitably suggests to us. If I seek it in him, I shall not find it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don’t think I could tell the whole truth about anything. That’s a pretty heavy burden, because we all just view the world through this little piece of coke bottle.
Jeff Melvoin
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
Wole Soyinka
Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
Mahatma Gandhi
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
Oscar Wilde
We say that the truth will make us free. Yes, but that truth is a thousand truths which grow and change.
Walter Lippmann
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Katherine Mansfield
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Thomas Jefferson
Hard are the ways of truth, and rough to walk.
John Milton
I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more. I will tell you in my way how the Indian sees things. The white man has more words to tell you how they look to him, but it does not require many words to speak the truth.
Chief Joseph
Every truth is self-acting and possesses inherent strength.
Mahatma Gandhi
A genius may perhaps be a century ahead of his age and hence stands there as a paradox, but in the end, the race will assimilate what was once a paradox, so it is no longer paradoxical.
Soren Kierkegaard
But thou, my son, study to make prevail One colour in thy life, the hue of truth.
Matthew Arnold
The most foolish of all errors is for clever young men to believe that they forfeit their originality in recognizing a truth which has already been recognized by others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Truth may have been found but might never be known.
Kedar Joshi
Truth is the root of all the charities.
Orville Dewey
The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified.
Nikola Tesla
The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
Rabindranath Tagore
Only when man is willing to change himself, there can be a true revolution.
Jaggi Vasudev
One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.
John Locke
The great trick of regarding small departures from the truth as the truth itself – on which is founded the entire integral calculus – is also the basis of our witty speculations, where the whole thing would often collapse if we considered the departures with philosophical rigour.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
nothing good ever comes out of denying the truth about our situation.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
When we take one step toward the Self, It takes nine steps towards us.
Lester Levenson
Nothing beats being really honest about who you are and what you need. All the rest just works itself out.
Jon Voight
For dear me, why abandon a belief Merely because it ceases to be true
Robert Frost
There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.
Mahatma Gandhi
It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
Henry David Thoreau
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
Sojourner Truth
Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.
Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton
To be inspired is to be moved in an extraordinary manner by the power or Spirit of God to act, speak, or think what is holy, justand true; [Enthusiasm is] A Full, but false persuasion in a man that he is inspired.
Henry More
Sincerity is not a test of truth. We must not make this mistake: He must be right; he’s so sincere. Because, it is possible to be sincerely wrong. We can only judge truth by truth and sincerity by sincerity.
Jim Rohn
We don’t get to chose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it.
Kami Garcia
God is truth and light his shadow.
My mother taught me that when you stand in the truth and someone tells a lie about you, don’t fight it.
Whitney Houston
The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.
Ammianus Marcellinus
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
George Orwell
May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality… First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love.
Thomas S. Monson
[When nature appears complicated:] The moment we contemplate it as it is, and attain a position from which we can take a commanding view, though but of a small part of its plan, we never fail to recognize that sublime simplicity on which the mind rests satisfied that it has attained the truth.
John Herschel
Man with his burning soul Has but an hour of breath To build a ship of Truth In which his soul may sail- Sail on the sea of death. For death takes toll Of beauty, courage, youth, Of all but Truth.
John Masefield
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
David Hume
The drive toward knowledge has a moral origin.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Truths are immortal, my dear friend; they are immortal like God! What we call a falsity is like a fruit; it has a certain number of days; it is bound to decay. Whereas, what we call truth is like gold; days, months, even centuries can hide gold, can overlook it but they can never make it decay.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Truth . . . and if mine eyes Can bear its blaze, and trace its symmetries, Measure its distance, and its advent wait, I am no prophet – I but calculate.
Charles Mackay
Truth should so humble that even dust could crush it.
Mahatma Gandhi
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.
Mary Harris Jones
Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.
William Butler Yeats
Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.
Mark Twain
There is absolutely nothing in this world that will provide more comfort and happiness than a testimony of the truth.
Thomas S. Monson
In every principle presented to us, our first inquiry should be, “Is it true?” “Does it emanate from God?” If he is its Author it can be sustained just as much as any other truth in natural philosophy; if false it should be opposed and exposed just as much as any other error.
John Taylor
It is not our task to secure the triumph of truth, but merely to fight on its behalf.
Blaise Pascal
The truth is the most important part of being impeccable with your word…Only the truth will set us free.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Whatever your secret, live your own truth; life is too short.
Oprah Winfrey
Truth is a point, the subtlest and finest; harder than adamant; never to be broken, worn away, or blunted. Its only bad quality is, that it is sure to hurt those who touch it; and likely to draw blood, perhaps the life blood, of those who press earnestly upon it.
Walter Savage Landor
You see, if you make believe hard enough that something is true, then it is true for you.
Burt Lancaster
People assume actors are born liars, but I’d argue the actor’s job is to tell the truth. And I’ve realised I’m not a good liar.
Cate Blanchett
A man who is swayed by negative emotions may have good enough intentions, may be truthful in word, but he will never find the Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
Life’s experiences are intended to make you eventually face yourself. Face reality!
Harold Sherman
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
Jeremy Taylor
Nature . . . has buried truth deep in the bottom of the sea.
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.
James E. Faust
It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent.
Mahatma Gandhi
The thing is not only to avoid error, but to attain immense masses of truth.
Thomas Carlyle
The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.
Virginia Woolf
My bullshit meter is reading that as ‘false’.
Charlaine Harris
Honesty is not found in revealing the truth, but in understanding how deeply afraid of it we are. To become honest is in effect to become fully and robustly incarnated into powerlessness.
David Whyte
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be … The People cannot be safe without information. When the press is free, and every man is able to read, all is safe.
Thomas Jefferson
We are not only to renounce evil, but to manifest the truth. We tell people the world is vain; let our lives manifest that it is so. We tell them that our home is above and that all these things are transitory. Does our dwelling look like it? O to live consistent lives!
Hudson Taylor
Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.
Howard Zinn
Talent for talent’s sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth is never to be expected from authors whose understanding is warped with enthusiasm.
John Dryden
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.
J. D. Salinger
The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
Anatole France
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
Earl Mac Rauch
The only way to the truth is through blasphemy.
Flannery O’Connor
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Thomas Jefferson
The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Truth is never ugly when one can find in it what one needs.
Edgar Degas
Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true,- A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew.
William Cowper
As there comes light from heaven and words from breath, As there is sense in truth and truth in virtue
William Shakespeare
…Science and mathematics Run parallel to reality, they symbolize it, they squint at it, They never touch it: consider what an explosion Would rock the bones of men into little white fragments and unsky the world If any mind for a moment touch truth.
Robinson Jeffers
All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high, and contained in the sacred writings.
John Herschel
A radical is one who speaks the truth.
Charles August Lindbergh
Only a lion can recognize a lion’s roar.
Kodo Sawaki
Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Lies are the religion of slaves and masters. Truth is the god of the free man.
Maxim Gorky
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.
If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
Pablo Picasso
Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
Leo Rosten
The battle for the ultimate truth will never be won. And that’s why chess is so fascinating.
Hans Kmoch
There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see.
Vera Brittain
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Martin Luther
All people know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.
Woody Allen
Truth is always unfolding. It’s not an absolute.
Alan Arkin
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
The loss of candor is grievous, and in my opinion it may yet prove to be mortal, because if we cannot discuss our problems in plain speech that describes reality, it is unlikely that we will be able to solve them.
Alexander Haig
Why should you renounce your right to traverse the star-lit deserts of truth, of the premature comforts of an acre, house, and barn? Truth also has its roof, and bed, and board.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Error has made animals into men; is truth in a position to make men into animals again?
Friedrich Nietzsche
Our art is a way of being dazzled by truth: the light on the grotesquely grimacing retreating face is true, and nothing else.
Franz Kafka
Truth needs meditative eyes. If you don’t have meditative eyes, then the whole life is just dull dead facts, unrelated to each other, accidental, meaningless, a jumble, just a chance phenomenon. If you see the truth, everything falls into line, everything falls together in a harmony, everything starts having significance.
I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?
John Lennon
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
Tryon Edwards
All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.
T. S. Eliot
What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
Vilhjalmur Stefansson
The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
Rabindranath Tagore
Owing to the fact that all experience is a process, no point of view can ever be the last one
William James
We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all.
John Hope Franklin
Breach of promise is no less an act of insolvency than a refusal to pay one’s debt.
Mahatma Gandhi
To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death.
Peter Tosh
If you want the truth, I’ll tell you the truth. Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.
Telling the truth … is not solely a matter of moral character; it is also a matter of correct appreciation of real situations and of serious reflection upon them.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift
The hack songwriter will write the absolute truth every single word, whether it makes a great song or not.
Paul Westerberg
The whole body of what is now called moral or ethical truth existed in the golden age as abstract science. Or, if we prefer, we may say that the laws of Nature are the purest morality.
Henry David Thoreau
My truth is that what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker rather than stronger, although it makes you wiser.
Marian Keyes
Things omitted are often more deadly than errors committed.
Leo Buscaglia
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
John Locke
The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.
Truth is on the march, and nothing will stop it.
Emile Zola
Abstract truth is the eye of reason.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli
A poet’s object is not to tell what actually happened but what could or would happen either probably or inevitably…. For this reason poetry is something more scientific and serious than history, because poetry tends to give general truths while history gives particular facts.
When the truth is spoken, it doesn’t need to be adorned. It just needs to be simply stated, and often it only needs to be said once.
James Nachtwey
No man has a right perception of any truth, who has not been reacted on by it, so as to be ready to be its martyr.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Like the apple of Thine eye preserve me, O Lord God; defend me and beneath Thy wings shelter me from temptations.
Ephrem the Syrian
The reason I talk to myself is that I’m the only one whose answers I accept.
George Carlin
A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Good maxims are the germs of all excellence; when firmly fixed on the memory, they nourish the will.
Joseph Joubert
It is only those who are in constant revolt that discover what is true, not the man who conforms, who follows some tradition. It is only when you are constantly inquiring, constantly observing, constantly learning, that you find truth, God, or love.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
But then people don’t read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found exciting in the past. Art can be a lot of things; but in actual practice, most of it is merely the mental equivalent of alcohol and cantharides.
Aldous Huxley
The only passion that guides me is for the truth… I look at everything from this point of view.
Che Guevara
Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time.
George Gissing
You can’t deny reality just because you can’t explain it.
Toby Jones
A man who loves you the most is the man who tells you the most truth about yourself.
Robert Murray M’Cheyne
Great is truth. Fire cannot burn it nor water drown it.
Alexandre Dumas
People may or may not say what they mean… but they always say something designed to get what they want.
David Mamet
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
Zig Ziglar
Honest is how I want to look. The truth doesn’t glitter and shine.
Chuck Palahniuk
We shall some day catch an abstract truth by the tail, and then we shall have our religion and our immortality.
Henry Adams
Truth is mighty and it will prevail.
George Ezra
No man is so exquisitely honest or upright in living, but that ten times in his life he might not lawfully be hanged.
Michel de Montaigne
Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
Mahatma Gandhi
Old truths are always new to us, if they come with the smell of heaven upon them.
John Bunyan
A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire.
Viktor E. Frankl
The individual point of view is the only point of view from which one is able to look at the world in its truth.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.
Madame de Stael
Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.
Charles A. Dana
Since an intelligence common to us all makes things known to us and formulates them in our minds, honorable actions are ascribed by us to virtue, and dishonorable actions to vice; and only a madman would conclude that these judgments are matters of opinion, and not fixed by nature.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Not even the most devastating truth can be told; it must be evoked.
Joyce Carol Oates
Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system
William James
Truths emerge from facts, but they dip forward into facts again and add to them; which facts again create or reveal new truth (the word is indifferent) and so on indefinitely. The ‘facts’ themselves meanwhile are not true. They simply are. Truth is the function of the beliefs that start and terminate among them.
William James
Right defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Truth must be repeated again and again, because error is constantly being preached round about.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There can be no compromise on basic principles. There can be no compromise on moral issues. There can be no compromise on matters of knowledge, of truth, of rational conviction.
Ayn Rand
There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.
Daniel Handler
I would not favour a fiction to keep a whole world out of hell. The hell that a lie would keep any man out of is doubtless the very best place for him to go to. It is truth… that saves the world.
George MacDonald
Ultimate serenity is the coming to rest of all ways of taking things, the repose of named things; no truth has been taught by a Buddha for anyone, anywhere.
Akkineni Nagarjuna
You can’t cheat an honest man.
W. C. Fields
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
Blaise Pascal
Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route.
Elizabeth Kenny
The greatest truths are commonly the simplest.
Guillaume-Chretien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes
Trump’s behavior is conscienceless, showing utter disregard for the safety of others, consistent irresponsibility, callousness, cynicism and disrespect of other human beings. Contempt for truth and honesty, and for norms, rules and laws. A complete inability to feel remorse, or guilt.
George T. Conway III
It is hard to say which is the greatest fool: he who tells the whole truth, or he who tells no truth at all. Character is as necessary in business as in trade. No man can deceive often in either.
Lord Chesterfield
Real intimacy depends on truth – lovingly told – especially in the bedroom.
Joyce Brothers
The greatest of characters, no doubt, would be he, who, free of all trifling accidental helps, could see objects through one grand immutable medium, always at hand, and proof against illusion and time, reflecting every object in its true shape and colour through all the fluctuation of things.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
[I]f in other sciences we should arrive at certainty without doubt and truth without error, it behooves us to place the foundations of knowledge in mathematics, in so far as disposed through it we are able to reach certainty in other sciences and truth by the exclusion of error.
Roger Bacon
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
Every lie is a poison; there are no harmless lies. Only the truth is safe. Only the truth gives me consolation – it is the one unbreakable diamond.
Leo Tolstoy
Truth is the band of union and the basis of human happiness. Without this virtue there is no reliance upon language, no confidence in friendship, no security in promises and oaths.
Jeremy Collier
Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.
Joseph Campbell
Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.
Adolf Loos
I imagine I appear very outgoing, and I do enjoy people and parties and being involved in life. I am also a very private person, and I value my quiet time. I think people assume I am just a party animal, and in truth, I need to recharge my battery just like everyone else.
Ron Ben-Israel
There would be too great darkness, if truth had not visible signs.
Blaise Pascal
As long as we can keep our international relations in the realm of conference rather than open conflict, we are giving truth more time to vindicate itself. And what we ourselves need is more faith in the power of truth.
Ralph Washington Sockman
Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer, you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act – truth is always subversive.
Anne Lamott
Science does not promise absolute truth, nor does it consider that such a thing necessarily exists. Science does not even promise that everything in the Universe is amenable to the scientific process.
Isaac Asimov
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
Robert Louis Stevenson
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.
Thomas Pynchon
Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.
Frank Norris
If you could ask that question more precisely, you probably wouldn’t be interested in the answer anymore
Chris Hillman
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
Pearl Bailey
I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as it was said to me.
Walter Scott
It was the first time I realized that absolute reality could be so much more fun than fantasy.
Lindsay Lohan
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth. Little men are dissolved in it. If there is any gold, truth makes it shine more brightly. . . .Truth, even in the mouth of an informer, a spy, a briber, can become bigger than anybody who tries to destroy it. Truth survives.
Adela Rogers St. Johns
I put forward as a general definition of civilization, that a civilized society is exhibiting the five qualities of Truth, Beauty, Adventure, Art, Peace.
Alfred North Whitehead
Truth is truth to the end of reckoning.
William Shakespeare
The first duty of man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
One always has the air of someone who is lying when one speaks to a policeman.
Charles-Louis Philippe
Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
Patrick Henry
Truth is not that which is demonstrable but that which is ineluctable.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Pure truth is for God alone.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Even though I saw the executioner and the fire, I could not say anything but what I have said.
Joan of Arc
Seek greater knowledge and you shall possess greater truth
Between truth and the search for it, I choose the second.
Bernard Berenson
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
The scholar seeks truth, the artist finds.
Andre Gide
We are all children starving to experience and know the heart of reality.
Robert H. Schuller
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
Giordano Bruno
To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth. Though it is held before our eyes, pushed under our noses, rammed down our throats- we know it not.
Eric Hoffer
We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
William James
It is a most certain truth, that the richer we see ourselves to be, confessing at the same time our poverty, the greater will be our progress, and the more real our humility.
Saint Teresa of Avila
I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one’s temper and disturb one’s quiet.
Benjamin Franklin
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
Mahatma Gandhi
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
Maya Angelou
Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world: it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality.
Linus Pauling
I only desire sincere relations with the worthiest of my acquaintance, that they may give me an opportunity once in a year to speak the truth.
Henry David Thoreau