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Truthfulness Quotes by Abdu’l-BahГЎ, Clarence Darrow, Oswald Chambers, Yasmin Mogahed, Robert Breault, Margaret Deland and many others.

Truthfulness is the foundation of all the virtues of mankind
One believes in the truthfulness of a man because of his long experience with the man, and because the man has always told a consistent story. But no man has told so consistent a story as nature.
Clarence Darrow
The main characteristic which is the proof of the indwelling Spirit is an amazing tenderness in personal dealing, and a blazing truthfulness with regard to God’s Word.
Oswald Chambers
We are two people. The person inside and the person outside. Sidq (truthfulness) is when they are the same.
Yasmin Mogahed
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
Robert Breault
as everybody knows, truthfulness and agreeable manners are often divorced on the ground of incompatibility.
Margaret Deland
Character is far more important than intellect in making a man a good citizen or successful at his calling- meaning by character not only such qualities as honesty and truthfulness, but courage, perseverance and self-reliance.
Theodore Roosevelt
They will only care when you’re gone.
Marilyn Monroe
A young woman who knows and loves the Book of Mormon, who has read it several times, who has an abiding testimony of its truthfulness, and who applies its teachings will be able to stand against the wiles of the devil and will be a mighty tool in the hands of the Lord.
Ezra Taft Benson
It has as much to do with the energy released by linguistic fission and fusion, with the buoyancy generated by cadence and tone and rhyme and stanza, as it has to do with the poem’s
concerns or the poet’s truthfulness.
Seamus Heaney
Nietzsche, driven by the absolute demand of his existential truthfulness, could not abide the bourgeois world, even when its representative had human nobility.
Karl Jaspers
… love given without free will or truthfulness wasn’t love at all.
Cassandra Clare
The keys to success, in business and in life, are truthfulness, the ability to take and give, honest and well-intended feedback, strength of character and conviction in one’s principles
Robert Kiyosaki
The inability to lie is far from the love of truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche
With the disintegration of all that [Nietzsche] had revered, existence, to him, had become a desert in which only one thing remained, namely that which had relentlessly forced him into this path: truthfulness that knows no limits and is not subject to any condition.
Karl Jaspers
I have never described this to you before, not so much, I don’t think, from lack of truthfulness as that, just naturally, one is not going to explain to people at large that from time to time one vomits up a small rabbit.
Julio Cortazar
The tales of Elfland do not stand or fall on their actuality but on their truthfulness, their speaking to the human condition, the longings we all have for the Faerie Other.
Jane Yolen
On the one hand, we may tell the truth, regardless of consequences, and on the other hand we may mellow it and sophisticate it to make it humane and tolerable.
H. L. Mencken
Truth and Truthfulness is an ambitious work, and its journeys into history give it a breadth unusual in these days of increased academic specialization. . . . William’s book combines real history and fictional constructs to tell a revealing story that makes us reconsider the meaning of familiar concepts.
Julian Baggini
Look. Every partisan in every party has to learn one thing: Sometimes your people are wrong. To paraphrase an old retort, saying “My party, right or wrong” is like saying “My Kennedy, drunk or sober.” Credibility is earned, and standing up and saying “Fie!” now and then reinforces your truthfulness.
James Lileks
To the man who cherishes a secret in his breast, there is a still greater secret unexplored. Our most indifferent acts may be a matter for secrecy, but whatever we do with the utmost truthfulness and integrity, by virtue of its pureness, must be transparent as light.
Henry David Thoreau
A young man who knows and loves the Book of Mormon, who has read it several times, who has an abiding testimony of its truthfulness, and who applies its teachings will be able to stand against the wiles of the devil and will be a mighty tool in the hands of the Lord.
Ezra Taft Benson
… a novel survives because of its basic truthfulness, its having within it something general and universal, and a quality of imaginative perception which applies just as much now as it did in the fifty or hundred or two hundred years since the novel came to life.
Elizabeth Bowen
A conflict arises when a religious community insists on the absolute truthfulness of all statements recorded in the Bible. This means an intervention on the part of religion into the sphere of science; this is where the struggle of the Church against doctrines of Galileo and Darwin belongs.
Albert Einstein
Truthfulness. He will never willingly tolerate an untruth, but will hate it as much as he loves truth… And is there anything more closely connected with wisdom than truth?
Understanding comes with compassion and compassion comes with truthfulness
Amit Abraham
Even truthfulness is but one means to knowledge, a ladder–but not the ladder.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The truth will not necessarily set you free, but truthfulness will.
Ken Wilber
Beautify your tongues, O people, with truthfulness, and adorn your souls with the ornament of honesty. Beware, O people, that ye deal not treacherously with any one.
That’s my goal, is to stay in a truthful place. And sometimes that means writing a silly song, or singing about sex or singing about environmental destruction or heartbreak, or my grandmother. The subject isn’t what the core is about, it’s about truthfulness and authenticity and that just comes from my heart and soul.
The dignity of history consists in reciting events with truth and accuracy, and in presenting human agents and their actions in an interesting and instructive form. The first element in history, therefore, is truthfulness; and this truthfulness must be displayed in a concrete form.
Daniel Webster
Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.
Rebecca West
Truthfulness is a cornerstone in character, and if it be not firmly laid in youth, there will ever after be a weak spot in the foundation.
Jefferson Davis
What matters,” said the prince at last, “is that you have a child’s trusting nature and extraordinary truthfulness. Do you know that a great deal can be forgiven you for that alone?
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Truthfulness itself is almost medication, even when it’s served without advice or insight.
Augusten Burroughs
We all know scientists who in private life do not come up to the standard of truthfulness, but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify the results of their researches
Franz Boas
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
Willa Cather
Truthfulness under oath is, by now, a matter of our civic religion, our relation to our fellow citizens rather than our relation to a nonhuman power.
Richard Rorty
I struggle between what I know is right in my own mind, and some warped truthfulness as seen through other people’s eyes who have no heart, and can’t see the difference anyway.
Ian Curtis
What is humility but truthfulness? There is no real difference.
Walter Hilton
The American people deserve truthfulness, not more political campaigning. The American people deserve a responsible government that seeks to address their needs, not more ideological dogma.
Jose Serrano
To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they; and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.
William Hazlitt
Truthfulness is godliness.
Henry Ward Beecher
A man’s word Is believed just to the extent of the wealth in his coffers stored.
Perhaps no one as yet has been truthful enough about what “truthfulness” is.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We all know scientists who in private life do not come up to the standard of truthfulness, but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify the results of their researches.
Franz Boas
Truthfulness has never been counted among the political virtues, and lies have always been regarded as justifiable tools in political dealings.
Hannah Arendt
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
The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
A good man will never harm or oppress another. A good man will share his last morsel of food with others in need, and die of hunger when he no longer has any food — instead of cheat or steal from others to survive. Selflessness. Humility. Truthfulness. These are the three marks of an honorable man.
Suzy Kassem
Truthfulness with me is hardly a virtue. I cannot discriminate between truths that and those that don’t need to be told.
Margot Asquith
I think when an actor feels like they’re being watched with great sensitivity and a subtle eye and a nose for truthfulness, that has some effect.
Bennett Miller
The statistics reveal a failure of nerve on the part of many Christians. They seem to be simply unable to muster the strength necessary to develop a tenacious commitment to the truthfulness of Scripture.
Douglas Groothuis
The truth of the matter is that inerrancy is simply a way of saying that there are no errors that call into question the truthfulness of Scripture wherever Scripture is making truth claims.
D. A. Carson
The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.
Pablo Picasso
I think that – apart from the fields of science and medicine – we live in an age of decline. Look at the world. There is decline in morals, ideals, manners, respect, truthfulness: just about everything, in fact.
Christopher Lee
Trust is not simply a matter of truthfulness, or even constancy. It is also a matter of amity and goodwill. We trust those who have our best interests at heart, and mistrust those who seem deaf to our concerns.
Gary Hamel
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.
Albert Schweitzer
Truthfulness is composed of justice and courage.
Ibn Hazm
A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
William Blake
I think what I find challenging is just trying to bring a truthfulness and a realism to a character.
Tricia Helfer
There is a terrible truthfulness about photography that sometimes makes a thing look ridiculous.
George Bernard Shaw
It is not when it is dangerous to tell the truth that its advocates are hardest to find, but when it is boring.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The imprimatur of truthfulness does not guarantee truthfulness. People should know better. But they don’t.
Errol Morris
Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness.
Willa Cather
You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
Alan Moore
The truthful man ends up realizing that he always lies.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Truthfulness is the real mark of integrity.
Brian Tracy
Some level of truthfulness has always been seen as essential to human society, no matter how deficient the observance of other moral principles.
Sissela Bok
The only real and reliable guarantee for khadi would be honesty, truthfulness and sincerity of khadi workers.
Mahatma Gandhi
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Pablo Picasso
The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness.
Mahatma Gandhi
Two things are owed to truthfulness: lasting marriages and short friendships.
Robert Breault
For the progress of humanity, work alone is not adequate, but the work should be associated with love, compassion, right conduct, truthfulness and sympathy.
Sathya Sai Baba
The witness of the Holy Ghost is even more compelling than the witness of sight. As members of the Church, we become witnesses of the Savior and the truthfulness of this work not only in word but also in keeping our covenants and in how we treat others and in how we live our everyday lives.
Loren C. Dunn
These practices – non-killing, truthfulness, non-stealing, chastity, and non-receiving – are to be practised by every man, woman, and child; by every soul, irrespective of nation, country, or position.
Swami Vivekananda
Few serve truth in truth because only few have the pure will to be just, and of those again very few have the strength to be just.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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.
The eye speaks with an eloquence and truthfulness surpassing speech. It is the window out of which the winged thoughts often fly unwittingly. It is the tiny magic mirror on whose crystal surface the moods of feeling fitfully play, like the sunlight and shadow on a still stream.
Henry Theodore Tuckerman
Let us again clothe ourselves with these proved and sterling virtues – honesty, truthfulness, chastity, sobriety, temperance, industry, and thrift; let us discard all covetousness and greed.
J. Reuben Clark