Quotes About Truth

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Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.  ~ Mark Twain

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.  ~ Winston S. Churchill

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.  ~ Bo Bennett

Truth is the vital breath of Beauty; Beauty the outward form of truth.  ~ Grace Aguilar

Truth has no beginning.  ~ Mary Baker Eddy

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.  ~ Simone de Beauvoir

Truth has beauty, power, and necessity.  ~ Sylvia Townsend Warner

Truth is so rare, it is delightful to tell it.  ~ Emily Dickinson

You cannot weave truth on a loom of lies.  ~ Suzette Haden Elgin

Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.  ~ Maimonides

I am the only real truth I know.  ~ Jean Rhys

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.  ~ Flannery O'Connor

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.  ~ Maya Angelou

There are no facts, only interpretations.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Truth is one, paths are many.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.  ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.  ~ Oscar Wilde

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.  ~ Mark Twain

No blame should attach to telling the truth. ~ Anita Brookner

If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.  ~ Marcus Aurelius

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.  ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.  ~ Marcus Aurelius

Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.  ~ C.S. Lewis

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.  ~ Stephen King

Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.  ~ Edward Abbey

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.  ~ Gloria Steinem

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.  ~ Aristotle

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.  ~ Winston S. Churchill

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.  ~ Pablo Picasso

You should not honor men more than truth.  ~ Plato

Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.  ~ William Blake

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.  ~ C.S. Lewis

Love truth, but pardon error.  ~ Voltaire

If absolute truth belongs to anyone in this world, it certainly does not belong to the man or party that claims to possess it.  ~ Albert Camus

Truth never damages a cause that is just.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.  ~ Oscar Wilde

There are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.  ~ Benjamin Disraeli

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.  ~ Virginia Woolf

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.  ~ George Orwell

I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.  ~ Charles Dickens

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.  ~ Walt Whitman

Truth is independent of facts always.  ~ Oscar Wilde

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.  ~ C.S. Lewis

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.  ~ Malcolm X

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 never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.  ~ Harry S. Truman

You never find yourself until you face the truth.  ~ Pearl Bailey

All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.  ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.  ~ Albert Einstein

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.  ~ Aldous Huxley

The color of truth is grey.  ~ André Gide

Truth, that fair goddess who comes always with healing in her wings.  ~ Anne Shannon Monroe

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.  ~ Bob Dylan

The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.  ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.  ~ Noam Chomsky

Truth has rough flavors if we bite it through.  ~ George Eliot

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.  ~ Leo Tolstoy

Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy

Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.  ~ Elizabeth Goudge

The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.  ~ Ann Landers

Adversity is the first path to truth.  ~ Lord Byron

And is it not obvious that, just as it is a crime to disturb the peace when truth reigns, it is also a crime to remain at peace when the truth is being destroyed?  ~ Blaise Pascal

The best mind altering drug is the truth.  ~ Lily Tomlin

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should be treated with caution.  ~ J.K. Rowling

Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living.  ~ Agatha Christie

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.   ~ Joseph Joubert

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

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding the truth.  ~ Ludwig Borne

Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.  ~ George Sand

Anything more than the truth would be too much.  ~ Robert Frost

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.  ~ Mark Twain

Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.  ~ Voltaire

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.  ~  Mark Twain

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