It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
H.L. Mencken

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth--that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one.
H.L. Mencken

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

The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Believe those who are seeking the truth doubt those who find it.
Andr Gide

Men in earnest have no time to waste In patching fig-leaves for the naked truth.
Hubert Humphrey

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
Isaac Asimov

The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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

As it is an ancient truth that freedom cannot be legislated into existence, so it is no less obvious that freedom cannot be censored into existence.
Dwight D Eisenhower

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
George Bernard Shaw

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.
George Bernard Shaw

Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth, the hope of any time, must always be sought in minorities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the summit of being justice is the application of it to affairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it Dogen Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, denying them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings

Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.
La Rochefoucauld

Some disguised deceits counterfeit truth so perfectly that not to be taken in by them would be an error of judgment.
La Rochefoucauld

What makes a good follower The single most important characteristic may well be a willingness to tell the truth. In a world of growing complexity leaders are increasingly dependent on their subordinates for good information, whether the leaders want to hear it or not. Followers who tell the truth and leaders who listen to it are an unbeatable combination.
Warren Bennis

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
George Eliot

The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.
George Eliot

Truly, to tell lies is not honorable but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
Sophocles

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be When there's no help in truth
Sophocles

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann von Goethe

The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.
Johann von Goethe

Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error.
Johann von Goethe

The object of the superior man is truth.
Confucius

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
Jeseph Joubert

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
Jeseph Joubert

Justice is the truth in action.
Jeseph Joubert

The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules - but to win. And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline.
Vince Lombardi

Most do not fully see this truth that life is difficult. Instead they moan more or less incessantly, noisily or subtly, about the enormity of their problems, their burdens, and their difficulties as if life were generally easy, as if life should be easy. They voice their belief, noisily or subtly, that their difficulties represent a unique kind of affliction that should not be and that has somehow been especially visited upon them, or else upon their families, their tribe, their class, their nation, their race or even their species, and not upon others.
M Scott Peck

Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.
Sydney Smith

Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
Thomas Huxley

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

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
Mark Twain

Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.
Mark Twain

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

Why shoudn't truth be stranger than fiction Fiction, after all, has to stick to the possibilities.
Mark Twain

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
Mark Twain

When in doubt, tell the truth.
Mark Twain

The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
Mark Twain

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

Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
Aristotle

Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Aristotle

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
Aristotle

To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
Aristotle

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
Aristotle

When a thing is new, people say 'It is not true.' Later, when its truth becomes obvious, they say 'It is not important.' Finally, when its importance cannot be denied, they say 'Anyway, it is not new.'
William James

There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
William James

Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul None is more gladdening or fruitful than to know You can regenerate and make yourself what you will.
William James

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

Truth never dies, but lives a wretched life.
Yiddish Proverb

Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron

I feel my immortality over sweep all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, - and peal, like the eternal thunders of the deep, into my ears, this truth, - thou livest forever
George Gordon Byron

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Sir Thomas More

I call that mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith, and receives new truth as an angel from Heaven.
Woody Allen

It is not so difficult a task to plant new truths, as to root out old errors for there is this paradox in men, they run after that which is new, but are prejudiced in favor of that which is old.
Charles Caleb Colton

The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.
Charles Caleb Colton

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
John Stuart Mill

Indeed the dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution, is one of those pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into common places, but which all experience refutes.
John Stuart Mill

There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
Andr Maurois

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

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Abraham Lincoln

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
Abraham Lincoln

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.
Smiley Blanton

A reputation for good judgment, for fair dealing, for truth, and for rectitude, is itself a fortune.
Henry Ward Beecher

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

Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.
Henry Ward Beecher

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Kahlil Gibran

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
Kahlil Gibran

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Kahlil Gibran

When you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret.
Kahlil Gibran

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
Kahlil Gibran

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.
Kahlil Gibran

God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.
Kahlil Gibran

In battling evil, excess is good for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.
Kahlil Gibran

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
Kahlil Gibran

For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify (although it may be impracticable to carry out) an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure.
Sir Arthur Eddington

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

Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title-deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination.
Benjamin Disraeli

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
Benjamin Disraeli

Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
Harry S Truman

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

I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.
Og Mandino

Beauty is the radiance of truth, and the frangrance of goodness.
Vincent McNabb

His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path.
Stephen King

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

A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent.
William Blake

Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.
Will Rogers

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
Laurence J. Peter

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Pablo Picasso

When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Frederick Douglas

I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.
Benjamin Franklin

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' -- that is allYe know on Earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affection and the truth of imagination.
John Keats

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
John Keats

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not.
John Keats

Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

There's nothing that keeps its youth, So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or imagined future majority in favour of our view.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is natural for a man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut out eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms into beasts.
Patrick Henry

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now--always.
Albert Schweitzer

Truth has beauty, power and necessity.
Sylvia Ashton-Warner

In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
Publilius Syrus

When one has one's hand full of truth it is not always wise to open it.
French Proverb

To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth out not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.
William Ellery Channing

There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
Victor Borge

The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Henry David Thoreau

It takes two to speak truth - One to speak, and another to hear.
Henry David Thoreau

All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy we reason from our hands to our head.
Henry David Thoreau

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

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.
Dave Barry

Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
Erich Fromm

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

And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence.
William Shakespeare

Truth is truth To the end of reckoning.
William Shakespeare

Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth -- don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Aesop

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Aesop

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
Thomas Carlyle

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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 Fitzgerald Kennedy

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistant, persuasive and unrealistic.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Francis Bacon

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.
Francis Bacon

...for it is a truth, which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are commonly most in danger when the means of insuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion.
Alexander Hamilton

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

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

It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
Aldous Huxley

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
Clive Staples Lewis

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.
Clive Staples Lewis

An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains.
Henri Frdric Amiel

A lively, disinterested, persistent looking for truth is extraordinarily rare. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism or doubt.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be outraged by silence.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority it is the highest summit of art and life.
Henri Frdric Amiel

What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it
Henry Miller

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Jerome K. Jerome

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.
Plato

Chase after truth like hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.
Clarence Darrow

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
Sigmund Freud

Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.
Ayn Rand

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Conan Doyle

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.
Conan Doyle

...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Conan Doyle

Rusty You look down, they know you're lying and up, they know you don't know the truth. Don't use seven words when four will do. Don't shift your weight, look always at your mark but don't stare, be specific but not memorable, be funny but don't make him laugh. He's got to like you then forget you the moment you've left his side.
Ocean's Eleven

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

Wise are they who have learned these truths Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
William Arthur Ward

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Rene Descartes

Love truth, and pardon error.
Voltaire

Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
Thomas Paine

The truth, as the light, makes blind.
Albert Camus

As we reach midlife . we are not prepared for the idea that time can run out on us, or for the startling truth that if we don't hurry to pursue our own definition of a meaningful existence, life can become a repetition of trivial maintenance duties.
Gail Sheehy

Tony Montana What you lookin' at You all a bunch of f***ing assholes. You know why You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f***ing fingers and say, That's the bad guy. So... what that make you Good You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through Better get outta his way
Scarface

Tony Montana I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.
Scarface

The truth is always a compound of two half- truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say.
Tom Stoppard

By and large, I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the acknowledgment of erroneous assumptions.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei

Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Bertrand Russell

He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Frank Herbert

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton

Every exaggeration of the truth once detected by others destroys our credibility and makes all that we do and say suspect.
Stephen Covey

You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a patch for
Dag Hammarskjld

Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true Cling to it long enough, and it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost

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

The reason that truth is stranger than fiction is that fiction has to have a rational thread running through it in order to be believable, whereas reality may be totally irrational.
Sydney Harris

In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
Samuel Johnson

Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.
Samuel Johnson

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Thomas Jefferson

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Thomas Jefferson

Man is fed with fables through life, and leaves it in the belief he knows something of what has been passing, when in truth he has known nothing but what has passed under his own eye.
Thomas Jefferson

This institution will be based upon the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.
Thomas Jefferson

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments ar
Thomas Jefferson

We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Thomas Jefferson

I read no newspaper now but Ritchie's, and in that chiefly the advertisements, for they contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Thomas Jefferson

For truth is precious and divine Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
Samuel Butler

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Samuel Butler

Truth is generally kindness, but where the two diverge and collide, kindness should override truth.
Samuel Butler

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi

A lie told often enough becomes truth.
Lenin

Such truth as opposeth no man's profit nor pleasure is to all men welcome.
Thomas Hobbes

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
Paul Valery

Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.
Paul Valery

It's easy to cry 'bug' when the truth is that you've got a complex system and sometimes it takes a while to get all the components to co-exist peacefully.
Doug Vargas

Time discovers truth.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
W. Somerset Maugham

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded.
W. Somerset Maugham

In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
Paul Eldridge

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
Agnes Repplier

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

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
Margaret Fuller

The truth is not simply what you think it is it is also the circumstances in which it is said, and to whom, why and how it is said.
Vaclav Havel

If you are rich, you speak the truth if you are poor, your words are but lies.
Chinese Proverb

Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
Chinese Proverb

The contemplation of truth and beauty is the proper object for which we were created, which calls forth the most intense desires of the soul, and of which it never tires.
William Hazlitt

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Maxwell Planck

By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty one must not conceal any part of what on has recognized to be true. It is evident that any restriction on academic freedom acts in such a way as to hamper the dissemination of knowledge among the people and thereby impedes national judgment and action.
Albert Einstein

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Albert Einstein

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
Albert Einstein

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Albert Einstein

Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.
Albert Einstein

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
Albert Einstein

Truth is what stands the test of experience.
Albert Einstein

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
John Locke

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Bible

No one is entitled to the truth.
E. Howard Hunt

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.
Charles Sanders Pierce

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.
Miguel de Cervantes

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
George Santayana

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality....The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
George Santayana

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even murder with the truth.
Alfred Adler

Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are not gains without pains.
Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno

In war, truth is the first casualty.
Aeschylus

Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense.
James Agee

Good writers define reality bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
Edward Albee

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
Shana Alexander

It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake.
Janos Arnay

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
Pietro Aretino

It a letter contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.
Robert Armstrong

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
Matthew Arnold

Truthfulness with me is hardly a virtue. I cannot discriminate between truths that and those that don't need to be told.
Margot Asquith

Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
Lady Nancy Astor

Truth is the mother of hatred.
Ausonius

Reason means truth and those who are not governed by it take the chance that someday the sunken fact will rip the bottom out of their boat.
Sri da Avabhas

A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing it.
Stanley Baldwin

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to tell the truth.
Stanley Baldwin

It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.
Albert Coombs Barnes

The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.
Mary Catherine Bateson

What plays the mischief with the truth is that men will insist upon the universal application of a temporary feeling or opinion.
Daisy Bates

I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare and I dare a little the more, as I grow older.
D. A. Battista

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth and truth rewarded me.
Simone de Beauvoir

No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and even the best of men must be content with fragment, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.
Alan Marshall Beck

Boys are found everywhere-on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.
Alan Marshall Beck

Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty that what we believe is not necessarily true that what we like is not necessarily good and that all questions are open.
Clive

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.
Sir Walter Besant

Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.
Sir Walter Besant

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour for we are members one of another.
Ephesians 425 Bible

The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Jim

Yearning is not only a good way to go crazy but also a pretty good place to hide out from hard truth.
Claude T Bissell

There is no religion higher than the truth.
H Hahn Blavatsky

Mistakes live in the neighbourhood of truth and therefore delude us.
Henry C. Blinn

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Henrik David Bohr

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

Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.
Elizabeth Bowen

Truth exists, only falsehood has to be invented.
Georges Braque

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 Brault

Everyone, whether cardinal or scientist, who believes that his own truth is complete and final must become a dogmatist...The more sincere his faith, the more he is bound to persecute, to save others from falling into error.
Joyce

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

I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.
William Frank Buckley, Jr.

Without Christ, sciences in every department are vain....The man who knows not God is vain, though he should be conversant with every branch of learning. Nay more, we may affirm this too with truth, that these choice gifts of God -- expertness of mind, acuteness of judgment, liberal sciences, and acquaintance with languages, are in a manner profaned in every instance in which they fall to the lot of wicked men.
John Calvin

Truth or tact You have to choose. Most times they are not compatible.
Eddie Cantor

If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.
John le Carre

One of the self-authenticating truths which we come at last to acknowledge is this strange fact that we know that for the evil in our lives we ourselves are responsible, but for the good God alone deserves the praise.
John L. Casteel

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
Miguel Cerbantes

Most maxim-mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Ridicule is the best test of truth.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A good novel tells you the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells you the truth about its author.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found it without it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
Madame Chiang

Anger is a very appropriate and necessary response to an injustice. But stand back now the truth, clearly spoken, is always your best weapon. Calmly spoken, it can burn a hole through the hardest heart.
Bill Chickering

We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
May-lin Soong Chiang

No plain not followed by a slope. No going not followed by a return. He who remains persevering in danger is without blame. Do not complain about this truth Enjoy the good fortune you still possess.
I Ching

To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.
Deepak Chopra

Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

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

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law
Dick Clark

How blessed and amazing are God's gifts, dear friends Life with immortality, splendor with righteousness, truth with confidence, faith with assurance, self-control with holiness And all these things are within our comprehension.
Clement of Rome

Habit with him was all the test of truth, It must be right I've done it from my youth.
George Crabbe

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.
Walter Cronkite

Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question.
Aleister Crowley

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.
Charles A. Dana

The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Robertson Davies

There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains. the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Bette Davis

If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else..an unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong.
Anthony de Mello

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
Demosthenes

At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths-your abilities and your failings.
Grard Depardieu

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
The Dhammapada

What has not been examined impartially has not been well examined. Skepticism is therefore the first step toward truth.
Denis Diderot

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip little by little at a truth we find bitter.
Denis Diderot

A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence scepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone.
Denis Diderot

Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he, That when they speak truth they are not believed.
Laertius Diogenes

Democritus says, But we know nothing really for truth lies deep down.
Laertius Diogenes

Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

I am for integrity, if only because life is very short and truth is hard to come by.
Kermit Eby

Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
Umberto Eco

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

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

In seven different Scriptures God has dogmatically stated 'build all things according to the pattern (blueprint) shown to you.' You don't repair a Chevrolet from the Ford repair manual. In like manner, Body truth is not found in Hebrew doctrine. It's like trying to mix oil with water--it just can't be mixed
Ron Garner

He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it.
Henry George

I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
Samuel Goldwyn

If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you but if not, you have infinite power against you.
Charles Gordon

The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it.
Rmy de Gourmont

Telling the truth will lead you to freedom telling the lies will lead you to slavery.
Jameson Green

Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
Philip Guedalla

Truth is not determined by majority vote.
Doug Gwyn

Effective thinking consists of being able to arrive at the truth truth being defined as that which exists.
Calvin S. Hall

To me, truth is not some vague, foggy notion. Truth is real. And, at the same time, unreal. Fiction and fact and everything in between, plus some things I can't remember, all rolled into one big 'thing.' This is truth, to me.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

The greatest truths are the simplest.
Augustus Hare

I must say 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.
Goldie Hawn

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
Lillian Hellman

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.
A. A. Hodge

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sherlock Holmes

Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in truth Is a supremely successful day.
Vernon Howard

God is the God of truth and every spiritual quality must live with that holy attribute.
Edwin Holt Hughes

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
David Hume

One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth.
Henrik Ibsen

To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Jesus

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

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
Carl Gustav Jung

Have patience awhile slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.
Immanuel Kant

Any acceptance of authority is the very denial of truth.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Kiss the hand of him who can renounce what he has publicly taught, when convicted of his error and who, with heartfelt joy, embraces the truth, though with the sacrifice of favorite opinions.
Johann Kaspar Lavater

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
Michel Leiris

Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.
George Lucas

Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Martin Luther

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
Moses Ben Maimon Maimonides

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

There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university ... a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.
John Masefield

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
Henry Louis Mencken

One of the most untruthful things possible, you know, is a collection of facts, because they can be made to appear so many different ways.
Dr. Karl Menninger

But O the truth, the truth. The many eyes That look on it The diverse things they see.
George Meredith

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
Thomas Merton

We are born to inquire into truth it belongs to a greater to possess it.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

You can always get the truth from a politician after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency.
Joe Moore

A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the faade of his appearance.
Jean Iris Murdoch

I do not know what I may appear to the world but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton

I seem to have been like a child playing on the sea shore, finding now and then a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Nothing is beautiful, only man on this piece of navety rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second nothing is ugly but degenerate man-the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel

I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly.
Oliver L. North

Only the refusal to listen guarantees one against being ensnared by the truth.
Nozick

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

One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Blaise Pascal

We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
Charles Peguy

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
William Penn

The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.
Pope John Paul II

He who speaks the truth must have one foot in the stirrup.
American Proverb

It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees.
Arab Proverb

To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.
Greek Proverb

Truth is the safest lie.
Jewish Proverb

A half-truth is a whole lie.
Jewish Proverb

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
Slovenian Proverb

If you speak the truth, keep a foot in the stirrup.
Turkish Proverb

Truth is beautiful and divine no matter how humble its origin.
Michael Pupin

Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul.
Pythagorus

If error is corrected whenever it is recognized as such, the path of error is the path of truth.
Hans Reichenbach

The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.
Anne Rice

It is for the wise people who delight in humanity, praise justice, despise their flatterers, and respect the truth.
Jeanne-Marie Roland

Accent is the soul of language it gives to it both feeling and truth.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

To Tennessee Williams, children were 'no-neck monsters,' while William Wordsworth apotheosized the newborn infant as a 'Mighty Prophet Seer Blest' Most adults know the truth is somewhere in between.
Eloise Salholz

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

There are but few saints amongst scientists, as among other men, but truth itself is a goal comparable with sanctity.
George Sarton

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

Inquisitiveness and strength make me want to rise above my valley-bound brothers. I must reach the summit to see the truth.
Delores Seats

Any great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true.
Solomon Short

Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word.
Alan Simpson

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Edith Sitwell

If decade after decade the truth cannot be told, each person's mind begins to roam irretrievably. One's fellow countrymen become harder to understand than Martians.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth--anonymously and posthumously.
Thomas Sowell

We can often tell by a man's walk whose son he is, and we should walk so that men about us will know that we are the children of God. One thing is certain--our stand for the truth will mean little if our conduct does not harmonize with our testimony.
Cornelius Stam

Civilization has been thrust upon me... and it has not added one whit to my love for truth, honesty, and generosity.
Luther Standing Bear

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

Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world-art, or philosophy, or learning-regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light.
Freya Stark

Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone

Those who set out nobly to be their brother's keeper sometimes end up by becoming his jailer. Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie.
I. F. Stone

Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.
Han Suyin

Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
Shunryu Suzuki

There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
John Swinton

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

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Leo Tolstoy

The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error.
Alvin Toffler

Why is it that, as we grow older, we are so relunctant to change It is not so much that new ideas are painful, for they are not. It is that old ideas are seldom entirely false, but have truth, great truth in them. The justification for conservatism is the desire to preserve the truths and standards of the past its dangers, of which we are seldom aware, is that in preserving those values, we may miss the infinitely greater riches that lie in the future.
Dr. Dale E. Turner

The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. Recognizing our limitations and imperfections is the first requisite of progress. Those who believe they have arrived believe they have nowhere to go. Some not only have closed their minds to new truth, but they sit on the lid.
Dr. Dale E. Turner

These two truths are the same in weight and importance. Accept and love WHO and WHERE you are now, and all good things shall find you there.
Unknown

On Truth and Happiness........ The search is over as we begin.
Unknown

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.
Maitri Upanishads

Take my hand And lead me to salvation Take my love For love is everlasting And remember The truth that once was spoken To love another person Is to see the face of God.
Jean Valjean

There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Love truth but pardon error.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Love truth, but pardon error.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.
Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth.
Johann Georg von Zimmermann

The truth, of course, is that a billion falsehoods told a billion times by a billion people are still false.
Travis Walton

If your professor wrote it, it's as near to the truth as you ever need to get.
John Watson

There were many ways of not burdening one's conscience, of shunning responsibility, looking away, keeping mum. When the unspeakable truth of the Holocaust then became known at the end of the war, all too many of us claimed that they had not known anything about it or even suspected anything.
Richard von Weizscker

Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know they real truth about his or her love affairs.
Rebecca West

History is always best written generations after the event, when clouded fact and memory have all fused into what can be accepted as truth, whether it be so or not.
Theodore Harold White

There are no whole truths all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
Alfred North Whitehead

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

The first duty of a lecturer to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks, and keep on the mantlepiece forever.
Virginia

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

Every Communist must grasp the truth, 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.' Our principle is that the Communist Party commands the gun and the gun will never be allowed to command the Party.
Mao Zedong

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Herbert Agar

If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us
Lois McMaster Bujold

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr

Weary the path that does not challenge. Doubt is an incentive to truth and patient inquiry leadeth the way.
Hosea Ballou

The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.
Cicero

Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
Cato the Elder

The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth.
William O. Douglas

Presumption means nothing more than as stated by Lord Mansfield, the weighing of probabilities, and deciding, by the powers of common sense, on which side the truth is.
Sir William Draper

Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last.
Greg Evans

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide

Modesty is a shining light it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
Madam Guizot

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

Truth is the daughter of time.
Aulus Gellius

I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, Ain't that the truth.
Quincy Jones

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.
Mother Jones

We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda it is a form of truth.
John F. Kennedy

Marvelous Truth, confront us at every turn, in every guise.
Denise Levertov

I've been over what I'm supposed to say and I've got to tell you, it's pretty persuasive stuff, but is it the whole truth It's a slice of truth, a morsel, a fraction. It's a piece of the pie, certainly not the whole enchilada, and now that I've been thinking about it, 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. Is there such a thing as objective truth I wonder.
Jeff Melvoin

Chris says it's all in the doing, but to tell you the truth, there's a lot to be said for the having.
Jeff Melvoin

I'd the upbringing a nun would envy and that's the truth. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.
Joe Orton

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.
Sam Rayburn

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

I have been truthful all along the way. The truth is more interesting, and if you tell the truth you never have to cover your tracks.
Real Live Preacher

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 truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

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. Jr. Stevenson

There can be no spirituality, no sanctity, no truth without the female sex.
Andrew Schneider

Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.
Quintus Septimius Tertullianus

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
US Declaration of Independence

New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
Kurt Vonnegut

Great is truth, and all powerful.
Vulgate

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

Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else.
Malcolm X

The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
Whitney Young