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

Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view
Obi Wan Kenobi

If truth is the first victim of war, then read on - I've got some great lies for you this month.
Alan Gorrie

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library?
Lily Tomlin

You could say people are living longer because of the decline in religion. Not many people believe in the hereafter, so they keep going. [Then again you could say its due to medical and scientific improvement, and speak the truth]
Cyril Clarke

They say I was a bad Batman, that it was my fault, that I buried the franchise. But the truth is, it was a big project. I was pretty intimidated in that world. I did the best I could in the situation I was given.
George Clooney

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Kahlil Gibran

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures
Jessamyn West

A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.
Robert Kiyosaki

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Tacitus

In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
Graham Greene

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
C S Lewis

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. (Opening line, The Catcher in the Rye)
J D Salinger

Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction. It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again.
Dennis Miller

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
James Madison

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

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

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
George Carlin

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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

Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
W Somerset Maugham

The truth is, if old Major Dover hadn't dropped dead at Taunton races Jim would never have come to Thursgood's at all.
John Le Carre

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
John Milton

Science is nothing more than a method of inquiry. The method says an assertion is valid and merits universal acceptance only if it can be independently verified. The impersonal rigor of the method means it is utterly apolitical. A truth in science is verifiable whether you are black or white, male or female, old or young. It's verifiable whether you like the results of a study, or you don't
Michael Crichton

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw

Music makes me high on stage, and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.'
Jimi Hendrix

Only the people involved, me and him, knew the truth. In those situatoins the real you comes out. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. You forgive and move on [on Sven's affair]
Nancy Dell'Olio

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

I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.
Igor Stravinsky

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
Adolf Hitler

Though all his life a fool associates with a wise man, he no more comprehends the Truth than a spoon tastes the flavour of the soup.
Buddha

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

What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
Boris Pasternak

The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
Willa Cather

Don't let anybody fool you or tell you anything else, the truth is that composing is hard work!
Lou Harrison

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.
Albert Schweitzer

A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth
Henrik Ibsen

Truth-loving Persians do not dwell upon The trivial skirmish fought near Marathon.
Robert Graves

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

We are innocent... To forsake this truth is to pay too high a price even for the priceless gift of life.
Ethel Rosenberg

A man who tells lies, like me, merely hides the truth. But a man who tells half-lies has forgotten where he put it.
Claude Rains

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

There is one sure way of telling when politicians aren't telling the truth - their lips move
Felicity Kendall

Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
Christian Nestell Bovee

Truth exists; only lies are invented
Georges Braque

The finest and noblest ground on which people can live is truth; the real with the real; a ground on which nothing is assumed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
Quentin Crisp



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