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Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
Ansel Adams

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

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 Stevenson

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

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

Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne
James Russell Lowell

It was a fair swop rather than a fair cop, if truth be told.
Stan Stevens

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

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

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

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
Doris Lessing

If you are a complete perfectionist, then the truth is that this ice skating business will drive you a little crazy!
Dorothy Hamill

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

Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.
Umberto Eco

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. 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

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

Facts are the enemy of truth.
Don Quixote

You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
Adlai Stevenson

Live truth instead of professing it.
Elbert Hubbard

A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
Sir Thomas Browne

If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?
Virginia Woolf

A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
Thomas Browne

Terror is as much a part of the concept of truth as runniness is of the concept of jam. We wouldn't like jam if it didn't, by its very nature, ooze. We wouldn't like truth if it wasn't sticky, if, from time to time, it didn't ooze blood.
Jean Baudrillard

A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Sound maxims are the germs of good; strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will.
Joseph Joubert

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

Plain truth will influence half a score of men at most in a nation, or an age, while mystery will lead millions by the nose. [Letter, 1721]
Viscount Henry St John Bolingbroke

Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
Christopher Fry

A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
Alexis Carrel

On Mother's Day: "It's just a rip-off, to tell the truth, a chance to sell my perfume and other things that ladies like."
Liz Taylor

We should all reevaluate advertising that contradicts what we know to be the truth; especially when the ads are harmfully manipulative.
Christy Turlington

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
Aristotle

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

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

The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.
Dorothy L Sayers

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

Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.
Edith Summerskill

You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
Adlai E Stevenson

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Stephen King

These attitudes, however distasteful, do persist - we need to confront that truth.
Andy Duncan

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
James Baldwin

I am not alone. I do not have to carry alone what in truth I could never carry alone.
Pope Benedict XVI

'Necessity is the mother of invention' is a silly proverb. 'Necessity is the mother of futile dodges' is much nearer the truth.
Alfred North Whitehead

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Walt Whitman

In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Simone Weil

It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
Max Planck

Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward.
Georges Bernanos

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

There is no truth. There is only perception.
Gustav Flaubert



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