Truth Quotes

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

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

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw

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

Untaught the noble end of glorious truth, Bred to deceive even from their earliest youth
Anne Ingram

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

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I have seldom known any one who deserted truth in trifles that could be trusted in matters of importance.
William Paley

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

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior

The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.
Pearl Buck

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
Louisa May Alcott

A woman does not want the truth; what is truth to women? From the beginning, nothing has been more alien, repugnant, and hostile to woman than the truth - her great art is the lie, her highest concern is mere appearance and beauty
Friedrich Nietzsche

Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous
Mencius

Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth - the cowards!
Joaquin Miller

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

The truth is I hate cocktail parties when the only person I know is my supposed date, and he abandons me the minute we come in the door.
Mary Clark

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

So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
Edward Dahlberg

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' —that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

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, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative.
Edward Gibbon

Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth
Thomas Huxley

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

Truth is the glue that holds government together.
Gerald Ford

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Walt Whitman

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

It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
Arthur Schopenhauer

There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind, and its infinite manifestation, for God is All in All. Spirit is immortal Truth; Matter is mortal error
Mary Baker Eddy

Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?
Lord Byron

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

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

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W Clement Stone

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
George Bancroft

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

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

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.
Bill Cosby

The truth is, you can't go on forever
Tony Blair

For great is truth, and shall prevail
Thomas Brooks

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Half a truth is often a great lie.
Benjamin Franklin

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one
Konrad Lorenz

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

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

'And where I go you know, and the way you know.' Thomas said to Him, 'Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?' Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.' - John 14:4-6
Jesus Christ

I certainly grant the existence of the phenomenon of faith; what I want to see is a reasoned ground for taking faith seriously as a way of getting to the truth, and not, say, just as a way people comfort themselves and each other.
Daniel Dennett

To tell you the truth, I've never weighed myself. When somebody asks me my statistics or whatever I honestly don't know.
Helena Christensen

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

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

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



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