Truth Quotes

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

It's really nice that the truth can finally come out.
Vince Vaughn

Truth never was indebted to a lie.
Edward Young

The true inquirer seeks the truth everywhere.
Ernst Mach

It is said that truth is often eclipsed but never extinguished
Livy

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

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
Harry S Truman

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

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

Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls
James Russell Lowell

My purpose is to make my narrative as truthful as possible.
George Custer

Truth is the glue that holds government together.
Gerald Ford

When they built this building they were afraid to say that beauty is truth for fear that it wouldn't be by the time it was completed.
Daniel Boorstin

Those who differ most from the opinions of their fellow men are the most confident of the truth of their own
Sir James Mackintosh

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Anthony Robbins

One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
Malcolm Muggeridge

In fourscore years and four more, then we shall know the truth, but before then - silence.
Stan Stevens

No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.
George Orwell

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
Matthew Arnold

'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

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

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

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

Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow.
Ambrose Bierce

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
Pearl Buck

Truth is immortal; error is mortal.
Mary Baker Eddy

Everything is contingent, and there is also chaos. [Is the truth of that statement contingent on the truth of chaos? The mind boggles]
Spalding Gray

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

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

A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last.
Georges Bataille

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

Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.
Edith Summerskill

Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity
David Hume

Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.
Graham Greene

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

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
Howard Crosby

Every great discovery I ever made, I gambled that the truth was there, and then I acted in faith until I could prove its existence.
Arthur Compton

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

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

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
Thomas Merton

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

The truth is I met Saddam Hussein twice
George Galloway

A lie gets round the world before truth has got its boots on.
Alex Birtwistle

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 uttered before its time is always dangerous
Mencius

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

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

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



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