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I've always been suspicious of collective truths.
Eugene Ionesco

Travesty of the truth [on reports he thinks people can't rise above their station]
Prince Charles

Self-truth is the essence of heroism.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.'
Michael Jackson

This story is about truth, beauty, freedom; but above all things, this story is about love
Moulin Rouge

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 L Mencken

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

The society of merchants can be defined as a society in which things disappear in favor of signs. When a ruling class measures its fortunes, not by the acre of land or the ingot of gold, but by the number of figures corresponding ideally to a certain number of exchange operations, it thereby condemns itself to setting a certain kind of humbug at the centre of its experience and its universe. A society founded on signs is, in its essence, an artificial society in which man's carnal truth is handled as something artificial.
Albert Camus

Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
Samuel Johnson

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

If someone asks me a question, there might be a truthful answer and a correct answer.
Tim Henman

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

It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamour raised by heated partisans.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment.
Richard Dawkins

But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
Lord Byron

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

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

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

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

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Albert Pike

Exactitude is not truth
Henri Matisse

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

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

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

Truth, like a torch, the more it's shook it shines. (Discussions on Philosophy)
Sir William Hamilton

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

Is there some truth out there? Yes. Is there a lot of falsehood out there? Absolutely. [Doesn't really tell you much!]
Jeff Gannon

I'll go on Oprah with Lindsay and do a live lie-detector test. That'll prove who's telling the truth. [Wanting to prove he slept with Lindsay Lohan]
Harry Judd

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

The audience is the best judge of anything. They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags - they're gonna cough.
Barbra Streisand

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

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Anais Nin

For thirty years people have been asking me how I reconcile X with Y! The truthful answer is that I don't. Everything about me is a contradiction and so is everything about everybody else. We are made out of oppositions; we live between two poles. There is a philistine and an aesthete in all of us, and a murderer and a saint. You don't reconcile the poles. You just recognize them
Orson Welles

By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth
Yukio Mishima

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

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper. (Sand and Farm)
Kahlil Gibran

But now 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

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

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

Christianity claims that the supernatural is as reasonable as the natural, that man himself is supernatural as truly as he is natural, and that the Bible is so clearly the word of God by proofs that are unanswerable, that it is unreasonable to disbelieve its divine truths.
Abbott E Kittredge

In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.
Sir John Lubbock

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

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

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.
Lao Tzu

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

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



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