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But as the Pope has a long arm, which might reach me in France, I have gone a little out of the way to tell him the plain truths contained in these pages.
Edmond About

I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little the more I grow older
Montaigne

The truth is that a lost empire, lost power and lost wealth provide perfect circumstances for living happily and contentedly in our enchanted island.
Malcolm Muggeridge

Cinema is truth twenty-four times a second.
Jean-Luc Godard

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

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

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

Truth never was indebted to a lie.
Edward Young

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

Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
Alfred Nobel

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

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

But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.
Thomas Paine

Of a truth, men are mystically united: a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one
Thomas Carlyle

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

I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.
Tolstoy

We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart.
Saki

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. 'Pride and Prejudice'
Jane Austen

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

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Thomas Moore

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

Propaganda, however legitimate, can speak no louder than the truth.
Sterling Brown

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
Harry S Truman

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
Charlie Chaplin

My friends seem much more excited about my doing Anastasia than Brainstorming. To tell you the truth, I feel the same way
Natalie Wood

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

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

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

At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people.
Howard Dean

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

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
Jane Austen

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 seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.
Brooks Atkinson

The hero of my tale - whom I love with all the power of my soul, whom I have tried to portray in all his beauty, who has been, is, and will be beautiful - is Truth (Sevastopol in May)
Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point.
Ezra Pound

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

Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but it's quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.
Norman Tebbit

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

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. - Of Human Bondage
W Somerset Maugham

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

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

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

The truth is always a compound of two half-truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say.
Tom Stoppard

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

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

Start a lie and a truth together, like hare and hound: the lie will run fast and smooth, and no man will ever turn it aside; but at the truth most hands will fling a stone, and so hinder it for sport's sake, if they can.
Ouida

Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
Edgar Watson Howe



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