Truth Quotes

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

There is truth in Jesus which is terrible, as well as truth that is soothing; terrible, for He shall be Judge as well Saviour; and ye cannot face Him, ye cannot stand before Him, unless ye now give ear to His invitation
Henry Melvill

People used to say it was important that me and Goughy bowled well together, but the truth is there were many other good bowlers around who also contributed!
Andrew Caddick

'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

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Truth requires a maximum effort to see through the eyes of strangers, foreigners, and enemies.
Taylor Branch

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

Death is delightful. Death is dawn,
The waking from a weary night
Of fevers unto truth and light.
Joaquin Miller

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

Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
Margaret Fuller

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures
Jessamyn West

The truth is that if you have experienced some of those things directly, then you will not flinch or be deterred by many things.
Dorothy Gilman

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

The truth is, sex doesn't mean that much to me now.
Lana Turner

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

What a chimera, then, is man! What a novelty, what a monster, what a chaos, what a subject of contradiction, what a prodigy! A judge of all things, feeble worm of the earth, depositary of the truth, cloaca of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe!
Blaise Pascal

Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.
Edith Summerskill

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

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

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

No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.
William Osler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it.
Pearl Buck

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

The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.
Clarence Darrow

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

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.
George Canning

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Wallace Stevens

The first casualty when war comes is truth (speech, 1917)
Hiram Johnson

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

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
John Stuart Mill

Error is none the better for being common, nor truth the worse for having lain neglected
John Locke

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

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

If truth is the first victim of war, then read on - I've got some great lies for you this month.
Alan Gorrie

Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors
Thomas Huxley

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.
Albert Pike

The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
Thomas Merton

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

I will tell you the truth as soon as I figure it out.
Wayne Birmingham

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

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

Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth
Anna Brownell Jameson



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