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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

Exactitude is not truth
Henri Matisse

It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
James Madison

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
C S Lewis

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
Sir Walter Scott

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

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Tacitus

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

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

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

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

It is always the best policy to speak the truth - unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Jerome K Jerome

Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction. It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again.
Dennis Miller

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

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

'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

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

Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art - or almost the only stuff.
D H Lawrence

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

Three things cannot be long hidden, the sun, the moon, and the truth
Buddha

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie
Thomas Mann

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

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary: The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
Niels Bohr

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Stephen King

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

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

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
Joseph Addison

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

Science is nothing more than a method of inquiry. The method says an assertion is valid and merits universal acceptance only if it can be independently verified. The impersonal rigor of the method means it is utterly apolitical. A truth in science is verifiable whether you are black or white, male or female, old or young. It's verifiable whether you like the results of a study, or you don't
Michael Crichton

Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Simone Weil

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

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

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

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
Dame Edith Sitwell

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

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand With a grip that kills it (Fireflies, 1928)
Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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

The truth is you can have a great marriage, but there are still no guarantees.
Demi Moore

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

I'm one of those people you hate because of genetics. It's the truth.
Brad Pitt

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

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

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

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

Truth-loving Persians do not dwell upon The trivial skirmish fought near Marathon.
Robert Graves

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

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

Truth is immortal; error is mortal.
Mary Baker Eddy



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