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The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning... for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
Peter Abelard

The truth about myself? I'm obstinate, self-assured, ambitious and sloppy. I think I lead a quite normal life, certainly with five hours of trainig per day. Many people would probably be surprised if they met me.
Franziska Van Almsick

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.
John Calvin

Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient inquiry leadeth the way.
Hosea Ballou

Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
Simone Weil

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

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

There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind, and its infinite manifestation, for God is All in All. Spirit is immortal Truth; Matter is mortal error
Mary Baker Eddy

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

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
George Santayana

Truth is the glue that holds government together.
Gerald Ford

In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled
Paul Eldridge

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

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
Boris Pasternak

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

This suggestion that we're some kind of megalomaniacs is so far from the truth that it does annoy me.
Judy Finnigan

Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols - it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.
William Hazlitt

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

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

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Stephen King

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

Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.
Clarence Darrow

I must say that the biggest lesson you can learn in life, or teach your children, is that life is not castles in the skies, happily ever after. The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth. We're all built with illusions. And they break.
Goldie Hawn

Truth never was indebted to a lie.
Edward Young

Plain truth will influence half a score of men at most in a nation, or an age, while mystery will lead millions by the nose. [Letter, 1721]
Viscount Henry St John Bolingbroke

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

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

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
George Carlin

There are many great truths which we do not deny, and which nevertheless we do not fully believe.
Joshua Willis Alexander

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

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

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

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Do I say 'No, my client isn't gay' when I know that he is? Of course. Does telling the truth mater? If it's showbiz... rock 'n' roll... then absolutely not. Did Freddie Starr actually eat a hamster? No, he didn't.
Max Clifford

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
Anais Nin

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
Virginia Woolf

Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nadine Gordimer

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Stephen King

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

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
Kahlil Gibran

It is not telling the truth that makes politics seem negative, that makes people think all politicians do not tell the truth.
Michael Howard

The Govenment has tried everything to solve the problem of the coal industry - semi-starvation, imprisonment, extortion, threats, the supplication of the miner's leaders, and what is the almost omnipotence of Churchill's oratory. All have failed. There is one thing they have not tried. They haven't tried getting rid of the coal owners. For the one truth the Government has not yet learned is .... you can get coal without the coal owners, but you can't get coal without miners.
Aneurin Bevan

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

Untaught the noble end of glorious truth, Bred to deceive even from their earliest youth
Anne Ingram

In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
Walter Landor

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

Scientific truth is too beautiful to be sacrificed for the sake of light entertainment or money. Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles
Richard Dawkins

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

An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.
Karl Kraus

I believe that there is a devil. Those who disagree with me in this may translate my language. All I ask is that they admit the vital truth on which I insist.
Anthony Comstock



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