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It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
Christian Nestell Bovee

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
Louisa May Alcott

I told the truth, and I did it on national TV in a lie-detector test.
Paula Jones

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it
Max Planck

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
Hannah Arendt

To be persuasive we must be belivable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
Ed Murrow

Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
Ed Murrow

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
Horace Mann

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Dame Edith Sitwell

To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.
Novalis

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

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

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

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

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

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

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'
Martin Luther King

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

Beauty is truth, and truth is beauty
John Keats

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

The truth is - I'll be a geezer and you'll be a slut
Mike Cunningham

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

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
Harry S Truman

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

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

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

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans.

The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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

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

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
Alfred Alder

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures
Jessamyn West

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

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

In fourscore years and four more, then we shall know the truth, but before then - silence.
Stan Stevens

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

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

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Walt Whitman

Music makes me high on stage and that's the truth, it's like almost being addicted to music.
Jimi Hendrix

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

There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
Alfred North Whitehead

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

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth
Joseph Joubert



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