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What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe.
Blaise Pascal

'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

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Stephen King

The bud of victory is always in the truth.
Benjamin Harrison

I know something about a part of David's body that will prove I'm telling the truth.
Rebecca Loos

There is no man more dangerous, in a position of power, than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness, that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral.
Ida Tarbell

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

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

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

The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
Frederick The Great

If you are a complete perfectionist, then the truth is that this ice skating business will drive you a little crazy!
Dorothy Hamill

Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated
Isaiah Berlin

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

Terror is as much a part of the concept of truth as runniness is of the concept of jam. We wouldn't like jam if it didn't, by its very nature, ooze. We wouldn't like truth if it wasn't sticky, if, from time to time, it didn't ooze blood.
Jean Baudrillard

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

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2
William Shakespeare

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we callwhat he writes fiction.
William Faulkner

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

Exactitude is not truth
Henri Matisse

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

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

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

Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth - the cowards!
Joaquin Miller

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

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

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

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Kahlil Gibran

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

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

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr

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

The truth is, if old Major Dover hadn't dropped dead at Taunton races Jim would never have come to Thursgood's at all.
John Le Carre

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

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

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
Doris Lessing

Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
Elizabeth Goudge

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
Leonard Cohen

Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

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

Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.
Louis Agassiz

A lie told often enough becomes truth
Lenin

Beauty is truth, and truth is beauty
John Keats

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

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

A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent.
William Blake

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

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

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

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

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



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