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Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
Matthew Arnold

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

A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal.
Alain Badiou

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

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

Light is the symbol of truth
James Russell Lowell

In plain truth, it is not want, but rather abundance, that creates avarice
Montaigne

It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth. (An Essay concerning Human Understanding.)
John Locke

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

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

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth or the only truth.
Charles A Dana

To tell you the truth, I never listen to opera at home!
Lesley Garrett

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Thomas Jefferson

I have seldom known any one who deserted truth in trifles that could be trusted in matters of importance.
William Paley

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

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

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

The love of truth lies at the root of much humour.
Robertson Davies

Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own.
Soren Kierkegaard

I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice
William Lloyd Garrison

Propaganda, however legitimate, can speak no louder than the truth.
Sterling Brown

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

Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.
Edith Summerskill

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

'We didn't all get into music for a job! We got into music to avoid a job, in truth - and get lots of girls.'
Paul McCartney

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw

No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.
George Orwell

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

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

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

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

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us
Paul Valery

The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.
Harold Evans

A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Sound maxims are the germs of good; strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will.
Joseph Joubert

The truth is that a lost empire, lost power and lost wealth provide perfect circumstances for living happily and contentedly in our enchanted island.
Malcolm Muggeridge

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
William Penn

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

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

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
Marie Curie

But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.
Thomas Paine

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

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

Youth is truth
James Michener

Exactitude is not truth
Henri Matisse

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

Truth is the glue that holds government together.
Gerald Ford

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

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 tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior

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



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