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Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Walt Whitman

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

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

We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment.
Richard Dawkins

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

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers (Basic Verities)
Charles Peguy

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

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

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

Scarce any problem will appear more hard and difficult, than that of determining the distance of the Sun from the Earth very near the truth: but even this... will without much labour be effected.
Edmond Halley

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

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

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

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one
Konrad Lorenz

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Stephen King

Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.
Edith Summerskill

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

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

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

Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity
David Hume

Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
Margaret Fuller

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

For great is truth, and shall prevail
Thomas Brooks

Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne
James Russell Lowell

For want of me the world's course will not fail:
When all its work is done, the lie shall rot;
The truth is great, and shall prevail,
When none cares whether it prevail or not.
Coventry Patmore

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Virginia Woolf

Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
W Somerset Maugham

Exactitude is not truth
Henri Matisse

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it.
Gustave Courbet

Sometimes I even ask myself if all this has really happened, if its pictures dwell in truth in my memory, and not merely in my imagination.
Jules Verne

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
James Baldwin

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

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

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw

The greatest truths are the simplest, and so are the greatest men.
Julius Charles Hare

Truth is the glue that holds government together.
Gerald Ford

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

It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
Max Planck

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

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

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

Comedy has to be based on truth.
Sid Caesar

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



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