Truth Quotes

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

In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards.
Alexander Jablokov

When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her though I know she lies (Sonnet 138)
William Shakespeare

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Bertrand Russell

Light is the symbol of truth
James Russell Lowell

Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction. It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again.
Dennis Miller

Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
Thomas Paine

The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.
John Stuart Mill

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
Aldous Huxley

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

Justice is truth in action.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

There is no truth. There is only perception.
Gustav Flaubert

Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative.
Edward Gibbon

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

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Umberto Eco

The truth is, you can't go on forever
Tony Blair

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.
Pearl Buck

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

For great is truth, and shall prevail
Thomas Brooks

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

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

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

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. 'Pride and Prejudice'
Jane Austen

'Necessity is the mother of invention' is a silly proverb. 'Necessity is the mother of futile dodges' is much nearer the truth.
Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

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

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

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
Jane Austen

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
W B Yeats

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

If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point.
Ezra Pound

You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
Adlai Stevenson

Double, no triple, our troubles and we'd still be better off than any other people on earth. It is time that we recognized that ours was, in truth, a noble cause.
Ronald Reagan

It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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

McGonagall planned an escape which went like this. 'One day I'm going to get out of here'. (William McGonagall: The Truth at Last)
Spike Milligan

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Kahlil Gibran

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
Samuel Johnson

Three things cannot be long hidden, the sun, the moon, and the truth
Buddha

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

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Aldous Huxley

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

This is my truth, tell me yours.
Aneurin Bevan



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