Truth Quotes

Bertrand russell - mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only...
A man who works beyond the surface of things, though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth.
Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry Into The Sublime and Beautiful

Jane austen, emma - seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong...
Sir arthur conan doyle, (sherlock holmes) - when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever...
What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
Vilhjalmur Stefansson
A successful lie is doubly a lie; an error which has to be corrected is a heavier burden than the truth.
Dag Hammarskjold, newspaper quote of the day

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell
Presumption means nothing more than as stated by Lord Mansfield, the weighing of probabilities, and deciding, by the powers of common sense, on which side the truth is.
Sir William Drape
What has not been examined impartially has not been well examined. Skepticism is therefore the first step toward truth.
Denis Diderot
When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.
William Blake
What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it.
Henry Mille
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso
New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
The first casualty when war comes is truth.
Hiram Warren Johnson, (1917)
Who is better, they who promote truth over happiness, or happiness over truth?
Friedrich Nietzsche
Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them.
John Locke
To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Jesus
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Bible, Paul, 1 Corinthians 13: 4 - 7
Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
Cato the Elde
It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees.
Arab Prove
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.
Conte Camillo Benso di Cavou
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
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
Aristotle
To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth out not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.
William Ellery Channing
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
A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain
The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.
Terry Pratchett, A Discworld Novel
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Proverbs 12: 19, The King James Bible
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Boh
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
Giordano Bruno
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
The Dhammapada
Reason means truth and those who are not governed by it take the chance that someday the sunken fact will rip the bottom out of their boat.
Sri da Avabhas
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded.
W. Somerset Maugham
The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.
Charles Caleb Colton
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing.
John Locke
I have been truthful all along the way. The truth is more interesting, and if you tell the truth you never have to cover your tracks.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, January 04, 2004
But the truth was that he died from solitude, the enemy known but to few on this Earth, and whom only the simplest of us are fit to withstand. The brilliant Costaguanaro of the boulevards had died from solitude and want of faith in himself and others.
Joseph Conrad, Nostromo (on the death of Decoud)
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains. the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962
If you are rich, you speak the truth if you are poor, your words are but lies.
Chinese Prove