Truth Quotes

Isaac newton - i do not know what i may appear to the world; but...
What has not been examined impartially has not been well examined. Skepticism is therefore the first step toward truth.
Denis Diderot

Eddie canto - truth or tact you have to choose. most times they...
Francis quarles - read not books alone, but men, and amongst them...
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Leo Tolstoy
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth.
Lillian Hellman

Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Ridicule is the best test of truth.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
George Eliot
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Blaise Pascal
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
William Shenstone
But O the truth, the truth. The many eyes That look on it! The diverse things they see.
George Meredith
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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
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
Men in earnest have no time to waste In patching fig - Leaves for the naked truth.
Hubert Humphrey
Believe those who are seeking the truth doubt those who find it.
Andr Gide
God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.
Kahlil Gibran
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.
Quintus Septimius Tertullianus, Adversus Valentinianos
Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.
George Lucas
Telling the truth will lead you to freedom telling the lies will lead you to slavery.
Jameson Green
It is natural for a man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut out eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms into beasts.
Patrick Henry
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) The Sign of Four, 1890
The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.
Pope John Paul II
Nothing is beautiful, only man on this piece of navety rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second nothing is ugly but degenerate man - The domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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
In all things there are three choices: Yes, No & no choice, except in this - - I either choose the truth or I am deceit.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self - Evident.
Arthur Schopenhaue
Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense.
James Agee
Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
Jean - Jacques Rousseau
The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.
Truth is what stands the test of experience.
Albert Einstein
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
Henrik Ibsen
Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.
Johann Georg von Zimmermann
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost, The Black Cottage
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
Are you going out after the truth, or are you going out after something you believe?
Richard D. Rosen
It takes two to speak the truth - - One to speak and the other to hear.
Henry David Thoreau
If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.
John le Carre