Truth Quotes

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The truth is not simply what you think it is; it is also the circumstances in which it is said, and to whom, why and how it is said.
Vaclav Havel

Alfred north whitehead - there are no whole truths all truths are half -...
Conte camillo benso di cavou - i have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats....
Wise are they who have learned these truths Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
William Arthur Ward
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.
Conan Doyle

It takes two to speak the truth - - One to speak and the other to hear.
Henry David Thoreau
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.
Miguel de Cervantes
The truth is so precious that she must be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Winston Spencer Churchill
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 E. Stevenson Jr., Speech during 1952 Presidential Campaign
Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
Margaret Fulle
I seem to have been like a child playing on the sea shore, finding now and then a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton
It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.
A. A. Hodge
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
Charles Dickens, Bleak House
A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
Howard Crosby
Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.
Quintus Septimius Tertullianus, Adversus Valentinianos
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
Philip Guedalla
Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth.
Edgar Watson Howe
The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to tell the truth.
Stanley Baldwin
I must say the biggest lesson you can learn in life, or teach your children, is that life is not castles in the skies, happily ever after. The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.
Goldie Hawn
He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
Charles Peguy
A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Maxwell Planck
I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.
Harry S Truman, in Look, Apr. 3, 1956
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
William Shenstone
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw
The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards.
Alexander Jablokov, The Place of No Shadows
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 am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Abraham Lincoln
Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
Madam Guizot
Fame - A few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
John Christian Bovee
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Albert Einstein
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore and diverting himself and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Ashley Montagu
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Virginia Woolf
Truth is the summit of being justice is the application of it to affairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.
Author Unknown
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
Benjamin Disraeli
Live truth instead of professing it.
Elbert Hubbard
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
Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton