Truth Quotes

Mark twain - truth is more of a stranger than fiction....
An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains.
Henri - Fr? d? ric Amiel
Plato - poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history....
Patrick henry - it is natural for a man to indulge in the...
All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy.
Henry David Thoreau
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
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Kahlil Gibran
No. Men should die for lies. But the truth is too precious to die for.
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.
Mark Twain
We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda it is a form of truth.
John F. Kennedy
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Henry Ward Beeche
No one who has read official documents needs to be told how easy it is to conceal the essential truth under the apparently candid and all - Disclosing phrases of a voluminous and particularizing report....
Woodrow Wilson, _Congressional Government_, p. 109
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
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
Sophocles, Creusa
What makes a good follower The single most important characteristic may well be a willingness to tell the truth. In a world of growing complexity leaders are increasingly dependent on their subordinates for good information, whether the leaders want to hear it or not. Followers who tell the truth and leaders who listen to it are an unbeatable combination.
Warren Bennis
The greatest homage we can pay truth is to use it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio address, October 26, 1939
If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else.. an unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong.
Anthony de Mello
Weary the path that does not challenge. Doubt is an incentive to truth and patient inquiry leadeth the way.
Hosea Ballou
A great philosophy is not one that passes final judgments and establishes ultimate truth. It is one that causes uneasiness and starts commotion.
Charles Peguy
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Pierre Abelard
As time goes on, new and remoter aspects of truth are discovered which can seldom be fitted into creeds that are changeless.
Clarence Day
Truth is shorter than fiction.
Irving Cohen
Any fool can tell the truth; it takes talent to lie well.
Robert Ludlum, "The Tristan Betrayal".
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
George Santayana, Little Essays (1920) "Ideal Immortality".
The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
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
Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul.
To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth. Though it is held before our eyes, pushed under our noses, rammed down our throats - we know it not.
Eric Hoffe
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it.
Rmy de Gourmont
Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
Umberto Eco
Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title - Deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination.
Benjamin Disraeli
Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.
Paul Valery
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
The truth of the matter is that window management under X is not yet well understood.
The "Xlib Programming Manual".
The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.
Mary Catherine Bateson
What plays the mischief with the truth is that men will insist upon the universal application of a temporary feeling or opinion.
Daisy Bates
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul None is more gladdening or fruitful than to know You can regenerate and make yourself what you will.
William James