Truth Quotes

Philip dormer stanhope chesterfield - ridicule is the best test of truth....
Chief joseph - i believe much trouble and blood would be saved...

This institution will be based upon the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.
Thomas Jefferson
It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake.
Janos Arnay
Beauty is the radiance of truth, and the frangrance of goodness.
Vincent McNa
Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed.
Proverbs 12: 19, The Bible

A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is a statement of an agreeable untruth.
Sir John A. MacDonald
Jerome k jerome - it is always the best policy to tell the truth,...
Truth, in the matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
Oscar Wilde
On Truth and Happiness........ The search is over as we begin.
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
I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government but civilization itself.
Gerald R. Ford, Inaugural Address, 9 August 1974
If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it Dogen Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, denying them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.
Charles Caleb Colton
The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.
Pope John Paul II
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
The only atheism is the denial of truth.
Arthur Lynch
Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority it is the highest summit of art and life.
Henri Frdric Amiel
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Virginia Woolf
When we discover that the truth is already in us, we are all at once our original selves.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be outraged by silence.
Henri Frdric Amiel
Truth is what stands the test of experience.
Albert Einstein
The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
Alfred Alde
It is always the best policy to speak the truth - - Unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Jerome K. Jerome
We hold these truths to be self - Evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
US Declaration of Independence
I was like a boy playing on the sea - Shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton
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
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, Letter to Thomas Moore
Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
Thomas Paine
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
Thomas Carlyle
But O the truth, the truth. The many eyes That look on it! The diverse things they see.
George Meredith
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Sir Winston Churchill
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
James Russell Lowell
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
Miguel Cerbantes
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
William Penn
When honor and truth are at odds, let truth prevail.
Jose Raul Bernardo, Silent Wing (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes)
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
Aldous Huxley