Truth Quotes

Mahatma gandhi - when i despair, i remember that all through...
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

Edith sitwell - the public will believe anything, so long as it...
Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso, Asher Lev Book
Any acceptance of authority is the very denial of truth.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees.
Arab Prove

As time goes on, new and remoter aspects of truth are discovered which can seldom be fitted into creeds that are changeless.
Clarence Day
If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
Author Unknown
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
The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. Recognizing our limitations and imperfections is the first requisite of progress. Those who believe they have arrived believe they have nowhere to go. Some not only have closed their minds to new truth, but they sit on the lid.
Dr. Dale E. Turne
No plain not followed by a slope. No going not followed by a return. He who remains persevering in danger is without blame. Do not complain about this truth Enjoy the good fortune you still possess.
I Ching
If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day.
Unknown
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
If error is corrected whenever it is recognized as such, the path of error is the path of truth.
Hans Reichenbach
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
At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths - Your abilities and your failings.
Grard Depardieu
Anger is a very appropriate and necessary response to an injustice. But stand back now the truth, clearly spoken, is always your best weapon. Calmly spoken, it can burn a hole through the hardest heart.
Bill Chickering
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
Jean Cocteau
Anything more than the truth would be too much.
Robert Frost
No one can be a great thinker who does not recognize that as a thinker it is his first duty to follow his intellect to whatever conclusions it may lead. Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study, and preparation, thinks for himself, than by the true opinions of those who only hold them because they do not suffer themselves to think.
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859
Yearning is not only a good way to go crazy but also a pretty good place to hide out from hard truth.
Claude T Bissell
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - - My youth.
Sara Teasdale
Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
Harry S Truman
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain, (attributed)
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
Some disguised deceits counterfeit truth so perfectly that not to be taken in by them would be an error of judgment.
La Rochefoucauld
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
George Bancroft
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the 9 to 5 hours.
Hunter S. Thompson
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Frank Herbert
Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
Elizabeth Goudge
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
Thomas H. Huxley
No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and even the best of men must be content with fragment, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.
Alan Marshall Beck
Any fool can tell the truth; it takes talent to lie well.
Robert Ludlum, "The Tristan Betrayal".
All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy.
Henry David Thoreau
I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.
Abraham Lincoln
Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
Jean - Jacques Rousseau
It is better to obey the mysterious direction, without any fuss, when it points to a new road, however strange that road may be. There is probably as much reason for it, if the truth were known, as for anything else.
H. M. Tomlinson
We are born to inquire into truth it belongs to a greater to possess it.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Who is better, they who promote truth over happiness, or happiness over truth?
Friedrich Nietzsche
He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge