Truth Quotes

Jeseph joubert - those who never retract their opinions love...
What is a seer? A man who with luck tells the truth sometimes, with frequent falsehoods, but when his luck deserts him, collapses then and there.
Achilles, Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis 955

Umberto eco - i have come to believe that the whole world is an...
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.
Albert Einstein
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
Pearl Bailey
Are you going out after the truth, or are you going out after something you believe?
Richard D. Rosen

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
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
Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.
Sydney Smith
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
G. K. Chesterton
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the faade of his appearance.
Jean Iris Murdoch
There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
William James
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
Marie Curie
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
Truth is so difficult to find that, when one hears it, it shines through.
Jose Raul Bernardo, Silent Wing (Simon & Schuster, 1998) One of the Best Novels of 1998 (LA Times)
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
Isaac Asimov
As time goes on, new and remoter aspects of truth are discovered which can seldom be fitted into creeds that are changeless.
Clarence Day
One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
The conqueror and king in each of us is the Knower of truth. Let that Knower awaken in us and drive the horses of the mind, emotions, and physical body on the pathway which that king has chosen.
George S. Arundale
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Henrik David Boh
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
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
Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read.
Voltaire
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings
Truth exists, only falsehood has to be invented.
Georges Braque
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
Henry David Thoreau, "Walden, " the Conclusion
Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.
Charles A. Dana
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.
Samuel Johnson
When honor and truth are at odds, let truth prevail.
Jose Raul Bernardo, Silent Wing (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university... a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.
John Masefield
Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth.
Edgar Watson Howe
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
Albert Einstein
Accent is the soul of language it gives to it both feeling and truth.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
She had wit, she had grace, she had beauty; But above all, she had truth.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
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 that ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton
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
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
John Stuart Mill
Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
On Truth and Happiness........ The search is over as we begin.
Unknown
I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.
William Frank Buckley, Jr.