Truth Quotes

John le carre - if there is one eternal truth of politics, it is...
Ridicule is the best test of truth.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Henri - fr? d? ric amiel - truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue,...
Truth fears no questions.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Pablo Picasso
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
David Hume
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
Jeseph Joubert
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
Samuel Johnson
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Bible, John 8: 32
Telling the truth will lead you to freedom telling the lies will lead you to slavery.
Jameson Green
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 seashore, and diverting myself in 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
Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.
Elizabeth Bowen
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
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Truth is the summit of being justice is the application of it to affairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you but if not, you have infinite power against you.
Charles Gordon
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
The Dhammapada
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton
History is always best written generations after the event, when clouded fact and memory have all fused into what can be accepted as truth, whether it be so or not.
Theodore Harold White
For no man lives in the external truth among salts and acids, but in the warm, phantasmagoric chamber of his brain, with the painted windows and the storied wall.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
Jean Cocteau
The object of the superior man is truth.
Love truth, but pardon error.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is a statement of an agreeable untruth.
Sir John A. MacDonald
One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Blaise Pascal
In war, truth is the first casualty.
Kiss the hand of him who can renounce what he has publicly taught, when convicted of his error and who, with heartfelt joy, embraces the truth, though with the sacrifice of favorite opinions.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Frank Herbert
Never tell the truth to those unworthy of it....
Mark Twain
Here? s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey.
Kurt Vonnegut, Cold Turkey
You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
Moses Ben Maimon Maimonides
There are but few saints amongst scientists, as among other men, but truth itself is a goal comparable with sanctity.
George Sarton, History of Science
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
Everyone, whether cardinal or scientist, who believes that his own truth is complete and final must become a dogmatist... The more sincere his faith, the more he is bound to persecute, to save others from falling into error.
Risk Risk anything Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Katherine Mansfield
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
George Bernard Shaw
It is twice as hard to crush a half - Truth as a whole lie.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.