Truth Quotes

Roland,
Dag hammarskjold, newspaper quote of the day - a successful lie is doubly a lie; an error which...

The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards.
Alexander Jablokov "The Place of No Shadows".
Henri frdric amiel - truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue,...
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction.
Mark Twain
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
Philip Guedalla
The truth of the matter is that window management under X is not yet well understood.
The "Xlib Programming Manual".
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia
Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error.
Johann von Goethe
Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
Kahlil Gibran
The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.
Han Suyin
Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.
Winston Churchill, Quoted in: Irving Klotz, Bending perception, a book review, Nature, 1996, Volume 379, p 412
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
Only the refusal to listen guarantees one against being ensnared by the truth.
Nozick
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
The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
Frederick The Great
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
Thomas Merton
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
William Shenstone
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, The Prince
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father - In - Law?
Dick Clark
The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings
It is not so difficult a task to plant new truths, as to root out old errors for there is this paradox in men, they run after that which is new, but are prejudiced in favor of that which is old.
Charles Caleb Colton
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
She had wit, she had grace, she had beauty; But above all, she had truth.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you but if not, you have infinite power against you.
Charles Gordon
Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
John Milton
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
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes)
Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth.
V? lcav Havel, parade, Times Picayune
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it.
Denis Diderot
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
Marie Curie
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Buddha