Truth Quotes

I want to know the truth, however perverted that may sound.
Stephen Wolfram
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There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
Agnes Repplie
Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
Aristotle, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Friedrich wilhelm nietzsche - in the consciousness of the truth he has...
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

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Samuel Butle
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, Act I
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us, as those that are not wholly wrong; as no watches so effectually deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.
C. C. Colton
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Pretty much all the honest truth - Telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Truth is the safest lie.
Jewish Prove
Democracy is, first and foremost, a spiritual force, it is built upon a spiritual basis - And on a belief in God and an observance of moral principle. And in the long run only the church can provide that basis. Our founder knew this truth - And we will neglect it at our peril.
President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U. S. Gov. 1966 p1063
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
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
A half - Truth is a whole lie.
Yiddish Prove
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
Thomas H. Huxley
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
Robert Brault
Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Nathaniel Macon, January 12, 1819
When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her, though I know she lies.
William Shakespeare
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
Samuel Johnson
Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing.
John Locke
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.
Francis Quarles
There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.
Charles Sanders Pierce
All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy we reason from our hands to our head.
Henry David Thoreau
Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
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
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
John Keats
Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love replused - But it returneth.
Percy B. Shelley
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
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
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
Aldous Huxley
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton
Are you going out after the truth, or are you going out after something you believe?
Richard D. Rosen
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
Theodore Parke
It takes two to speak the truth - - One to speak and the other to hear.
Henry David Thoreau
It is twice as hard to crush a half - Truth as a whole lie.
Unknown
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