Truth Quotes

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Sir Winston Churchill
John f. kennedy - we are not afraid to entrust the american people...

Winston churchill, quoted in: irving klotz, bending perception, a book review, nature, 1996, volume 379, p 412 - man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but...
I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more. I will tell you in my way how the Indian sees things. The white man has more words to tell you how they look to him, but it does not require many words to speak the truth.
Chief Joseph
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
Thomas Carlyle
John stuart mill, on liberty, 1859 - no one can be a great thinker who does not...

In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
Publilius Syrus
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
William Penn
Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.
Han Suyin
The contemplation of truth and beauty is the proper object for which we were created, which calls forth the most intense desires of the soul, and of which it never tires.
William Hazlitt
You can always get the truth from a politician after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency.
Joe Moore
We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal
Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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
Any acceptance of authority is the very denial of truth.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
Thomas Paine
A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is a statement of an agreeable untruth.
Sir John A. MacDonald
I want to know the truth, however perverted that may sound.
Stephen Wolfram
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
Azel Backus
Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.
Sir Walter Besant
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
Lie: A very poor substitute for the truth, but the only one discovered to date.
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
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.
Conte Camillo Benso di Cavou
Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction.
Mark Twain
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - - Deliberate, contrived and dishonest - - But the myth - - Persistant, persuasive and unrealistic.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
We hold these truths to be self - Evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments a.
Thomas Jefferson
I call that mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith, and receives new truth as an angel from Heaven.
Woody Allen
Only the refusal to listen guarantees one against being ensnared by the truth.
Nozick
Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them.
John Locke
A lie told often enough becomes truth.
Lenin
Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read.
Voltaire
Effective thinking consists of being able to arrive at the truth truth being defined as that which exists.
Calvin S. Hall
Hatred does not cease in this world by hating, but by not hating; this is an eternal truth.
Buddha, The Dhammapada
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Aristotle
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
Alfred Alde
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
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
Aristotle
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
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