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Famous Truth Quotations

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"Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth."
by George Sand
"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."
by Friedrich Nietzsche
"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
by Henry Ward Beecher
"It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."
by Virginia Woolf
"You never find yourself until you face the truth."
by Pearl Bailey
"What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth."
by John Keats
"What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?"
by Henry Miller
"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
by George Orwell
"Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong."
by Thomas Jefferson
"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people."
by Virginia Woolf
"If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor."
by Albert Einstein
"All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses."
by Friedrich Nietzsche
"Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends."
by Aristotle
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."
by Oscar Wilde
"The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it."
by George Santayana
"A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side."
by Joseph Addison
"A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men."
by Patrick Kavanagh
"A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood."
by William Shenstone
"A half truth is a whole lie."
by Yiddish Proverbs
"The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world"
by Max Born
"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."
by Theodore Parker
"The jury saw the truth in black and white."
by Mark Lanier
"The object of the superior man is truth."
by Confucius
"The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego."
by Northrop Frye
"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."
by Albert Einstein
"The prime minister is not telling the truth about this because this has got nothing to do with anything good for the Australian economy,"
by Kim Beazley
"The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous."
by Shana Alexander
"The two pillars of 'political correctness' are:a) willful ignoranceb) a steadfast refusal to face the truth"
by Anonymous
"The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off."
by Gloria Steinem
"The truth will set you free."
by Luis Garcia
"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."
by James Garfield
"The truth was the old bleachers were really not a very good situation for someone in a wheelchair. When you build something in the 1930s, it wasn't built to accommodate wheelchairs."
by Mark McGuire
"The truth of the matter is, we opened up the aperture and said, 'Okay, we can declare success as long as we stay above or at what DoD's goal was',"
by Richard Cody
"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it."
by Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
"The truth is we're being selfish. We're getting more out of this than they are."
by John Finnegan
"The truth is that the average schoolmaster, on all the lower levels, is and always must be essentially and next door to an idiot, for how can one imagine an intelligent man engaging in so puerile an avocation?"
by Anonymous
"The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't."
by Anonymous
"The truth is found when men are free to pursue it."
by Franklin D. Roosevelt
"The truth is both, really. Obviously they're all not going to go up in a nuclear cloud."
by David Chase
"The way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope. When the Verities become acrobats we can judge them."
by Oscar Wilde
"There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true."
by Niels Bohr
"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away."
by Henry Ward Beecher
"These commemorations are intended to promote knowledge of Auschwitz as widely as possible and bring the truth about the camps to the younger generation,"
by Aleksander Kwasniewski
"There might be some truth to (more pressure playing close to home). Kids say, 'There's so many people there I want to do so well,' so that can happen. If you're out in San Diego you're just kind of playing. (But) I don't think these guys will feel that way -- I hope they don't."
by Billy Donovan
"They don't make me look too good. I would've preferred the black jerseys to tell you the truth."
by Aaron Smith
"They accused [Juan] without finding out the truth. It's a witch hunt."
by Rosa Sanchez
"There's no one thing that is true. They're all true."
by Ernest Hemingway
"This is the punishment of a liar: he is not believed, even when he speaks the truth."
by The Talmud
"This is my truth, tell me yours."
by Aneurin Bevan
"They violated every rule in the book. I've studied feeding frenzies. This is a classic feeding frenzy, and it was created in part by their inability to get the news out. You have to tell the truth, and you need to get the facts out completely as soon as possible. This was a public-relations disaster because they didn't do that."
by Larry Sabato
"Those who know the Truth are absorbed in Truth. They sing the Lord's Glorious Praises, and speak the Truth."
by Granth Sahib
"This is absolutely a phenomenal project, and it still can be if it's done right, ... And I don't know if the mayor's got that kind of intelligence around him to get this done right. I was here to help him do it. I was probably the only one who spoke the truth."
by Tony Hall
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and thought I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains and have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing. Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil: rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endueth all things. Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. Now abideth faith, hope and love. These three; but the greatest of these is love.(I Corinthians 13)"
by Anonymous
"Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light."
by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Truth, and goodness, and beauty, are but different faces of the same All"
by Anonymous
"Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed."
by James Russell Lowell
"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."
by Matthew Arnold
"Truth never damages a cause that is just."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it."
by Anonymous
"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't."
by Mark Twain
"Truth is in hands of noble souls and noble souls and nobel souls are verily Divine."
by Anonymous
"Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond."
by Friedrich Hegel
"Truth fears no trial."
by Proverb Proverbs
"Truth cannot afford to be tolerant where it faces positive evil."
by Anonymous
"Truth alone wounds."
by Napoleon Bonaparte
"We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves."
by John McCain
"We have no way of knowing if they were a convicted felon, or whether they were telling the truth if they said they weren't one."
by Elaine Makatura
"We have an enormous fixation on, what seems to me to be, the na�¯ve idea that truth resides in what somebody wrote sometime in the past. If it's not written down, it isn't true. And that's absurd. But it's the way historians are trained: you have to have a source, and if you don't have something you can cite from an original source, in the original language, then you're not a really good historian, you're are not scientific, you're not true ."
by William McNeill
"We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth."
by Anonymous
"We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things."
by Hesiod
"We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue."
by Marcus Tullius Cicero
"We've looked into the allegations. There's absolutely no truth to it."
by Sheriff Gay
"When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth."
by Benjamin Disraeli
"What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight."
by Joseph Joubert
"What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike."
by Alfred North Whitehead
"When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths."
by Eric Hoffer
"When the righteous man truth away from his righteousness that he hath committed and doeth that which is neither quite lawful nor quite right, he will generally be found to have gained in amiability what he has lost in holiness."
by Samuel Butler
"Wild. Really wild, to tell you the truth."
by Larry Foote
"Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough and... it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor."
by Anonymous
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods."
by Anonymous
"Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth."
by Socrates
"Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"When You are with me, what more could I want? I speak only the Truth."
by Granth Sahib
"You can find the footprints of God wherever there is beauty, virtue, humility, justice, truth, love and peace."
by Anonymous
"Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."
by Virginia Woolf
"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love."
by Kahlil Gibran
"You've got to tell the truth, ... And if you don't tell the truth, then everything else you say goes into question."
by Christopher Shays
"You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news."
by Adlai Stevenson
"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent."
by John Calvin
"Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well."
by Samuel Butler
"Children and drunks always speak the truth."
by Proverb Proverbs
"Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder."
by Laurence J. Peter
"Except those who repent and amend and make manifest (the truth), these it is to whom I turn (mercifully); and I am the Oft-returning (to mercy), the Merciful."
by quran quran
"Error moves with quick feet and truthmust never be lagging behind."
by Alexander Crummell
"Even though we may try to hide the truth,it cannot be concealed."
by Rig Veda
"He never administered any medication. He never did. He never organized anything. There is no truth to any allegation. It will come out that all of these things are fabricated."
by Alphonsus Ezeoke
"Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit."
by Martha Gellhorn

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