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A list of the best truth quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous truth quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic truth quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational truth quotes from that same writer.

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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. Winston Churchill

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Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true. Richard Bach

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Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self evident. Arthur Schopenhauer

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It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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You'll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said. Sam Rayburn

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"Your honor blinds you, Tempus, to what’s right and wrong these days." Janet Morris

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It is the truth that irritates a person.

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Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it. Malcolm X

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Truth fears nothing but concealment.

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The first wrote, wine is the strongest. The second wrote, the king is strongest. The third wrote, women are strongest: but above all things truth beareth away the victory. -- Esdras 3:10

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When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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You never find yourself until you face the truth. Pearl Bailey

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Better suffer for the truth than proper in a falsehood.

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If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics. Will Rogers

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Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always. Albert Schweitzer

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Truth lives on in the midst of deception. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth. Arthur Balfour

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It is my belief... that the truth is generally preferable to lies. J. K. Rowling

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Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Peace if possible, but truth at any rate. Martin Luther

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Truth is its own reward. Plato

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I pray without ceasing now. My personal prayer is: Make me an instrument which only truth can speak. Peace Pilgrim

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I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours. Hunter S. Thompson

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I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live the best life that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right and part from him when he goes wrong. Abraham Lincoln

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Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. Plato

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A half truth is a whole lie.

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Truth is reality. Mary Caroline Richards

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I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe. Mark Twain

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If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

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A hair divides what is false and true. Omar Khayyám

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Proof of war, when it comes, always comes too late. Janet Morris

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Tell the truth and then run.

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The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. Mark Twain

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Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it Confucius All truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but he who keeps back truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal. James Russell Lowell

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Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise. Horace Mann

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The truth is found when men are free to pursue it. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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"Men may not believe you, my son. But you must always say the truth, when the truth holds no danger for you or your loved ones." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"The heavens listen to what is said on these cobbles. Laws of man and nature come together here. Here you must be firm. Here you must be true." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Some on Bandara were blunt: Meridian represented all that was dark and evil and out of control; Bandara fostered willful good, the bright light of truth, the struggle to perfect godhead in mortal man. Meridian, Janet Morris

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All gods are tricksters, and war gods worst of any. Janet Morris

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"The only unfair fight is the one you lose." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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If it was true today, it might be untrue tomorrow. Janet Morris

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Every man heals himself. Janet Morris

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What I tell you three times is true. Lewis Carroll

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Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Truth alone wounds. Napoleon Bonaparte