quotations The Best Quotes About Truth  

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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A half truth is a whole lie.

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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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Truth is its own reward. Plato

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

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

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

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Truth fears nothing but concealment.

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It is the truth that irritates a person.

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

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

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

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

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

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Better suffer for the truth than proper in a falsehood.

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

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Truth is reality. Mary Caroline Richards

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A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.

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

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Tell the truth and then run.

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Truth alone wounds. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it. Mark Twain

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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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A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. William Blake

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Telling someone the truth is a loving act. Mal Pancoast

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

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Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe. Voltaire

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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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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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We take our shape, it is true, within and against that cage of reality bequeathed us at our birth; and yet is precisely through our dependence on this reality that we are most endlessly betrayed. James Baldwin

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Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love. Henry David Thoreau

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It takes two to speak truth -- one to speak, and another to hear. Henry David Thoreau

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The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth. Charles Lamb

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The truth is more important than the facts. Frank Lloyd Wright

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