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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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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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A half truth is a whole lie.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Truth is its own reward. Plato

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While you live tell the truth and shame the devil. William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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Truth is reality. Mary Caroline Richards

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Truth alone wounds. Napoleon Bonaparte

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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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The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. Winston Churchill

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I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. H. L. Mencken

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Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. W. Clement Stone

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Telling someone the truth is a loving act. Mal Pancoast

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

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Tell the truth and then run.

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

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

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

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Seek and you will find.

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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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If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. Horace Mann

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The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Mal Pancoast

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

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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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The truth shall set you free.

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