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The Best Quotes About Truth

Updated June 14, 2019 1.9k votes 349 voters 17.4k views

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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.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about truth?" and "What are inspirational truth quotes?"

This list includes notable truth quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest truth quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite truth sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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    A half truth is a whole lie.

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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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    Truth fears nothing but concealment.

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

    Will Rogers
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    Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.

    Richard Bach
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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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    Telling someone the truth is a loving act.

    Mal Pancoast
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    The truth shall set you free.

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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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    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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    You never find yourself until you face the truth.

    Pearl Bailey
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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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    Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood.

    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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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 greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.

    Charles Caleb Colton
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    Seek and you will find.

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    Better suffer for the truth than proper in a falsehood.

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

    W. Clement Stone
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    Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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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