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The Best Quotes About Truth

Updated June 14, 2019 2k votes 356 voters 17.6k 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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    They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.

    Plato
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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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    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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    Truth is its own reward.

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

    Mark Twain
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    You never find yourself until you face the truth.

    Pearl Bailey
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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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    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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    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 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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    Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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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