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It is not true that 'we have only one life to live'; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.

One universe made up all that is, and one God in it all, and one principle of being, and one law, the reason shared by all thinking creatures, and one truth.

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

The words of truth are simple.

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.

When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains however improbable must be the truth.

Arthur Conan Doyle

The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.

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

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Half a truth is often a great lie.

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley

I do not care to know your various theories about God. What is the use of discussing all the subtle doctrines about the soul? Do good and be good. And this will take you to freedom and to whatever truth there is....

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

Mahatma Gandhi

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.

The truth is lived, not taught.

I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.

Facts are many but the truth is one.

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it - always.

Mahatma Gandhi

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.

The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived not taught.

The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one's life.

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

This above all, to thine own self be true.

I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

The ocean has only one taste, the taste of salt. Truth has only one taste, the taste of freedom.

What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.

If it is not right do not do it, if it is not true do not say it.

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.

The object of the superior man is truth.

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination.

Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner and it is for you to find the other three.

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

A writer's job is to tell the truth.

I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.

Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it.

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.

For truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it because it is very true.

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.

Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.

It's much easier for me to make major life multi-million dollar decisions than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That's the truth.

Humility is truth.

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

Mark Twain

You can find the footprints of God wherever there is beauty, virtue, humility, justice, truth, love and peace.

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?

Doubt indulged and cherished is in danger of becoming denial, but if honest and bent on thorough investigation it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going, unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

Good ideas, good conduct and adherence to Truth should result from our education. Only those who acquire these qualities can be called truly educated.

Tell the children the truth.

Bob Marley

Reason is the natural order of truth, but imagination is the organ of meaning.

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth... not going all the way and not starting.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Certainly it is a heaven upon earth to have a man's mind to move in charity, rest in providence and turn upon the poles of truth.

It is dangerous for mortal beauty or terrestrial virtue to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot and all that we would not see.

Samuel Johnson

It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

And we should consider every day lost, on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false, which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply, as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty, but what is true.

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.

In the sky there is no distinction of east and west, people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

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

When in doubt, tell the truth.

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth and fresher breath.

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain you gain all, if you lose you lose nothing. Wager then without hesitation that He exists.

Blaise Pascal

See, you don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you'll do it without thinking.

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.

Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.

Of life's two chief prizes beauty and truth I found the first in a loving heart, and the second in a laborer's hand.

Kahlil Gibran

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.

Ernest Hemingway

The least deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold.

The water in a vessel is sparkling, the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear, the great truth has great silence.

Rabindranath Tagore

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

Albert Einstein

The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride and nothing is guaranteed.

Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know.

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.

Mahatma Gandhi

God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

Mahatma Gandhi

Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.

Henry Rollins

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.

Mahatma Gandhi

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.

Mahatma Gandhi

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.

Hunter S. Thompson

Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of judgment not to be deceived by them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Education must remove hatred between the pilgrims on the various roads to God. There is only one God, one Goal, one Law, one Truth, one Religion, and one Reason.

Sai Baba

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth, come only from the senses.

True religion is real living, living with all one's soul with all one's goodness and righteousness.

Albert Einstein

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.

Kahlil Gibran

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow, that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Kahlil Gibran

Truths begin by a conflict with the police - and end by calling them in.

Emile M. Cioran

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

Abraham Lincoln

Truth is so hard to tell it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.

Francis Bacon

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.

George Carlin

My task is the spiritual regeneration of Humanity through Truth and Love.

Sai Baba

What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation, if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.

Mahatma Gandhi

The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.

Oprah Winfrey

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.

All that one gains by falsehood is not to be believed when he speaks the truth.


A good novel tells us the truth about its hero, but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion for the real and for the truth.

Abraham Maslow

Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.

James Russell Lowell

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.

Abraham Lincoln

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Theodor W. Adorno

Liars, when they speak the truth, are not believed.


Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

Mahatma Gandhi

One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue.

Niels Bohr

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.

Rabindranath Tagore

Truth stands even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

All of us are living with dogmas that we accept as truths. When one of these is overturned, there's an initial gasp soon followed by a rush of exhilaration.

Deepak Chopra

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.

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

Mark Twain

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths

Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.

Muhammad Ali

Sometimes people will stumble over the truth. But then they get up and continue to run like nothing has happened.

Winston Churchill

Truth is the light, so you never give up the fight.

Bob Marley

Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous.


Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move his aides, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.

William Shakespeare

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.

Jane Austen

Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims, the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is nobody really possesses it.

Simone Weil

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.

Kahlil Gibran

God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.

Kahlil Gibran

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

The opposite of every truth is just as true.

Herman Hesse

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

Carl Sagan

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue and abiding love.

George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.

Vivien Leigh

All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.

Mahatma Gandhi

Plato is dear to me but dearer still is truth.

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

Virginia Woolf

The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.

Dave Barry

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

Margaret Thatcher

What is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.

Men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true and usually do arrive at the truth.

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.

James Madison

But the attitude of faith is to let go and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.

Alan Watts

Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But it's usually too battered with rules to be heard and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.

Jim Morrison

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life, as the simple truth.

Charles Dickens

It is man that makes truth great. not truth that makes man great.


For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.

George Orwell

He that takes truth for his guide and duty for his end may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.

Blaise Pascal

In a false quarrel there is no true valor.

William Shakespeare

However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they tell more truth to us than to anyone else.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The search for truth is in one way hard, and in another way easy, for it is evident that no one can master it fully or miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature, and from all the facts assembled there arises a certain grandeur.

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

Kahlil Gibran

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

John F. Kennedy

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

Albert Einstein

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

Leonardo da Vinci

Truth has to persist unaffected in the past, present and future. That, which is absent in two states, how can it be true?

Sai Baba

Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal, one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.

Theodor W. Adorno

The Divine pervades everything in the Universe. This may not be understood by everyone. Some may not agree that the Divine is Omnipresent. But whether they accept this fact or not the truth is evidence of the presence of God can be found wherever one turns.

Sai Baba

The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?

E. O. Wilson

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

Hunter S. Thompson

I put forward formless and unresolved notions as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools not to establish the truth but to seek it.

Michel de Montaigne

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

Fame - a few words upon a tombstone and the truth of those not to be depended on.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.

Mark Twain

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology, but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight, and focused attention.

Deepak Chopra

Time is precious but truth is more precious than time.

Benjamin Disraeli

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us, nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are truths which are not for all men nor for all times.


There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.

Josh Billings

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements yet these are in truth very often owing not so much to design as chance.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

PERFORM all acts with as much love as you would offer God. In Truth you eat for the satisfaction of the I in you and dress up to please the self-same I . The husband loves his wife for the sake of the I . And who is this I that is persistently inherent in everyone? It is God Himself.

Sai Baba

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.

Mahatma Gandhi

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth as to neglect the needful duties of active life, for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The opposite of a fact is falsehood but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr

To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth, it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.

Dogs may bark and jackals howl, but Truth moves Majestically forward.

Sai Baba

Rough work iconoclasm but the only way to get at truth.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

John Keats

It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg but with two it will be able to walk and get around.

Friedrich Nietzsche

What is the freedom a man can enjoy? Man is governed by certain restraints. He has to adhere to truth.

Sai Baba

Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth.

H. G. Wells

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Light is the symbol of truth.

James Russell Lowell

Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth.

Thomas Huxley

The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death.

It is not when truth is dirty but when it is shallow that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.

Friedrich Nietzsche

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

William Shakespeare

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The words of truth are always paradoxical.

Lao Tzu

The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it.

Donald Rumsfeld

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.

Desiderius Erasmus

Everything we hear is an opinion not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius

Each one must become aware that he is part of the one Truth that encompasses everything in the Universe. It is reprehensible to stick for one's whole life-time to the narrow path of selfishness envy and greed.

Sai Baba

Truth lies within a little and certain compass but error is immense.

William Blake

Know then this truth enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.

Alexander Pope

If you shut up truth and bury it underground it will but grow.

Emile Zola

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass will sway it from the truth and wreck the argosy.

Walter Scott

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone

God wears Truth the good seek Truth and the bad are rescued by Truth, Truth liberates, Truth is power, Truth is freedom. It is the lamp that illuminates the heart and dispels doubt and darkness.

Sai Baba

Speak with Love and it becomes Truth.

Sai Baba

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.

George Orwell

In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is nine times out of ten a proof that you ought to publish it.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Women are the repositories of Truth and Culture.

Sai Baba

The truth does not require a majority to prevail ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power. The truth will out. Never forget that.

Rush Limbaugh

Ceremony leads her bigots forth prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths on which eternal things depend can hardly find a single friend.

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains however improbable must be the truth?

Arthur Conan Doyle

There is no traitor like him whose domestic treason plants the poniard within the breast that trusted to his truth.

Lord Byron

Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.


How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.


Obama has no solutions. Obama has failed the country and its great citizens and they don't like it when somebody such as myself speaks the truth about this - it hurts too much.

Donald Trump

All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.

David Herbert Lawrence

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger, give if thou art asked for little, by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.


Truth is the daughter of time not of authority

Francis Bacon

What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?

Henry Miller

Truth is one, there cannot be two. For two can only be One occurring twice.

Sai Baba

Competence like truth beauty and contact lenses is in the eye of the beholder.

Laurence J. Peter

If truth is beauty how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Lily Tomlin

If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?

Thomas Carlyle

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.


The truth is hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.

George Bernard Shaw

Richard Nixon is a no good lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and if he ever caught himself telling the truth he'd lie just to keep his hand in.

Harry S. Truman

For if a good speaker never so eloquent does not see into the fact and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?

Thomas Carlyle

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.

Anais Nin

Justice is the truth in action.

Joseph Joubert

Cultivate the heart to raise a harvest of Truth Righteousness Peace and Love This crop has to be raised in your heart and should be shared with others.

Sai Baba

The values a man must cherish as his life-breath are Truth Righteousness Peace Love and Non violence.

Sai Baba

But such is the irresistable nature of truth that all it asks and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.

H. L. Mencken

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered, the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak arid desert.

Kahlil Gibran

'Men have forgotten this truth' said the fox. 'But you must not forget it. You become responsible forever for what you have tamed.'

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Truthful words are not beautiful, beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive, persuasive words are not good.

Lao Tzu

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

John F. Kennedy

The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.

Ayn Rand

One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.

Blaise Pascal

Above all be conscious of the Truth That you and He are bound By Supreme Love.

Sai Baba

God is in everyone. God is in you and you are God. Strengthen this fundamental truth. When you propagate this truth that is the real service. It is the service that will take you to closer proximity a boat. In this ocean of life take the help of this boat and gain the proximity.

Sai Baba

But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence, the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.

Lord Byron

To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.

Victor Hugo

One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.

Henry Miller

The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.

William James

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Albert Camus

I cringe at backstory. Because it never quite explains or gets into some psychological thing that is never quite right and never quite the truth and who knows why someone is some way.

Steve Martin

Experience has shown and a true philosophy will always show that a vast perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.

Edgar Allan Poe

Live truth instead of professing it.

Elbert Hubbard

Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth.

Thomas Huxley

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Forgiveness is Truth itself it is Righteousness it is the Veda. It is the Supreme virtue in this world. Hence all people should develop the quality of forgiveness.

The only way into truth is through one's own annihilation, through dwelling a long time in a state of extreme and total humiliation.

Simone Weil

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson

We know the truth not only by the reason but also by the heart.

Blaise Pascal

Every thing possible to be believed is an image of truth.

William Blake

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The truth is I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.

Virginia Woolf

I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

Isaac Newton

But if you want to know the truth the weirdest thing that has happened has been my discovery that people who attend the conventions are filled with love.

People imagine that Churchill Roosevelt and Stalin arrived in Yalta with a blank sheet of paper to decide the fate of Europe. Nothing could be further from the truth

Winston Churchill

There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths and as a result there is no truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Great is truth but still greater from a practical point of view is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.

Aldous Huxley

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

Blaise Pascal

The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces but which all experience refutes.

John Stuart Mill

Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye, That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone but upon error also.

Carl Jung

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.

Francis Bacon

A lot of truth is said in jest.


When Love is associated with our thoughts it manifests itself as Truth.

It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth.

Francis Bacon

You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.

W. Somerset Maugham

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

William Blake

A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it but is in it.

Theodor W. Adorno

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.

William Butler Yeats

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong it creates world history. If it is weak it suffers world history.

Albert Schweitzer

Always speak the truth think before you speak and write it down afterwards.

Lewis Carroll

The texts of India insist on the value of actual practice and the need to confirm the truths by experiencing their impact.

Sai Baba

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.

Blaise Pascal

Marilyn Monroe wasn't even her real name Charles Manson isn't his real name and now I'm taking that to be my real name. But what's real? You can't find the truth you just pick the lie you like the best.

Marilyn Manson

If you doubt any of these great truths you are to suffer and grieve.

Sai Baba

Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices but forgetting self you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth.

James Allen

Any fool can tell the truth but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Samuel Butler

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

Harry S. Truman

The Bible may be the truth but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Samuel Butler

It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision to which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.

We call first truths those we discover after all the others.

Albert Camus
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