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A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.

For truth is precious and divine too rich a pearl for carnal swine.

Samuel Butler

Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth beauty liberty and equality are of infinite value but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.

Simone Weil

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Thomas Jefferson

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

Here's the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else.

Bob Dylan

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

The truth is that people merely call themselves devotees. It is a delusion. They should examine whether they have the qualities of devotees.

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for the truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.

Angelina Jolie

He who is engrossed in family life will never acquire knowledge, there can be no mercy in the eater of flesh, the greedy man will not be truthful, and purity will not be found in a woman a hunter.

Chanakya

What I've discovered is that in art as in music there's a lot of truth-and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for my moment. It's the moment that the audience falls in love.

For the progress of humanity work alone is not adequate but the work should be associated with love compassion right conduct truthfulness and sympathy. Without the above qualities selfless service cannot be performed.

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.

Aldous Huxley

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.

I'm supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I've flunked more often than not. I'm very fond of women, I admire them. But like all men I don't understand them.

Frank Sinatra

If you strive to find your Self by using your mind you will strive and strive in vain because the mind cannot give you the Truth. You are that Self. All else is illusion of the mind's creation.

Sai Baba

Truth has no fear, Untruth shivers at every shadow.

Sai Baba

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.

This attachment is not God's gift. Bliss is God's gift. God's gift is Peace. God's gift is Truth. That is the God's gift. All the rest are passing clouds.

Sai Baba

Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big the strong the wonderful. In truth women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion I am not a professor.

Veiling truth in mystery.

Virgil

Most people stumble over the truth now and then but they usually manage to pick themselves up and go on anyway.

It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak and another to hear.

Henry David Thoreau

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson

Truth is what works.

William James

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity goodness and truth.

Leo Tolstoy

Teachers must be examples of LOVE and TRUTH.

Sai Baba

The lawyer's truth is not Truth but consistency or a consistent expediency.

Henry David Thoreau

Peace if possible truth at all costs.

Martin Luther

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

Stephen King

Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.

Mark Twain

Wisdom is found only in truth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Philosophy is the science which considers truth

Aristotle

There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths which come about us like birds seeking inlet, but we are shut up to them and so they bring us nothing but sit and sing awhile upon the roof and then fly away.

Henry Ward Beecher

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.

Reinhold Niebuhr

In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.

Samuel Johnson

The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.

What is earnest is not always true, on the contrary error is often more earnest than truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The pure heart is the best mirror for the reflection of Truth. So all these disciplines are for the purification of the heart. As soon as it is pure all truths flash upon it in a minute.

Sai Baba

Time whose tooth gnaws away everything else is powerless against truth.

Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established that unless we love the truth we cannot know it.

Blaise Pascal

When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.

Eric Hoffer

Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does.

Helen Hayes

The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.

James Russell Lowell

It is the merit of a general to impart good news and to conceal the truth.

Sophocles

Too much truth is uncouth.

Franklin Pierce Adams

Nine times out of ten in the arts as in life there is actually no truth to be discovered, there is only error to be exposed.

H. L. Mencken

Adversity is the first path to truth.

Lord Byron

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso

Ecclesiasticism in science is only unfaithfulness to truth.

Thomas Huxley

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Albert Einstein

I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

Harry S. Truman

Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.

Samuel Johnson

Nothing is beautiful only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.

Friedrich Nietzsche

If there were only one truth you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.

Pablo Picasso

A man has to learn that he cannot command things but that he can command himself, that he cannot coerce the wills of others but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth, people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.

All people know the same truth, our lives consist of how we choose to distort them

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth follow only beauty and obey only love.

Kahlil Gibran

As long as I tell the truth I feel that nobody can touch me.

Henry Rollins

Representation of the world like the world itself is the work of men, they describe it from their own point of view which they confuse with the absolute truth.

Simone de Beauvoir

Truth is in hands of noble souls and noble souls and nobel souls are verily Divine.

Sai Baba

All truth is not to be told at all times.

Samuel Butler

Science is but an image of the truth.

Francis Bacon

Self is ingenious crooked and governed by subtle and snaky desire admits of endless turnings and qualifications and the deluded worshippers of self vainly imagine that they can gratify every worldly desire and at the same time possess the Truth

James Allen

Poetry is something to make us wiser and better by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth which God has set in all men's souls.

James Russell Lowell

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise are good nature truth good sense and good breeding

Joseph Addison

It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written, there it looks wholly ridiculous.

Aldous Huxley

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.

Bill Cosby

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.

Rabindranath Tagore

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.

Aldous Huxley

To be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny

Joseph Addison

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.

Samuel Johnson

The first step toward finding God Who is Truth is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.

Thomas Merton

Time discovers truth.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No one can take the wealth of the world with him when he dies. This is a truth we have seen throughout the history of mankind.

Sai Baba

Truth like light blinds. Falsehood on the contrary is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.

Albert Camus

Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.

Thomas Huxley

If history and science have taught us anything it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.

E. O. Wilson

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds bodies and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to we will instantly change our behaviors.

Tony Robbins

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.

Charles Dickens

The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.

Henry David Thoreau

A bad manner spoils everything even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything - gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.

Baltasar Gracian

Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.

David Herbert Lawrence

History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.

Thomas Huxley

Stand upright speak thy thoughts declare The truth thou hast that all may share, Be bold proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.

Voltaire

There is no truth. There is only perception.

Gustave Flaubert

To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth.

H. P. Lovecraft

The whole creation is emerged from the Truth and merges back into it.

Sai Baba

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

Vladimir Lenin

When you stretch the truth watch out for the snapback.

Bill Copeland

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.

Isaac Newton

Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.

Thomas Aquinas

The tongue should be engaged only in speaking the truth in speaking sweetly and in consuming what is pleasant and wholesome for the body.

Sai Baba

The suspicious believe everybody to be suspicious, the liar feels secure in the thought that he is not so foolish as to believe that there is such a phenomenon as a strictly truthful person, the envious see envy in every soul, the miser thinks everybody is eager to get his money,...and the abandoned sensualist looks upon the saint as a hypocrite

James Allen

Falsehood is easy truth so difficult.

George Eliot

Truths and roses have thorns about them.

Henry David Thoreau

Truth is a demure lady much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there but people must want her and seek her out.

William F. Buckley, Jr.

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.

Bill Cosby

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

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

Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth which is law.

Rabindranath Tagore

During times of universal deceit telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Richard Bach

I speak the truth not so much as I would but as much as I dare and I dare a little more as I grow older.

Michel de Montaigne

Half a truth is better than no politics.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Thomas Jefferson

If one could be friendly with women what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?

Virginia Woolf

An honest man speaks the truth though it may give offence, a vain man in order that it may.

William Hazlitt

I have the terrible feeling that because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats not Mount Sinai.

Orson Welles

Truth is beautiful without doubt, but so are lies.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth forever on the scaffold wrong forever on the throne.

James Russell Lowell

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies or can die.

Thomas Carlyle

...Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.

Winston Churchill

Truth like gold is to be obtained not by its growth but by washing away from it all that is not gold.

Leo Tolstoy

There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.

Richard Bach

God forbid that Truth should be confined to Mathematical Demonstration!

William Blake

A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.

Robert Green Ingersoll

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The truth is sex doesn't mean that much to me now.

Lana Turner

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life

Winston Churchill

Silence is the mother of truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.

Blaise Pascal

Truth arises more readily from error than from confusion.

Francis Bacon

I am a man amongst men when they see Me I appear as a man. Amongst woman I am a woman. Amongst children I am a child. When alone I am God. This is the truth about Me.

Sai Baba

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

Will Rogers

I went into the business for the money and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark I can't help it. It's the truth.

Charlie Chaplin

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations but truth has only one mode of being.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Veda is bent upon the task of making him know this Truth and liberating him from this narrowness.

Sai Baba

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

Helen Hayes

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature placed alongside thereof for its conquest.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One is certain of nothing but the truth of one's own emotions.

E. M. Forster

If you look for truth you may find comfort in the end, if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin and in the end despair.

C. S. Lewis

Love as Thought is Truth.

Sai Baba

The basic Truth in all religions irrespective of country or race is one and the same.

Sai Baba

The truth is that life is delicious horrible charming frightful sweet bitter and that is everything.

Anatole France

There's no truth anymore.

Johnny Depp

Devotional singing induces in you a desire for experiencing the truth, to glimpse the beauty that is God, to taste the bliss that is the Self. It encourages man to dive into himself and be genuinely his real Self.

Sai Baba

There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible hence it cannot recognize itself, anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.

Franz Kafka

We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.

Michelle Obama

In truth you cannot understand the nature of My Reality either today or even after a thousand years of steady austerity or ardent inquiry even if all mankind joins in that effort.

Sai Baba

All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths, they become facts or at best part of the public character, or at worst catchwords.

T. S. Eliot

In wartime truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

Winston Churchill

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

Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.

Arthur Conan Doyle

What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

Robert H. Schuller

I exhort you Let Truth and Love be the goals for all your efforts and studies.

Sai Baba

The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature to those who really like to study people is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.

Jim Rohn

The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number of truths that must be kept from it.

Eric Hoffer

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice, and while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.

Aristotle

Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth, whilst on the surface of this world all things are weighed by the false scale of custom

Lord Byron

Now what I love in women is they won't or can't do otherwise than lie but do it so well the very truth seems falsehood to it

Lord Byron

The enlightenment is under threat. So is reason. So is truth. So is science especially in the schools of America.

Richard Dawkins

I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist two plumbers and a bartender.

Rodney Dangerfield

Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today it is the only stuff of art - or almost the only stuff.

David Herbert Lawrence

All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer

I want to be distinguished from the rest, to tell the truth a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.

Moliere

I say that justice is truth in action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Let a man get up and say 'Behold, this is the truth' and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching, a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.

Virginia Woolf

Not everyone can see the truth but he can be it.

Franz Kafka

Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur whether they copy these in advance or not.

William James

The truth is cruel but it can be loved and it makes free those who have loved it.

George Santayana

When I tell any truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it but for the sake of defending those who do.

William Blake

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward and you will have the truth about him.

H. L. Mencken

Mistakes are after all the foundations of truth and if a man does not know what a thing is it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.

Carl Jung

The truth is in nature and I shall prove it.

Paul Cezanne

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him and to speak painful truth through loving words that is friendship.

Henry Ward Beecher

Music makes me high on stage and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.

Jimi Hendrix

'It's okay' is a cosmic truth.

Richard Bach

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

Chanakya

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.

Denis Waitley

I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.

Jean-Paul Sartre

We often want one thing and pray for another not telling the truth even to the gods.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.

Blaise Pascal

Popular opinions on subjects not palpable to sense are often true but seldom or never the whole truth.

John Stuart Mill

Truth righteousness peace and love Sai Baba

I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down. That's the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about.

Chuck Palahniuk

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.

Simone de Beauvoir

Ignorance is preferable to error and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.

Thomas Jefferson

There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.

Thomas Jefferson

Tell the truth but tell it slant.

Emily Dickinson

Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.

Michael Jackson

As scarce as truth is the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

Josh Billings

Everyone who knows me will know the truth which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child.

Michael Jackson

It's a complete lie why do people buy these papers? It's not the truth I'm here to say. You know don't judge a person do not pass judgement unless you have talked to them one on one. I don't care what the story is do not judge them because it is a lie.

Michael Jackson

And after all what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.

Alexander Pope

First and last what is demanded of genius is love of truth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Thomas Jefferson

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

George Bernard Shaw

Agree to a short armistice with truth.

Lord Byron

The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth.

Thomas Huxley

We have art in order not to die of the truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Its is Truth and Truth alone that is one's real friend relative.

Sai Baba

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.

George Washington

I found that the more truthful and vulnerable I was the more empowering it was for me.

Alanis Morissette

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.

Joseph Joubert

Is the intention pure selfless and born out of love? Is it based on truth? Does it result in peace? If so it is a right action.

Sai Baba

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

It seems that the first victim of an Obama campaign is the truth. It seems that the first victim of an Obama campaign is the truth.

Mitt Romney

I always come from truth.

Tiger Woods

Mental fight means thinking against the current not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.

Virginia Woolf

There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

John Kenneth Galbraith

I am very fond of truth but not at all of martyrdom.

Voltaire

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.

Thomas Merton

From principles is derived probability but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.

Tom Stoppard

The color of truth is gray.

Andre Gide

All truth in the long run is only common sense clarified.

Thomas Huxley

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.

Anais Nin

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.

Bob Dylan

It had been hard for him that spake it to have put more truth and untruth together in few words than in that speech: `Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god'.

Francis Bacon

The whole world is governed by God and God is governed by Truth.

Sai Baba

The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers but by preconceived opinion by prejudice.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Charles Lamb

In time of war when truth is so precious it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies

Winston Churchill

To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.

Charles Darwin

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

Albert Schweitzer

If religion were true its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity, but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.

H. P. Lovecraft

Truth sacrifice and peace are predominant qualities in women.

Sai Baba

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth but most times he will pick himself up and carry on.

Winston Churchill

Adversity is the first path to truth, He who hath proved war storm or woman's rage Whether his winters be eighteen or eighty Has won the experience which is deemed so weighty

Lord Byron

Art is not a study of positive reality it is the seeking for ideal truth.

John Ruskin

It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.

Thomas Huxley

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

Emily Dickinson

Truth after all wears a different face to everybody and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.

James Russell Lowell

The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known but tries to hide them is unfit to walk the highway of truth.

James Allen

Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is and tell it like it is to find the truth to speak the truth and to live the truth.

Richard M. Nixon

There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is we think of them as we please that is as they please or displease us.

William Hazlitt

There is another old poet, whose name I do not now remember, who said "Truth is the daughter of Time."

Abraham Lincoln

Truth lives in fact for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass so long as nothing challenges them just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.

William James

The truth is that sometimes it is hard even for me to recognize the Hillary Clinton that other people see.

Hillary Clinton

When virtue is lost benevolence appears when benevolence is lost right conduct appears when right conduct is lost expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth, it is the beginning of disorder.

Lao Tzu

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

John Keats

Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love.

Mason Cooley

Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.

William Butler Yeats

A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.

Alanis Morissette

There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.

Niels Bohr

In times of universal deceit telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.

Samuel Johnson

The earth is supported by the power of truth, it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow, indeed all things rest upon truth.

Chanakya

Only enemies speak the truth, friends and lovers lie endlessly caught in the web of duty.

Stephen King

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.

George Eliot

Old and young disbelieve one another's truths.

Mason Cooley

Like all dreamers I mistook disenchantment for truth.

Jean-Paul Sartre

You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.

William Butler Yeats

Mystical explanations are thought to be deep, the truth is that they are not even shallow.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Say not 'I have found the truth ' but rather 'I have found a truth.'

Kahlil Gibran

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

Mark Twain

Violence does in truth recoil upon the violent and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.

Chuck Palahniuk

If you would be a real seeker after truth it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt as far as possible all things.

Rene Descartes

It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.

Samuel Johnson

If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.

Rabindranath Tagore

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde

You cannot see ME but I am the light you see by. You cannot hear ME but I am the sound you hear by. You cannot know ME but I am the truth by which you live.

Sai Baba

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic not gifted with the necessary scientific learning presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.

Thomas Aquinas

There is never vulgarity in a whole truth however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth or in affectation.

John Ruskin

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

Thomas Jefferson

No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying or by being lied to.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If you dare seek My Truth. Come surrender unto Me.

Sai Baba

The dreamer can know no truth not even about his dream except by awaking out of it.

George Santayana

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

Samuel Johnson

The scientific spirit is of more value than its products and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.

Thomas Huxley

Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure.

Samuel Butler

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.

Aldous Huxley

In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.

Friedrich Nietzsche

My dear child if you desire to be free from the cycle of birth and death then abandon the objects of sense gratification as poison. Drink instead the nectar of forbearance upright conduct mercy cleanliness and truth.

Chanakya

WHEN you stand before another his image is in your eye and your image is in his, have you not observed this? You are in Him I am in you that is the Truth this phenomenon proclaims. When you believe in this and when you cultivate Love Humility Reverence for Life and Tolerance you are on the Right Path. When you are not on this Path that is to say when you are traveling left you are certainly left out when it is a question of sharing Divine Grace.

Sai Baba

There are no eternal facts as there are no absolute truths.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.

George Orwell

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.

Harry S. Truman

We are free to yield to truth.

Horace

Truth is a tendency.

R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.

William Blake

Reason is a supple nymph and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.

David Herbert Lawrence

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

Maya Angelou

A new untruth is better than an old truth.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato

The truth is a snare: you cannot have it without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it but only in such a way that it catches you.

Soren Kierkegaard

We must never be afraid to go too far for truth lies beyond.

Marcel Proust

I maintain that Truth is a pathless land and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever by any religion by any sect.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

Robert Frost

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

The Vedas are the oldest literary creations of man. Now the word 'literature' is used to connote writings scribbled while eager to find something to spend the time hanging on hand. They have no inner worth or significance, they destroy the traits of good character in the reader and implant bad attitudes and habits, they do not adhere to the path of Truth.

Sai Baba

There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.

Bette Davis

It seems a fantastic paradox but it is nevertheless a most important truth that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.

John Ruskin

Truth when not sought after rarely comes to light.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own.

Soren Kierkegaard

For my part whatever anguish of spirit it may cost I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst and provide for it.

Patrick Henry

It is the nature of truth in general as of some ores in particular to be richest when most superficial.

Edgar Allan Poe
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