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Truth Quotes:

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

Mark Twain

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

Buddha

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

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.

David Bowie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

John F. Kennedy

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

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

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

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.

Elvis Presley

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

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.

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

Galileo Galilei

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.

Malcolm X

When in doubt tell the truth.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

Half a truth is often a great lie.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Maya Angelou

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Albert Einstein

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.

Albert Einstein

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

Albert Einstein

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

The object of the superior man is truth.

Confucius

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Facts are stubborn things.

Ronald Reagan

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Henry David Thoreau

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

The words of truth are always paradoxical.Lao Tzu

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.Aristotle

No legacy is so rich as honesty.William Shakespeare

The universe is transformation: life is opinion. Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Khalil Gibran

Tell the children the truth.

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

George Bernard Shaw

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

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Jesus Christ

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

Buddha

Peace if possible, truth at all costs.

Martin Luther

Live truth instead of professing it.

Elbert Hubbard

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.

Walt Whitman

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

Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

C. S. Lewis

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

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Bob Dylan

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Albert Camus

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

Albert Camus

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.

Bruce Lee

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.

Pablo Picasso

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

George Washington

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

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

Hunter S. Thompson

Truth is weirder than any fiction I’ve seen.

Hunter S. Thompson

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Unknown

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

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.

J. K. Rowling

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

William Blake

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Silence is the mother of truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

Justice is truth in action.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Leo Tolstoy

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.

Coco Chanel

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Facts are many, but the truth is one.

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

Virginia Woolf

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 becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realize that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality.

Steven Biko

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.

Swami Vivekananda

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

Swami Vivekananda

I don’t believe it. Prove it to me and I still won’t believe it.

Douglas Adams

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.

Aesop

Adversity is the first path to truth.

Lord Byron

‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

John Keats

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

John Keats

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

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.

Anne Lamott

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

Henry Rollins

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

Robert H. Schuller

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Lillian Hellman

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

Denis Diderot

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

Clement Stone

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

Stephen King

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

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

James A. Garfield

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

Horace Mann

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

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.

George Lucas

Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.

Jean Rostand

Truth is a tendency.R.

Buckminster Fuller

The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.

Clarence Darrow

A lot of truth is said in jest.

Eminem

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

Tacitus

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Learn what is true in order to do what is right.

Thomas Huxley

I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.

Herodotus

My mother taught me that when you stand in the truth and someone tells a lie about you, don’t fight it.

Whitney Houston

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

Andy Rooney

Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion.

David Icke

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

Niels Bohr

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

Simone de Beauvoir

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

Josh Billings

We are either in the process of resisting God’s truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth.

Charles Stanley

Light is the symbol of truth.

James Russell Lowell

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.

John Calvin

Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.

Christopher Marlowe

Human love has little regard for the truth. It makes the truth relative, since nothing, not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.

Arthur Miller

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.

Thomas Mann

Gossip needn’t be false to be evil – there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.

Frank A. Clark

I preach there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else’s. But behind all of them there is only one truth and that is that there’s no truth.

Flannery O’Connor

The first reaction to truth is hatred.

Tertullian

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

Emile Zola

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.

Iris Murdoch

There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.

Andre Maurois

Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.Willa Cather

The truth needs so little rehearsal.

Barbara Kingsolver

Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.

Justin Timberlake

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.

Elizabeth Bowen

Sincerity is moral truth.

George Henry Lewes

Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.

William Cullen Bryant

The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.

Dorothy L. Sayers

Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect – But tell me the truth.

Shel Silverstein

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

Wallace Stevens

Truth disappears with the telling of it.

Lawrence Durrell

My longing for truth was a single prayer.

Edith Stein

Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.

Hosea Ballou

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

Matthew Arnold

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.

Jerome K. Jerome

Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.

Mary Astell

Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.

Leo Rosten

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.

Antisthenes

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.

Adolf Loos

By doubting we are led to question, by questioning we arrive at the truth.

Peter Abelard

Sure I think it is healthy to speak the truth, and be who you are, and be proud of that.

Nathan Lane

In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted.

Michael Musto

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

Shana Alexander

Truth exists; only lies are invented.

Georges Braque

What is truth? Truth doesn’t really exist. Who is going to judge whether my experience of an incident is more valid than yours? No one can be trusted to be the judge of that.

Tracey Emin

Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.

Ismail Haniyeh

No one ever tells us the truth, even those we love.

Anna Held

I always felt that a scientist owes the world only one thing, and that is the truth as he sees it.

Hans Eysenck

The intuition of free will gives us the truth.

Corliss Lamont

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.

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

Albert Einstein

Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous.

H. P. Lovecraft

There is no man more dangerous, in a position of power, than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness, that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral.

Ida Tarbell

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

To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.

Bayard Rustin

You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that’s not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress.

Bernie Sanders

Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.

Malcolm X

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

Mark Twain

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

Winston Churchill

That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus Christ

I’m going to speak the truth when I’m asked about it.

Colin Kaepernick

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

C. S. Lewis

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

Albert Camus

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

Albert Camus

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

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.

Marie Curie

To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.

John Locke

New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.

Kurt Vonnegut

The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosopher’s or saviours. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself, and that is why you must know yourself – Immaturity lies only in total ignorance of self.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don’t like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they’re 95 percent dead wood.

Jordan Peterson

You have to listen very carefully and tell the truth if you are going to get a paranoid person to open up to you.

Jordan Peterson

Truth is powerful and it prevails.

Sojourner Truth

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.

Francis Bacon

Truth that is not undergirded by love makes the truth obnoxious and the possessor of it repulsive.

Ravi Zacharias

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.

James Madison

Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.

Nikola Tesla

Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don’t go away, they just echo around.

Jane Goodall

Premature certainty is the enemy of the truth.

Nipsey Hussle

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

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.

Leonard Cohen

It does not require many words to speak the truth.

Chief Joseph

Truth is exact correspondence with reality.

Paramahansa Yogananda

Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.

Ice Cube

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

E. O. Wilson

Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.

Louisa May Alcott

It needs time. Nobody wants to hear it, but that’s the truth: if you want to have success in the future, you have to be ready to work now.

Jurgen Klopp

Using the power you derive from the discovery of the truth about racism in South Africa, you will help us to remake our part of the world into a corner of the globe on which all – of which all of humanity can be proud.

Oliver Tambo

Portray the world for what it is, and you will find truth.

John Boyega

I’m always trying to do the impossible to please people. It comes from not being secure in myself and not looking at the things within I have to fix. Sometimes you keep going because you don’t want to face the truth.

Naomi Campbell

The truth is we’re all searching. We’re all looking for guidance, for mentors, and I’m by no means someone to follow.

Jason Momoa

When I think about protest, I worry so much that people think about it only as standing in the streets. And I say that as someone who has been standing in the streets of cities across the country – but at the root of it is this idea of telling the truth in public.

DeRay Mckesson

If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.

John Cleese

I’m perceived to be this solitary character, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Sylvester Stallone

Our cause is just, and the might of Korea that is united with truth is infinite.

Kim Jong-un

You have to tell each other the truth, you cannot be nice and happy when we want to achieve so much as a team and a club.

Virgil van Dijk

In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth – often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.

Hypatia

Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don’t.

Stephen Curry

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

Max Planck

I think everybody could agree that our immigration system is broken. We have not told the truth about it.

Jose Antonio Vargas

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.

Charles Peguy

We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.

Lucretia Mott

I don’t want people thinking they know me instead of the character. Steve McQueen has loads of stories about him – who knows what’s true? But it’s great for people to fictionalize rather than know the truth.

Kit Harington

It is difficult to separate, at times, the myth from the truth.

Bob Kane

I guess, to tell you the truth, I’ve never had much of a desire to grow facial hair. I think I’ve managed to play quarterback just fine without a mustache.

Peyton Manning

Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with ‘the world’; for not only do truths differ for different worlds but the nature of agreement between a world apart from it is notoriously nebulous.

Nelson Goodman

It’s a journalist’s job to be a witness to history. We’re not there to worry about ourselves. We’re there to try and get as near as we can, in an imperfect world, to the truth and get the truth out.

Robert Fisk

All stories should have some honesty and truth in them, otherwise you’re just playing about.

Nigel Kneale

When I think it’s good not to say the truth, I don’t say anything. I don’t like actors in general, they lie, they are liars, trust me.

Melanie Laurent

When people write lies about you, and you know that they are lies, that means that they don’t know the truth.

Eva Mendes

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.

Truth is on the side of the oppressed.

Malcolm X

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

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

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

John F. Kennedy

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

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

I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one’s temper and disturb one’s quiet.

Benjamin Franklin

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.

James Baldwin

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.

Maya Angelou

All of us knows, not what is expedient, not what is going to make us popular, not what the policy is, or the company policy – but in truth each of us knows what is the right thing to do. And that’s how I am guided.

Maya Angelou

The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.

Maya Angelou

I promised myself that I would write as well as I can, tell the truth, not to tell everything I know, but to make sure that everything I tell is true, as I understand it. And to use the eloquence which my language affords me.

Maya Angelou

It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.

Maya Angelou

I’ve still not written as well as I want to. I want to write so that the reader in Des Moines, Iowa, in Kowloon, China, in Cape Town, South Africa, can say, ‘You know, that’s the truth. I wasn’t there, and I wasn’t a six-foot black girl, but that’s the truth.’

Maya Angelou

Most people don’t grow up. It’s too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That’s the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don’t grow up.

Maya Angelou

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Winston Churchill

We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Winston Churchill

Biographies, as generally written, are not only misleading but false… In most instances, they commemorate a lie and cheat posterity out of the truth.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Albert Einstein

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

Albert Einstein

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Confucius

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

Ralph Waldo Emerson u

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever the invitation of men or your own occasions lead you, speak the very truth, as your life and conscience teach it, and cheer the waiting, fainting hearts of men with new hope and new revelation.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speak the truth, and all things alive or brute are vouchers, and the very roots of the grass underground there, do seem to stir and move to bear you witness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you’re sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me – so am I.

Barack Obama

I noticed words crudely spray-painted upon the wall, perhaps by a young Berliner: ‘This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.’ Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.

Ronald Reagan

I noticed words crudely spray-painted upon the wall, perhaps by a young Berliner: ‘This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.’ Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.

Ronald Reagan

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.

Muhammad Ali

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.

Muhammad Ali

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.

Henry David Thoreau

No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well.

Henry David Thoreau

The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

Thomas Jefferson

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

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

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

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

Aristotle

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

Aristotle

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.

Aristotle

The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities.

Aristotle

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

William Shakespeare

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato

Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.

Plato

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

Khalil 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.

Khalil Gibran

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

Khalil Gibran

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.

Khalil Gibran

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

Khalil Gibran

Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’

Khalil Gibran

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.

Khalil Gibran

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.

Thomas Sowell

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

Voltaire

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.

Voltaire

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

Jimi Hendrix

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

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

Will Rogers

A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.

Will Rogers

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.

George Carlin

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Somebody said I am the most popular person in Arizona because I am speaking the truth.

Donald Trump

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

The fact that free men persist in the search for the truth is the essential difference between Communism and Democracy.

Robert Kennedy

In truth, the world is now a seamless web from which no nation, large or small, young or old, can disassociate itself. Every attitude and every action of every nation can affect the welfare and security of every other nation around the globe.

Robert Kennedy

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

Buddha

The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.

Buddha

I was born into the world as the king of truth for the salvation of the world.

Buddha

The essential truth is that sometimes you’re worried that they’ll find out it’s a fluke, that you don’t really have it. You’ve lost the muse or – the worst dread – you never had it at all. I went through all that madness early on.

Robin Williams

Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.

Elie Wiesel

The words of truth are simple.

Aeschylus

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wisdom is found only in truth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Thomas Paine

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.

Thomas Paine

As long as the people don’t fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn’t stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful… but so frightening.

Alice Walker

If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.

Epictetus

The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking.

Wayne Dyer

The truth is that you can only come to know God when you give up the past and the future in your mind and merge totally into the now, because God is always here now.

Wayne Dyer

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

Carl Jung

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

Carl Jung

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

We shall probably get nearest to the truth if we think of the conscious and personal psyche as resting upon the broad basis of an inherited and universal psychic disposition which is as such unconscious, and that our personal psyche bears the same relation to the collective psyche as the individual to society

Carl Jung

A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire.

Viktor E. Frankl

The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Leonardo da Vinci

The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of man’s basic freedoms and rights require courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act – and if necessary, to suffer and die – for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and unremedied.

Haile Selassie

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.

Oprah Winfrey

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

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

A lot of guys go, ‘Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.’ I tell ’em, ‘I don’t know any.’ They want me to make one up. I don’t make ’em up. I don’t even know when I say it. They’re the truth. And it is the truth. I don’t know.

Yogi Berra

The truth is, I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves.

Marilyn Monroe

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.

Audre Lorde

Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.

Albert Camus

We’ve used up a lot of bullets. And we talk about stimulus. But the truth is, we’re running a federal deficit that’s 9 percent of GDP. That is stimulative as all get out. It’s more stimulative than any policy we’ve followed since World War II.

Warren Buffett

You don’t have to be scared of me, because I am loyal. Why are people so scared of creative ideas and so scared of truth? All I want to do is do good.

Kanye West

The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.

Michelle Obama

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

My family didn’t have a lot of money, so I worked my heart out to get my degrees. But the minute I graduated, suddenly everyone was asking me, ‘Well, when are you going to get married and start having kids?’ And the truth is I had no idea how I would balance the expected role of wife and mother with a challenging career.

Michelle Obama

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

Harry S Truman

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

Harry S Truman

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.

Harry S Truman

When we value correct principles, we have truth – a knowledge of things as they are.

Stephen Covey

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

Charles Spurgeon

The revealed Word awakened me, but it was the preached Word that saved me, and I must ever attach peculiar value to the hearing of the truth, for by it I received the joy and peace in which my soul delights.

Charles Spurgeon

After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory.

Charles Spurgeon

To feel not only submitted but willing to be anything or nothing as the Lord wills it – this is, in truth, to sing a song to our Well Beloved.

Charles Spurgeon

I had practiced with the team, and the first scheduled game was with the University of Missouri. T hey made it quite clear to the Army that they would not play a team with a black player on it. Instead of telling me the truth, the Army gave me leave to go home.

Jackie Robinson

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

Pablo Picasso

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

Samuel Johnson

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

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

Samuel Johnson

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

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

Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.

Samuel Johnson

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

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in 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

Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.

Isaac Newton

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.

Isaac Newton

If anyone offers conjectures about the truth of things from the mere possibility of hypotheses, I do not see by what stipulation anything certain can be determined in any science, since one or another set of hypotheses may always be devised which will appear to supply new difficulties.

Isaac Newton

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

Isaac Newton

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

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

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Time discovers truth.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Soren Kierkegaard

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

To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.

Victor Hugo

We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.

William James

Truth is what works.

William James

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

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

It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases.

George Santayana

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

George Santayana

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

George Santayana

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

Lewis Carroll

Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.

Bill Gates

The truth of Moore’s law has made remarkable things possible. On the software side, I think natural user interfaces in all their forms are equally significant.

Bill Gates

There are websites that any government wants to block. The truth about the Internet is that it’s extremely hard to block anything – extremely hard. You’ll never get perfect blocking.

Bill Gates

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

Walter Scott

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

Aldous Huxley

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

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.

ldous Huxley

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.

Aldous Huxley

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

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

Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same.

Blaise Pascal

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

Blaise Pascal

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

Blaise Pascal

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

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.

Blaise Pascal

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

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

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

Blaise Pascal

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

Blaise Pascal

Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.

Marquis de Sade

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

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.

John Locke

One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.

John Locke

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.

John Locke

The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.

John Locke

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.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Man has throughout the ages been seeking something beyond himself, beyond material welfare – something we call truth or God or reality, a timeless state – something that cannot be disturbed by circumstances, by thought or by human corruption.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Can the mind see the truth of its own incapacity to know the unknown? Surely if I see very clearly that my mind cannot know the unknown, there is absolute quietness.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Truth is a pathless land.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Truth cannot be brought down; rather, the individual must make the effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountaintop to the valley. If you would attain to the mountaintop, you must pass through the valley, climb the steeps, unafraid of the dangerous precipices.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

Ayn Rand

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

William Blake

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

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

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.

William Butler Yeats

Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.William Butler Yeats

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.

Benjamin Disraeli

I would prefer to just continue to speak about truth and to speak about what makes sense.

Ben Carson

Sometimes we look at gay being a bigger sin than being proud or not telling the truth. I don’t think God categorizes sins.

Joel Osteen

The truth is, somebody is always talking about you, so you have to let it go… if it’s not a part of your God-given destiny.

Joel Osteen

That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquillity.

Rumi

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.

William Tecumseh Sherman

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

Leo Tolstoy

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Jean-Paul Sartre

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.

Coco Chanel

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.

Maimonides

If men possessed wisdom, which stands in the same relation to the form of man as the sight to the eye, they would not cause any injury to themselves or to others; for the knowledge of truth removes hatred and quarrels, and prevents mutual injuries.

Maimonides

Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary ‘real’ world.

J. R. R. Tolkien

That’s another hallmark of truth, is that it snaps things together. People write to me all the time and say it’s as if things were coming together in my mind. It’s like the Platonic idea that all learning was remembering. You have a nature, and when you feel that nature articulated, it’s it’s like the act of snapping the puzzle pieces together.

Jordan Peterson

Part of the reason there’s an injunction to the truth, for example, is that if you’re in a circumstance of extreme uncertainty, your best weapon, let’s say, or your best tool or your best defense is the truth, because it keeps things simpler.

Jordan Peterson

Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth… That’s the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life.

Jordan Peterson

We’re so immaturely cynical as a culture. We’re not wise enough to look at an institution like marriage and to really things about what it means and what it signifies. It signifies a place where people can tie the ropes of their lives together so that they’re stronger. It signifies a place where people can tell the truth to one another.

Jordan Peterson

The Lord gave me ‘Sojourner,’ because I was to travel up an’ down the land, showin’ the people their sins an’ bein’ a sign unto them. Afterwards, I told the Lord I wanted another name ’cause everybody else had two names, and the Lord gave me ‘Truth,’ because I was to declare the truth to people.

Sojourner Truth

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.

George Eliot

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.

George Eliot

I was sure I’d set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me to realize the truth – that I hadn’t set the world on fire, and I was totally unprepared to handle the consequences if ‘The Big Trail’ had been a success and launched me as a star.

John Wayne

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Francis Bacon

Science is but an image of the truth.

Francis Bacon

What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.

Francis Bacon

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

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

Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.

Louis Farrakhan

There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.

Louis Farrakhan

Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.

Joyce Meyer

Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.

Joyce Meyer

I tell people, and it’s the truth, I could sit in my garage for a week and it won’t make me a car. And you can sit in church till your bottom is flat and that won’t make you a servant of Christ.

Joyce Meyer

There is no hope of anyone going to Heaven unless they believe this truth I am presenting. You cannot go to Heaven unless you believe with all your heart that Jesus took your place in Hell.

Joyce Meyer

The truth is God created us to have relationship with us. He wants to love us and take care of us, and He wants us to love Him. That’s where our walk with Christ has to start.

Joyce Meyer

I was in my late thirties when my eyes were opened to truth in God’s Word that showed me I wasn’t living the abundant life Jesus died for me to have. I had a very negative mindset and was miserable most of the time because of the abuse I had experienced throughout my childhood.

Joyce Meyer

Because my dad abused me, I was determined to never let a man tell me what to do. God clearly showed me that I needed to be a submissive wife if I wanted to be effective in ministry. The truth is, if we don’t learn to submit to authority, we won’t ever learn to submit to God.

Joyce Meyer

If you want to become fully mature in the Lord, you must learn to love truth. Otherwise, you will always leave open a door of deception for the enemy to take what is meant to be yours.

Joyce Meyer

Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things aren’t happening.

Joyce Meyer

Sadly, the truth is, there aren’t many people who can be put in high positions who won’t start thinking highly of themselves.

Joyce Meyer

The great quest of life has always been to discover truth.

Joyce Meyer

The truth is, anyone can start projects. The world is full of just-started projects that looked great at the time but were never completed.

Joyce Meyer

The truth is, if we don’t learn to submit to authority, we won’t ever learn to submit to God.Joyce Meyer

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

.Rabindranath Tagore

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

.Rabindranath Tagore

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

.Rabindranath Tagore

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

.Rabindranath Tagore

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

.Rabindranath Tagore

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

.Rabindranath Tagore

If now isn’t a good time for the truth I don’t see when we’ll get to it.

Nikki Giovanni

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

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

Charles Dickens

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

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

Alexander Pope

‘Billboard’ needs to tell the truth, shake things up.

Prince

It gets embarrassing to say something untrue because you put it online and everyone knows about it, so it’s better to tell the truth.

Prince

Sometimes ideas are coming so fast that I have to stop doing one song to get another. But I don’t forget the first one. If it works, it will always be there. It’s like the truth: it will find you and lift you up. And if it ain’t right, it will dissolve like sand on the beach.

Prince

Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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

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

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

Virginia Woolf

What is Truth ?

In modern contexts truth is often defined as an idea of “truth to oneself” or authenticity. Truth is often defined as “truth to oneself” or “truth to oneself.”

Truth is usually considered to be contrary to falsehood, which can therefore suggest logical, factual or ethical significance as well. In many fields, including philosophy , literature, theology and research, the idea of reality is explored and debated.

The conception is used as a basis for many human activities and their nature as a concept is not discussed, but most of them are in science, law, journalism and everyday life.

Many thinkers consider the concept of truth as universal and can not be clarified in any words easier to grasp than the concept of truth itself. To some, truth is seen as the correspondence between language and an independent reality, sometimes known as the theory of correspondence.

Different truth theories and views among scientists, philosophers and theologians continue to be debated. Language is a means by which people transmit knowledge.

A criterion of truth is the method used to establish whether something is truth. Various positions exist on issues such as the truth: what is the truthful that truth bears; how can truth be defined, identified, and distinguished; what roles do the truth and the empirical knowledge play; and whether or not truth can be subjective (i.e., relative truth vs. absolute truth)