Truth Quotes About Relationships, Life, Telling Truth, Scientific Truth

Truth Quotes About Relationships, Life, Telling Truth, Scientific 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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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
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