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Truth quotes (108)
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 Aabye Kierkegaard Category: Truth
It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth ... and to see the errors and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below.
Francis Bacon Category: Truth
What is laid down ordered factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak Category: Truth
Truth is honesty in speech; honesty i s truth in action.
Millard Category: Truth
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession and therefore are most economical in its use.
Unknown Category: Truth
TRUTHFUL adj. Dumb and illiterate.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Truth
An Charlie hes my darling my darling my darling Charlie hes my darling the young Chevalier.
Robert Burns Category: Truth
Truth like a torch the more tis shook it shines.
William Hamilton Category: Truth
Truth disappears with the telling of it.
Lawrence Durrell Category: Truth
Truth is like the stars; it does not appear except from behind obscurity of the night. Truth is like all beautiful things in the world; it does not disclose its desirability except to those who first feel the influence of falsehood. Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
Kahlil Gibran Category: Truth
In this vast universe There is but one supreme truth That God is our friend! By that truth meaning is given To the remote stars the numberless centuries The long and heroic struggle of mankind ... O my Soul dare to trust this truth! Dare to rest in God's kindly arms Dare to look confidently into His face Then launch thyself into life unafraid! Knowing thou art within my Father's house That thou art surrounded by His love Thou wilt become master of fear Lord of Life conqueror even of death!
Joshua Loth Liebman Category: Truth
Plato is dear to me but dearer still is truth.
Aristotle Category: Truth
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said truth is the daughter of time.
Aulus Gellius Category: Truth
There are truths which are not for all men nor for all times.
Francois Voltaire Category: Truth
The first casualty when war comes is truth.
Hiram Johnson Category: Truth
Time is precious but truth is more precious than time.
Benjamin Disraeli Category: Truth
Truth crushed to earth shall rise again: The eternal years of God are hers; But error wounded writhes in pain and dies among his worshippers.
William Cullen Bryant Category: Truth
Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.
Edith Summerskill Category: Truth
We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn Category: Truth
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
Alfred Adler Category: Truth
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
Adolf Hitler Category: Truth
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei Category: Truth
Therefore be ye lamps unto yourselves be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those who shall be a lamp unto themselves shall betake themselves to no external refuge but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge they shall reach the topmost height.
Guatama Buddha Category: Truth
If you are out to describe the truth leave elegance to the tailor.
Albert Einstein Category: Truth
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 at Madanapalle a small village in south India. Soon after moving to Madras with his family in 1909 Krishnamurti was adopted by Mrs. Annie Besant President of the Theosophical Society. She was convinced that he was to become a great spiritual teacher. Three years later she took him to England to be educated in preparation for his future role. An organization was set up to promote this role. In 1929 after many years of questioning himself and the destiny imposed upon him Krishnamurti disbanded this organisation turning away all followers saying: Truth is a pathless land....
J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti Category: Truth
Truth is the cry of all but the game of the few.
Bishop George Berkeley Category: Truth
The most striking contradiction of our civilization is the fundamental reverence for truth which we profess and the thorough-going disregard for it which we practice.
Vilhjalmur Stefensson Category: Truth
In every truth the beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it.
Asa Philip Randolph Category: Truth
From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
Sigmund Freud Category: Truth
Truth is always exciting. Speak it then. Life is boring without it.
Pearl S. Buck Category: Truth
Is not the truth the truth?
William Shakespeare Category: Truth
We know the truth not only by the reason but by the heart.
Blaise Pascal Category: Truth
Love you know seeks to make happy rather than to be happy.
Charles William Gordon Category: Truth
Truth is the secret of eloquence and virtue the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life.
Henri-Frederic Amiel Category: Truth
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 Category: Truth
Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue the basis of moral authority: it is the highest summit of art and of life.
Henri Frederic Amiel Category: Truth
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
Charles Dickens Category: Truth
And after all what is a lie? Tis but The truth in masquerade.
Lord George Gordon Byron Category: Truth
Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth so Truth be in the field we do ingloriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple: who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?
John Milton Category: Truth
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
Dr. Samuel Johnson Category: Truth
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton Category: Truth
Speaking of Dean Inge: Usually we never know the truth. Great men take it with them to the grave. Just a few the truly great have the courage to tell it before they go.
Merrick Winn Category: Truth
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell Category: Truth
You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
Rabbi Moses ben Maimon Maimonides Category: Truth
Truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Proverb Category: Truth
They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.
Plato Category: Truth
I must stand up in search of the truth if I don't I only roll with the flow of the lie and make it stronger.
Sovereign Category: Truth
We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.
Lucretia Coffin Mott Category: Truth
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Truth
It is not because it is difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Category: Truth
By doubting we come at truth.
Marcus Tullius Cicero Category: Truth
There are two kinds of truth small truth and great truth. You can recognize a small truth because its opposite is a falsehood. The opposite of a great truth is another truth.
Niels Henrik David Bohr Category: Truth
Truth like gold is to be obtained not by its growth but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Category: Truth
Not being known doesnt stop the truth from being true.
Richard David Bach Category: Truth
It is unfortunate considering that enthusiasm moves the world that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
Arthur James Lord Balfour Category: Truth
Truth can be a dangerous thing. It is quite patient and relentless.
R. Scott Richards Category: Truth
You need not tell the truth unless to those who have a right to know it all. But let all you tell be truth.
Horace Mann Category: Truth
Nothing but truth is lovely nothing fair.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Category: Truth
A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
Frederick II the Great Category: Truth
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain Category: Truth
It is only those who do not know how to work that do not love it. To those who do it is better than play.
John H. Patterson Category: Truth
I speak the truth not my fill of it but as much as I dare speak and I dare to do so a little more as I grow old.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Category: Truth
There are only two ways of telling the complete truthanonymously and posthumously.
Thomas Sowell Category: Truth
When you have eliminated the impossible that which remains however improbable must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Category: Truth
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Herbert Sebastian Agar Category: Truth
The pursuit of truth shall set you free even if you never catch up with it.
Clarence Seward Darrow Category: Truth
I never know how much of what I say is true.
Bette Midler Category: Truth
Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.
Thomas Paine Category: Truth
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth and they never believe me.
Camillo di Cavour Category: Truth
A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.
George D. Prentice Category: Truth
In any non-trivial axiomatic system there are true theorems which cannot be proven.
Kurt Gödel Category: 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.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Category: Truth
In an examination those who do not wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.
Sir Walter Raleigh Category: Truth
Truth is a torch but a tremendous one. That is why we hurry past it shielding our eyes indeed in fear of getting burned.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Category: Truth
Truth like a torch the more it's shook it shines.
Sir William Hamilton Category: Truth
'Beauty is truth truth beauty'that is all Ye know on earth and all Ye need to know.
John Keats Category: Truth
Don't be afraid to borrow if someone else has said it well. Winston Churchill said The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end there it is. That's so well said. You could stay up all night and not think of that.
Jim Rohn Category: Truth
Truth uttered before its time is dangerous.
Mencius Category: Truth
All truth is an achievement. If you would have truth at its value go with it.
T.T. Munger Category: Truth
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Category: Truth
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright Category: Truth
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Mahatma Gandhi Category: Truth
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
Thomas Henry Huxley Category: Truth
There is nothing so powerful as truth and often nothing so strange.
Daniel Webster Category: Truth
Truths that wake To perish never.
William Wordsworth Category: Truth
There is no truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Thomas Jefferson Category: Truth
I never ask myself how I do what I do. After all how does it rain?
Pearl Mae Bailey Category: Truth
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error and another to put him in possession of truth.
John Locke Category: Truth
Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.
Aldous Huxley Category: Truth
The world is now too small for anything but the truth and too terrible for anything but brotherhood.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson Category: Truth
Theres an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny.
Irving Berlin Category: Truth
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
Malcolm X Category: Truth
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end there it is.
Sir Winston Churchill Category: Truth
Once you eliminate the impossible whatever remains no matter how improbable must be the truth.
Sherlock Holmes Category: Truth
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 Henrik Bohr Category: Truth
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost Category: Truth
Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. François de Sales Category: Truth
The greatest friend of truth is Time her greatest enemy is Prejudice And her constant companion is Humility.
Charles Caleb Colton Category: Truth
So absolutely good is truth truth never hurts The teller.
Robert Browning Category: Truth
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
Henry Louis Mencken Category: Truth
There are very few human beings who receive the truth complete and staggering by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment on a small scale by successive developments cellularly like a laborious mosaic.
Anaïs Nin Category: Truth
Say what is true although it may be bitter and displeasing to people.
Prophet Muhammad Category: Truth
When you want to fool the world tell the truth.
Otto von Bismarck Category: Truth
Champagne if you are seeking the truth is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive even reckless while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.
Henry Graham Greene Category: Truth
And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
The Bible Category: Truth
In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity in founding a family or a state or acquiring fame even we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal and need fear no change nor accident.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Truth
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 Category: Truth
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 Category: Truth