Truth - Quotes & Sayings

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The object of the superior man is truth.

Confucius

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.

Aesop

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

Winston Churchill

There's nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth.

Alice Cary

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

Mark Twain

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Each person does see the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth. We're all limited by our perspective.

Siri Hustvedt

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

W. Clement Stone

Facts are many, but the truth is one.

Rabindranath Tagore

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

Wallace Stevens

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde

People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.

Don Miguel Ruiz

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

George Washington

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.

Abu Bakr

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Winston Churchill

The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.

Brene Brown

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

Buddha

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

Benjamin Disraeli

The only passion that guides me is for the truth... I look at everything from this point of view.

Che Guevara

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Aldous Huxley

Everyone with a cell phone thinks they're a photographer. Everyone with a laptop thinks they're a journalist. But they have no training, and they have no idea of what we keep to in terms of standards, as in what's far out and what's reality. And they have no dedication to truth.

Helen Thomas

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

Mark Twain

It's in literature that true life can be found. It's under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.

Gao Xingjian

The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. It sometimes causes us difficulties at home and abroad. It is sometimes used by our enemies in attempts to hurt us. But the American people are entitled to it, nonetheless.

John McCain

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no truth. There is only perception.

Gustave Flaubert

The thing about the truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.

Conor McGregor

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

Isaac Newton

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

Galileo Galilei

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

Harry S Truman

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

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.

Louis Aragon

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

Simone de Beauvoir

A lot of truth is said in jest.

Eminem

You don't learn from successes; you don't learn from awards; you don't learn from celebrity; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures. And that's the truth.

Jane Fonda

There's just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.

Frank Ocean

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

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.

Otto von Bismarck

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

Buddha

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

Hannah Arendt

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

William Shenstone

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.

Walter Cronkite

Humans believe so many lies because we aren't aware. We ignore the truth or we just don't see the truth. When we are educated, we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog that doesn't allow us to perceive the truth, what really is.

Don Miguel Ruiz

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

Simone de Beauvoir

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Mahatma Gandhi

The biggest thing is the heart. If you find the heart in what you do, if it's stage work, set work, modeling, you find the heart of it, that's where the truth actually stems from. Our true personality shines from within.

Jamie Brewer