Truth Quotes

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Cautiousness in judgment is nowadays to be recommended to each and every one: if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; Thats all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.

William Butler Yeats

If a man is in too big a hurry to give up an error he is liable to give up some truth with it.

Wilbur Wright

Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in truth Is a supremely successful day.

Vernon Howard

No virtue ever was founded on a lie. The truth, then, at all risks and costs the truth from the beginning. Make a clean breast to whomsoever you need to make it, and then face the world.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Let go the lure The striving to unmake; Behold the truth Whenever heart may ache There is a glory In a great mistake.

Nathalia Clara Ruth Crane

Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice.

John Locke

Obstinacy is the strength of the weak. Firmness founded upon principle, upon the truth and right, order and law, duty and generosity, is the obstinacy of sages.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Veracity does not consist in saying, but in the intention of communicating truth.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The future is of our own making and (for me) the most striking characteristic of the century is just that development, that maturing of our consciousness which should open our eyes to that truth.

Joseph Conrad

I can't tell if a straw ever saved a drowning man, but I know that a mere glance is enough to make despair pause. For in truth we who are creatures of impulse are not creatures of despair.

Joseph Conrad

What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe.

Blaise Pascal

The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.

William Sloane Coffin
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