Truth Quotes

If you want to ruin the truth, stretch it.

Unknown

I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse.

Oscar Wilde

When being dishonest, people can still tell the truth. Be mindful of the treacherous that do not lie.

Parslow, Eric

The truth needs so little rehearsal.

Barbara Kingsolver

When truth is divided, errors multiply

Eli Siegel

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

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.

Martin Luther

When photography was invented it was thought to be an equivalent to truth, it was truth with a capital "T".

Vicki Goldberg

Photography is truth.

Jean-Luc Godard

If a seperate personal Paradise exists for each of us mine must irreparably be planted with trees of words which the wind silvers like poplars, by people who see their confiscated justice given back, and by birds that even in the midst of the truth of death insist on singing in Greek and saying, eros, eros, eros.

Odysseas Elytis

Truth is inner harmony.

Walther Rathenau

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

George Herbert

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

Michel Leiris

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife

Jane Austen

Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time

Sara Paddison

We can always get along better by reason and love of truth than by worry of conscience and remorse. Harmful are these, and evil.

Baruch Spinoza

When we discover that the truth is already in us, we are all at once our original selves.

Dogen

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

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

Virginia Woolf

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

Soren Kierkegaard

Self is ingenious, crooked, and, governed by subtle and snaky desire, admits of endless turnings and qualifications, and the deluded worshippers of self vainly imagine that they can gratify every worldly desire, and at the same time possess the Truth

James Allen

The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.

Benjamin Haydon
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