Truth Quotes

Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.

Nadine Gordimer

Knowing yourself is not so much about introspection and interaction. To know yourself is to realize that you are more than the little self that has been given to you by your history — the pattern that others made — that your true self is, in truth, much larger and includes other people, other cultures, other species even. That life is less about being and more about interbeing. We come to know ourselves, then, through coming to know each other. And the deeper that knowledge, the richer and more creative t he world we build together

Danny Martin

Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth

Anna Jameson

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.

Tryon Edwards

Thrasymachus sees that Socrates does not respect the city. He sees the truth about Socrates, but he cannot, at least in the beginning, appreciate him. The others appreciate him, but partly because they are blind to what is most important to him.

Allan David Bloom

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite

Edward Albee

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Kahlil Gibran

Embellish truth only with a view to gain it the more full and free admission into your hearer's minds; and your ornaments will, in that case, be simple, masculine, natural.

Hugh Blair

As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth.

William Hazlitt

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.

Roland Barthes

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.

Hannah Arendt

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth

George Carlin

I guess truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything that can happen to you.

Will Rogers

Photography is truth. And cinema is truth twenty-four times a second.

Jean-Luc Godard

The object of the superior man is truth.

Confucius

As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth

William Hazlitt

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.

Abraham Maslow

Yes, it is a truth that for a good man, honored, beloved, useful, with all around him that God ever gives to His children here; nay, with all that God could give him of earth, it would be " gain " to die. Heaven is a better, a happier, a more desirable world than this is or can be.

Albert Barnes

All photos are accurate. None of them is the truth.

Richard Avedon

A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In most natural scenes there is a prevailing colour, which the landscape painter must learn to identify, and which must prevail also in a slightly exaggerated form, in his painting, for the sake of truth, harmony and unity.

Walter J. Phillips

Harmony with nature will bring you a happiness known to few city dwellers. In the company of other truth seekers it will be easier for you to meditate and think of God.

Paramahansa Yogananda

A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.

Stephen Leacock
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