Truth Quotes

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

William Faulkner

Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.

Salman Rushdie

The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.

Charles Caleb Colton

He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.

Tryon Edwards

There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.

John Masefield

Our intellect is not the most subtle, the most powerful, the most appropriate, instrument for revealing the truth. It is life that, little by little, example by example, permits us to see that what is most important to our heart, or to our mind, is learned not by reasoning but through other agencies. Then it is that the intellect, observing their superiority, abdicates its control to them upon reasoned grounds and agrees to become their collaborator and lackey.

Marcel Proust

Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things.

Edwin Percy Whipple

For two years living in a neutral country I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth.

John Amery

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.

Moses Ben Maimon Maimonides

I don't believe the truth will ever be known, and I have a great contempt for history.

Gen. George Meade

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

Hannah Arendt

A person may desire to live for hundreds of years if he works according to this truth because that sort of work will not bind him to the law of karma. And there is no alternative to this way for man.

Sri Ishopanishad, Mantra Two

What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

You can never become a great man or woman until you have overcome anxiety, worry, and fear. It is impossible for an anxious person, a worried one, or a fearful one to perceive truth; all things are distorted and thrown out of their proper relations by such mental states, and those who are in them cannot read the thoughts of God

Wallace D. Wattles

A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.

Robert Kiyosaki

Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.

William Penn

The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.

Marcellinus Ammianus

Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there.

Clarence W. Hall

The importance of humility. We need the humility to know that truth can be ephemeral, that this can be but one version of the truth.

Ken Auletta

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

Martin Luther

Loyalty is the pledge of truth to oneself and others.

Ada Velez-Boardley

Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you.

Katherine Anne Porter

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.

Confucius
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