Truth Quotes

Among the numberless contradictions in our nature, hardly any is more glaring than this, between our sensitiveness to the slightest disgrace which we fancy cast upon us from without, and our callousness to what is wrong in ourselves. In truth, they who are the most sensitive to the one are often the most callous to the other.


Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Ansel Adams

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.

Abdolkarim Soroush

A truth that's told with bad intention beats all the lies you can invent.

William Blake

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.

Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De

Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness

Henry David Thoreau

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.

Robert G. Menzies

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

Thomas Moore

Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann

A play is fiction and fiction is fact distilled into truth.

Edward Albee

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

Mark Twain

For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.

Marie de France

Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.

Mason Cooley

A civilized society is one that exhibits the five qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art and peace.

Alfred North Whitehead
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