Truth Quotes

Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.

D.H. Lawrence

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies

Pietro Aretino

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right.

Maya Angelou

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.

George Bernard Shaw

The city of truth cannot be built on the swampy ground of skepticism.

Albert Schweitzer

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha

Serious misfortunes, originating in misrepresentation, frequently flow and spread before they can be dissipated by truth.

GEORGE WASHINGTON

Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.

George Bancroft

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life? He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful? No indeed.

Plato

We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.

Denis Diderot

The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.

Max Born

Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness.

Martin Luther King Jr

The truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement.

John Maxwell

Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.

D. H. Lawrence

Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.

ERICH FROMM

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

C.S. Lewis

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

Blaise Pascal

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Thomas Jefferson

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.

Sir Francis Bacon

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.

George Bernard Shaw

Silence is the mother of Truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people

John F. Kennedy

The lawyer\'s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.

Henry David Thoreau
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