Truth Quotes

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.

Slovenian Proverb

Football is not a game but a religion, a metaphysical island of fundamental truth in a highly verbalized, disguised society, a throwback of 30,000 generations of anthropological time.

Arnold Mandell

Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.

Arthur Miller

It is not only my right and my privilege to walk in the abundance God has for me, it is my responsibility...just as it is my responsibility to live the rest of my truth

Jan Denise

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior

In time of war the first casualty is truth.

Boake Carter

In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.

Publilius Syrus

To know the truth of history is to realize its ultimate myth and its inevitable ambiguity.

Roy P. Basler

False history gets made all day, any day,the truth of the new is never on the news.

Adrienne Rich

Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truth, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned.

William Butler Yeats

In Afghanistan, this is the problem, because everybody holds a piece of that mirror, and they all look at it and claim that they hold the entire truth.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The mountains, rivers, earth, grasses, trees, and forests are always emanating a subtle, precious light, day and night, always emanating a subtle, precious sound, demonstrating and expounding to all people the unsurpassed ultimate truth.

Yuan-Sou

Those who do not hate their own selfishness and regard themselves as more important than the rest of the world are blind because the truth lies elsewhere

Blaise Pascal

Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth

Henry Louis Mencken

A person should go out on the water on a fine day to a small distance from a beautiful coast, if he would see Nature really smile. Never does she look so delightful, as when the sun is brightly reflected by the water, while the waves are gently rippling, and the prospect receives life and animation from the glancing transit of an occasional row-boat, and the quieter motion of a few small vessels. But the land must be well in sight; not only for its own sake, but because the immensity and awfulness of a mere sea-view would ill accord with the other parts of the glittering and joyous scene. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth

Two Brothers

If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.

John Cleese

What is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.

Buddha

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times he will pick himself up and carry on.

Winston Churchill

The duty of criticism is neither to depreciate nor dignify by partial representations, but to hold out the light of reason, whatever it may discover; and to promulgate the determinations of truth, whatever she shall dictate

Samuel Johnson

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Henry David Thoreau

Ignorance is less remote from the truth than prejudice.

Denis Diderot

Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.

Hans Urs von Balthasar
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