Truth Quotes

Science by itself has no moral dimension. But it does seek to establish truth. And upon this truth morality can be built

Dr. William H. Masters

The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it

George Santayana

It is said that truth comes from the mouths of fools and children: I wish every good mind which feels an inclination for satire would reflect that the finest satirist always has something of both in him.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth."

Dan Rather

The only kind of learning which significantly influences behavior is self-discovered or self-appropriated learning - truth that has been assimilated in experience.

Carl Rogers

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.

Unknown

A Lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth.

Patrick Murray

Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth

Sir Walter Scott

A judicious silence is always better than truth spoken without charity.

Saint Francis de Sales

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.

Sara Teasdale

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.

Buddha

If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism

Thomas Jefferson

Bad science and bad religion simply swap roles, the former proclaiming Truth, the latter worshiping Doubt

Jeffrey Satinover

Truth, self control, asceticism, generosity, non-injury, constancy in virtue these are the means of success, not caste or family.

Mahabharata

Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Alfred North Whitehead

This administration misled a nation into war by cherry-picking intelligence and stretching the truth beyond recognition.

Senator John Kerry

Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence.

James Cone

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.

Alfred Adler

Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth. But we seem to have no other.

Ivy Compton-Burnett

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.

Charles Pierce

Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last.

Greg Evans

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves

Abraham J. Heschel

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

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.

Barbara Kingsolver
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