Truth Quotes

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

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

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.

Tom Stoppard

The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one's hum drum life, a life of monotonous, uninspiring commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine inner creativity.

D. T. Suzuki

No matter what verbal space you try to enclose Zen in, it resists, and spills over ... the Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.

DOUGLAS HOFSTADTER

In war, truth is the first casualty.

Aeschylus

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

Wallace Stevens

History is a great deal closer to poetry than is generally realised: in truth, I think, it is in essence the same.

A. L. Rowse

Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Praise follows truth afar off, and only overtakes her at the grave; plausibility clings to her skirts and holds her back till then

James Russell Lowell

There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil - remain detached from the great

Walter Lippmann

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.

Thomas Jefferson

Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.

Katherine Mansfield
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