Truth Quotes

There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your truth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself. "It all depends on me."

Andre Gide 1869

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.

Thomas Merton

The man who speaks the truth is always at ease.

Persian Proverb xxxx

Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries.

Sir Henry Wotton

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

Henry David Thoreau

Nothing gives us rest but the sincere search for truth.

Blaise Pascal 1623

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

Winsont Churchill

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

Virginia Woolf

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.

Martin Luther King

Every truth we see is one to give to the world, not to keep to ourselves alone.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth.

Johann Georg von Zmmermann

The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world

Max Born

Have I done anything for society? I have then done more for myself. Let that question and truth be always present to thy mind, and work without cessation.

William G. Simms

There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.

Thomas Jefferson

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.

Kahlil Gibran

Art-speech is the only truth. An artist is usually a damned liar, but his art, if it be art, will tell you the truth of his day. And that is all that matters. Away with eternal truth.

D.H. Lawrence

The fact that there is a general belief in a future life is no evidence of its truth

Clarence Darrow

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, Adversity is the first path to truth

Lord Byron

Adversity is the first path to truth; He who hath proved war, storm, or woman's rage, Whether his winters be eighteen or eighty, Has won the experience which is deemed so weighty

Lord Byron

Whatever sympathy I feel towards religions, whatever admiration for some of their adherents, whatever historical or biological necessity I see in them, whatever metaphorical truth, I cannot accept them as credible explanations of reality; and they are incredible to me in proportion to the degree that they require my belief in positive human attributes and intervenient powers in their divinities.

John Fowles

[W]e all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.

Margaret Guenther

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

Henry Ward Beecher

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.

Pearl S Buck

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth ... The trite subjects of human efforts - possessions, outward success, luxury - have always seemed to me contemptible.

Albert Einstein 1879
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