Truth Quotes

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

The pursuit of truth is chimerical. That is why it is so hard to say what truth is. There is no permanent absolute unchangeable truth; what we should pursue is the most convenient arrangement of our ideas.

Samuel Butler

Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fastly misled us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no timepieces so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.

Colton

Cheaters must get some credit before they can cozen, and all falsehood, if not founded in some truth, would not be fixed in any belief.

Thomas Fuller

Can there be a more horrible object in existence than an eloquent man not speaking the truth?

Thomas Carlyle

The most dire of all of life's grueling deceptions wedge themselves in in our minds between truth and perceptions.

Wes Fessler

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

Albert Einstein

The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history or fiction. It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science.

Rachel Louise Carson

I have always found women difficult. I don't really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.

Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland,

The realization that life is absurd and cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.

Albert Camus

I do not have much liking for the too famous existential philosophy, and, to tell the truth, I think its conclusions false.

Albert Camus

To me, the truth is what actually happened. Yet it is impossible to know anything approaching the whole truth about past events. Even the people living them could not possibly understand. That truth is always out of reach.

Orson Scott Card

You touch on a disheartening truth. People never want to be told anything they do not believe already.

James Branch Cabell

They tell me that truth lies somewhere at the bottom of a well, and at virtually the door of our home is a most notable if long dried well. Our location is thus quite favorable, if we but keep patience.

James Branch Cabell

The theatre is supremely fitted to say: Behold! These things are. Yet most dramatists employ it to say: This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.

Thornton Wilder

Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything, you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man.

Bertrand Russell

The way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope. When the Verities become acrobats we can judge them.

Oscar Wilde

It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.

John Ruskin

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.

Horace Mann

If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point.

Ezra Pound

Error is the force that welds men together; truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.

Charles Darwin

The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.

Georg Brandes

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

Swami Vivekananda
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