category-Truth Quotes

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.

Stephen Leacock

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than from the arguments of its opposers

William Penn

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing

John Locke

Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

Dorothy Parker

Cease all interference in the religion, society, politics, and governance of the Muslims world. And leave us alone to establish the Islamic shura state, which will unite the Muslims of Earth in truth and justice.

Azzam the American

So, I think thatís the centerpiece of morality: Donít lie. But to do that, you have to go a step further and find out what the truth is. You know, itís easy to say, ěIíll never tell a lie.î But if you say, ěIím going to speak the truth,î youíre going to have to work damn hard to find out what the truth is. The next thing is just plain, old, simple kindness: to other people, to your family. Love for other people. I think thatís another very important part of morality, being genuinely compassionate and concerned about the feelings and well being of other people, especially those that depend on you directly.

George McGovern

Tell your friend a lie. If he keeps it secret, then tell him the truth.

Portuguese Proverb

It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

Virginia Woolf

A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life

Winston Churchill

It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

Virginia Woolf

Light is the symbol of truth.

James Russell Lowell

In the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.

Sherwood Anderson

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.

Albert Pike

For the trouble with lying and decieving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.

Hannah Arendt

Two people sat talking in a small room for several weeks, and things started happening. They began thinking about each other; one would dream about the other; they copied each other's mannerisms. What was it really all about? She liked to think she had a firm hold on the reins at all times, but the truth was that often she was just along for the ride.

Lisa Alther

A revelation, that may be supposed to be really of the institution of God, must also be supposed to be perfectly consistent or uniform, and to be able to stand the test of truth; therefore such pretended revelations, as are tendered to us as the contrivance of heaven, which do not bear that test, we may be morally certain, was either originally a deception, or has since, by adulteration become spurious. Reason therefore must be the standard by which we determine the respective claims of revelation; for otherwise we may as well subscribe to the divinity of the one as of the other, or to the whole of them, or to none at all.

Ethan Allen

Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.

Frank A. Clark

Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.

Will Rogers

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.

Joseph Conrad

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

William Faulkner

Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.

Salman Rushdie

The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.

Charles Caleb Colton

He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.

Tryon Edwards

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

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