category-Truth Quotes

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.

Spanish proverb

Someone once said that every form of government has one characteristic peculiar to it and if that characteristic is lost, the government will fall. In a monarchy, it is affection and respect for the royal family. If that is lost the monarch is lost. In a dictatorship, it is fear. If the people stop fearing the dictator he'll lose power. In a representative government such as ours, it is virtue. If virtue goes, the government fails. Are we choosing paths that are politically expedient and morally questionable? Are we in truth losing our virtue? . . . If so, we may be nearer the dustbin of history than we realize.

Ronald Reagan

After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.

Helene Deutsch

The truth is that a vast restructuring of our society is needed if remedies are to become available to the average person. Without that restructuring the good will that holds society together will be slowly dissipated. . . . It is that sense of futility which permeates the present series of protests and dissents. Where there is a persistent sense of futility, there is violence; and that is where we are today.

William Orville Douglas

Reason is the slow and torturous method by which those who do not know the truth discover it.

Blaise Pascal

There is no traitor like him whose domestic treason plants the poniard within the breast that trusted to his truth.

Lord Byron

The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.

Stella Adler

Paradox with him was only truth standing on its head to attract attention.

Earl Warren

The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart.

John Grierson

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Thomas Jefferson

Errors, to be dangerous, must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.

Sydney Smith

Error is a hardy plant; it flourisheth in every coil; In the heart of the wise and good, alike with the wicked and foolish; For there is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth.

Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Truth is immortal; error is mortal.

Mary Baker Eddy

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
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