category-Truth Quotes

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

Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.

Roland Barthes

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

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.

Charles A. Dana

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.

Joseph Joubert

Opinions are made to be changed -or how is truth to be got at?

Lord Byron

Some `advanced thinkers' are of the opinion that anyone who differs from the conventional opinion must be in the right. This is a delusion; if it were not, truth would be easier to come by than it is

Bertrand Russel

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.

John Stuart Mill

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding

Joseph Addison

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone

We have art in order not to die of the truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul

Pythagoras

There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.

Richard Bach

Truth is the glue that holds government together.

Gerald R. Ford

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

Carl G. Jung

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.

Aldous Huxley

The truth hurts like a thorn at first; but in the end it blossoms like a rose.

Samuel Ha-Nagid C.900

If you shut your door to all errors, truth will be shut out.

Rabindranath Tagor 1861

The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by truth makes it circuitous and conventional

Walter Savage Landor

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