category-Truth Quotes

Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong

Thomas Jefferson

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

Speak the truth by all means; be bold and fearless in your rebuke of error, and in your keener rebuke of wrongdoing; but be human, and loving, and gentle, and brotherly, the while.

W N Punshon

Say not, 'I have found THE truth,' but rather, 'I have found A truth.'

Kahlil Gibran 1883

Love truth, and pardon error.

Voltaire

It takes two to speak the truth one to speak, and another to hear.

Henry David Thoreau

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 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 is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers M.

Scott Peck

Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.

Benjamin Disraeli

The words of truth are always paradoxical.

Lao-Tze 604BC

Men who content themselves with the semblance of truth, and a display of words, talk much of our obligations to Great Britain for protection. Had she a single eye to our advantage? A nation of shopkeepers are very seldom so disinterested.

Samuel Adams

I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And by the way, in the the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation. That your Sex are Naturally Tyrannical is a Truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute, but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up the harsh title of Master for the more tender and endearing one of Friend. Why, then, not put it out of the power of the vicious and the Lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity with impunity? Men of Sense in all Ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your sex; regard us then as Beings placed by Providence under your protection, and in imitation of the Supreme Being make use of that power only for our happiness.

Abigail Adams

A play is fiction and fiction is fact distilled into truth.

Albee, Edward

Truth does not consist in minute accuracy of detail; but in conveying a right impression.

Henry Alford

Fair and balanced is doublespeak for bite-out-chunks-of-truth until only irrelevancy is left, byte-sized, entertaining irrelevancy.

Larisa Alexandrovna

And so they lived many happy years, and the promised tasks were accomplished. Yet long afterward, when all had passed away into distant memory, there were many who wondered whether King Taran, Queen Eilonwy, and their companions had indeed walked the earth, or whether they had been no more than dreams in a tale set down to beguile children. And, in time, only the bards knew the truth of it.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

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