Truth Quotes

Truth is a naked and open daylight, that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candlelights.

Francis Bacon

Truth, as Bergson knew, is a hard apple, whether one is throwing it or catching it.

Donald Barthelme

Truth is simple. They who say that truth is complicated deceive themselves, and the truth is not in them.

Henri Barbusse

The more any man is in the contemplation of truth, the more fairer and firmer impression is made upon his heart by truth.

Thomas Brooks

If you are truthful you will survive. If you lie you shall perish.

al-Walid, Khalid ibn

The LAPD has suppressed the truth and it has now lead to deadly consequences.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over. Suppressing the truth will leave to deadly consequences for you and your family.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

I have followed after the truth, across this windy planet upon which every person is nourished by one or another lie.

James Branch Cabell

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.

George Canning

I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of first introducing it into minds which were ignorant of its charms.

Giacomo Casanova

Knowing something may be a terrible burden to bear, but it holds no danger to them as arent afraid of truth.

Orson Scott Card

I believe in everything that seems true to me right now. I just refuse to be surprised when some of those things I believe in now turn out to be false later.

Orson Scott Card

Truth consists not in never lying but in knowing when to lie and when not to do so.

Samuel Butler

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

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

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

James Branch Cabell

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

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

Thomas Carlyle

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

For truth is precious and divine, Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.

Samuel Butler

There were to be no short cuts to the truth. Instead he would have to adopt a longer, but a reasonably sure method. There would have to be conversation. Much conversation. For in the long run, either through a lie, or through truth, people were bound to give themselves away...

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.

Paulo Coelho

Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.

Joseph Conrad

No virtue ever was founded on a lie. The truth, then, at all risks and costs the truth from the beginning. Make a clean breast to whomsoever you need to make it, and then face the world.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

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