57 Quotes About Truth

Quotes About Truth

1. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. – Marcus Aurelius

2. Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. – Albert Einstein

3. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

4. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

5. A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. – Winston Churchill

6. I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. – Abraham Lincoln

7. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth not going all the way, and not starting. – Buddha

8. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

9. The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. – Winston Churchill

10. In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. – Albert Einstein

11. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. – Mahatma Gandhi

12. If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. – Albert Einstein

13. In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act. – George Orwell

14. Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde

15. An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. – Mahatma Gandhi

16. If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. – C. S. Lewis

17. Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear. – Mahatma Gandhi

18. It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. – Mark Twain

19. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. – Arthur Schopenhauer

20. Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth. – Swami Vivekananda

21. Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it. – Mark Twain

22. I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. – Malcolm X

23. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Henry David Thoreau

24. There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. – Maya Angelou

25. The truth is rarely pure and never simple. – Oscar Wilde

26. Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. – Khalil Gibran

27. All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. – Bruce Lee

28. The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. – John F. Kennedy

29. Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

30. Reason is the natural order of truth but imagination is the organ of meaning. – C. S. Lewis

31. Half a truth is often a great lie. – Benjamin Franklin

32. Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light. – George Washington

33. On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. – Friedrich Nietzsche

34. Tell the children the truth. – Bob Marley

35. Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. – Swami Vivekananda

36. Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth. – Aristotle

37. A lot of truth is said in jest. – Eminem

38. The words of truth are always paradoxical. – Lao Tzu

39. All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered the point is to discover them. – Galileo Galilei

40. Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. – Horace Mann

41. All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses. – Friedrich Nietzsche

42. The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. – James A. Garfield

43. I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. – H. L. Mencken

44. Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant. – Edgar Allan Poe

45. Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. – Voltaire

46. Light is the symbol of truth. – James Russell Lowell

47. I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours. – Hunter S. Thompson

48. The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth. – Albert Camus

49. If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. – Hunter S. Thompson

50. A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. – Albert Camus

51. All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie. – Bob Dylan

52. ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. – John Keats

53. Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. – Benjamin Disraeli

54. Peace if possible, truth at all costs. – Martin Luther

55. A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent. – John Calvin

56. I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

57. A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. – William Blake

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