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546 Greatest Quotes About Truth


There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie. Franz Kafka
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. Ernest Hemingway
To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues. John Locke
I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit. Bill Hicks
Slender certainty is better than portentous falsehood. Leonardo da Vinci
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. Mark Twain
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear. Mahatma Gandhi
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. Blaise Pascal
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Unknown
Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories. Elie Wiesel
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell
Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. Voltaire
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. Isaac Newton
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. Benjamin Disraeli
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Henry David Thoreau
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. Fyodor Dostoevsky
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me. Isaac Newton
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. Virginia Woolf
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. Albert Einstein
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie. Aldous Huxley
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth. John Keats
If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible. Epictetus
There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth. Friedrich Nietzsche
The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept. George Carlin
When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear. Thomas Sowell
Not everyone can see the truth, but he can be it. Franz Kafka
Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. Coco Chanel
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. Plato
The real question is: How much truth can I stand? Friedrich Nietzsche
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything. Oscar Wilde
If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain! Adolf Hitler
Art is not truth; art is the lie which makes us see the truth. Pablo Picasso
Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards. Lewis Carroll
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. Thomas Paine
Life's short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts. Amy Winehouse
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. Swami Vivekananda
Everything I wrote was true because I believed what I saw. Jack Kerouac
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
Who lies for you will lie against you. John Locke
One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant. John Locke
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story. Margaret Thatcher
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. Oscar Wilde
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei