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Truth quotes and quotations

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
Abraham Lincoln

There was promulgation of false propaganda by the administration about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. There was promulgation of false propaganda about Iraq as a base for Al Qaeda.
Jimmy Carter

Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
Richard Whately

What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup. -Boris Pasternak.
Boris Pasternak

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
Agnes Repplier

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide

Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Herbert Agar

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
Kahlil Gibran

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Lenin

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
Matthew Arnold

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde

The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
Mark Twain

Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.
Quintus Septimius Tertullianus

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

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Bible

I have been truthful all along the way. The truth is more interesting, and if you tell the truth you never have to cover your tracks.
Real Live Preacher

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Sir Winston Churchill

This does not make the authors of those narratives liars; it makes them servants of fallible human memory and perception.
Tom Bissell

The truth is always a compound of two half- truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say.
Tom Stoppard

It is always the best policy to speak the truth-- unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Jerome K Jerome

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? Thanks to Josette Champagne. -Dogen.
Dogen

Love truth, and pardon error.
Voltaire

Truth is truth
To the end of reckoning.
William Shakespeare

Yet the deepest truths are best read between the lines, and, for the most part, refuse to be written.
Amos Bronson Alcott

The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.
Marcellinus Ammianus

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

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Bible

Chase after truth like hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.
Clarence Darrow

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Edith Sitwell

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Bible

'Tis not antiquity, nor author, That makes truth truth, altho' time's daughter.
Samuel Butler (1)

God forbid that Truth should be confined to Mathematical Demonstration!
William Blake

Truth is often attended with danger.
Marcellinus Ammianus

But no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.
Francis Bacon

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Bible

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
William Blake

Truth has not such an urgent air.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

To say the truth, though I say 't that should not say 't.
Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

But above all things truth is victor.
Bible

At times truth may not seem probable.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Think truly, and thy thoughts Shall the world's famine feed. Speak truly, and each word of thine Shall be a fruitful seed. Live truly, and thy life shall be A great and noble creed.
Horatius Bonar

How sweet the words of Truth, breath'd from the lips of Love.
James Beattie

Great is truth, and strongest of all.
Bible

He said true things, but called them by wrong names.
Thomas Brooks

If it is not true it is very well invented.
Giordano Bruno

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again: Th' eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers.
Bear Bryant

Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light--every eye looking on finds its own.
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer

Truth exists; only lies are invented.
Horatius Bonar

Truth is mighty and will prevail.
Thomas Brooks

Arm thyself for the truth!
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer

For truth is precious and divine; Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
Samuel Butler (1)

How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
Logan Pearsall Smith

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
Dr Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Samuel Butler

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Winston Churchill

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

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

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
Mark Twain

Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.
Immanuel Kant

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

Goodness is a special kind of truth and beauty. It is truth and beauty in human behavior.
H. A. Overstreet

War profiteer cartels and the Cheney Wolfowitz regime are called The United States by warwhore news teams. Everywhere including peace loving Schenectady the American people dislike such synecdoches.
Saiom Shriver

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
Mark Twain

...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sherlock Holmes

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
Lillian Hellman