Truth Quotes

Cicero Quote: Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.
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Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.

Emily Dickinson

Tis strange - but true; for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.

Lord Byron

When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback.

Bill Copeland

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

Matthew Arnold

Man has always sacrificed truth to his vanity, comfort and advantage.  He lives... by make-believe.

W. Somerset Maugham

A half truth is a whole lie.

Yiddish Proverb

Theories are private property, but truth is common stock.

Charles Caleb Colton

Truth never lost ground by enquiry.

William Penn

The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.

Emile Zola

Truth has very few friends and those few are suicides.

Antonio Porchia

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.

Edward R. Murrow

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. 

Henry David Thoreau

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

George Bernard Shaw

A true friend will tell you the truth to your face, not behind your back.

Sasha Azevedo

The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.

George Carlin

Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

When in doubt, tell the truth.

Mark Twain

The truth... It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.

J. K. Rowling

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

The Bible

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.


Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.

Edgar J. Mohn

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

Galileo Galilei

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.

Winston Churchill

Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.

Mark Twain

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.

Aldous Huxley

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe

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