Truth Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Truth

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Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.
~By Lillian Hellman ~


Truth, like a torch, the more it's shook it shines.
~By William Hamilton ~


All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


I can't say why people lie; they just do. Everyone has their own reasons for not telling the truth.
~By Eric Carr ~


If we are going to stay a great power and I hope and pray we will we need the truth. We need to know what is going right and we need to know what is going wrong. There is no greater time than now.
~By Charles Schumer ~


I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth.
~By Stanley Baldwin ~


The search for truth is not a trade by which a man can support himself; for a priest it is a supreme peril .
~By Alfred Loisy ~


I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
~By Umberto Eco ~


It's been 25 years now, and truthfully, time sometimes blurs the memory.
~By Bob Kane ~


God knows I gave my best in baseball at all times and no man on earth can truthfully judge me otherwise.
~By Shoeless Joe Jackson ~


In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in those who would investigate the truth of our religion, Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded to every branch of human science.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


It is not truth that matters, but victory.
~By Adolf Hitler ~


But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
~By Umberto Eco ~


Eclecticism - every truth is so true that any truth must be false.
~By F. H. Bradley ~


I'm supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I've flunked more often than not. I'm very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don't understand them.
~By Frank Sinatra ~


Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
~By Simone Weil ~


The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death.
~By Henry Miller ~


Most people live in a myth and grow violently angry if anyone dares to tell them the truth about themselves.
~By Robert Anton Wilson ~


The truth of the matter is, all of those guys on Star Trek: The Next Generation actually want to be me. These impersonations they do are just some way of trying to feel what it must be like to be me. And I understand that! Because it feels really good to be Patrick Stewart!
~By Patrick Stewart ~


I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
~By Doris Lessing ~


I believe that acting in any medium is the same thing, it's discovering the truth in where you are.
~By Victor Garber ~


A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
~By Lewis Mumford ~


OK, so truth hurts - but what else does truth do?
~By Teena Marie ~


When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


Over the course of time this gave us a deep respect for ideas, both our own and those of others, and an understanding that conflict through debate is a powerful means of revealing truth.
~By Robert B. Laughlin ~


The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact.
~By Ernest Renan ~


Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
~By Keith Miller ~


Tell the truth and shame the devil.
~By Francois Rabelais ~


When the people who are responsible for our country ask you a direct question, I expect them to accept a direct answer, not to be blackballed because you are telling the truth.
~By Eartha Kitt ~


I don't really consider myself to be an actor of any particular style. My aim with every role I undertake is to be truthful and honest in that particular portrayal. I don't have a particular methodology from any one school of thought or training.
~By Benjamin Bratt ~


Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give; when to this truth you waken then you begin to live.
~By Bayard Taylor ~


How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth?
~By Curt Weldon ~


As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored to possess it with clarity, I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held, or professed to hold.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.
~By June Jordan ~


The thing about imagination is that by the very act of putting it down, there must be some truth in one's own imagination.
~By Dennis Potter ~


Give me the fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
~By Vilfredo Pareto ~


I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.
~By Moliere ~


Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
~By Louis Kahn ~


For when it is the good that is under consideration, and the ethical object is predominant, truth must be considered more in reference to art than science, if, that is, unity is to be preserved in the work generally.
~By Friedrich Schleiermacher ~


I'm Billy the Kid, the fastest draw. It's not arrogance. It's the truth.
~By David Geffen ~


The only people I have seen who have been truly pushing for the truth are the family members.
~By Sibel Edmonds ~


The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.
~By Jean-Luc Godard ~


The possession of arbitrary power has always, the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility, magnanimity, and truth.
~By Frederick Law Olmsted ~


Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
~By Aristotle ~


In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
~By Paul Eldridge ~


For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.
~By Marie de France ~


The truth of the matter is, you lose a parent to murder when you're 10 years old, and in fact at the time of the murder you hate your lost parent, my mother in my case.
~By James Ellroy ~


Because the truth is our wages are really competitive and they're good.
~By Lee Scott ~


No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.
~By Anita Brookner ~


To me it seems as plain as can be that the Bible declares that all the wicked will God destroy; again, that those who, during the Millennial age when brought to a knowledge of the truth, shall prove willful sinners will be punished with everlasting destruction.
~By Charles T. Russell ~


First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


There are people who are very highly paid to cover the truth and who will protect their clients.
~By Mary Hart ~


That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be. To the wise, these truths are self-evident.
~By William Hazlitt ~


Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
~By Umberto Eco ~


To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds.
~By Petrarch ~


This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured - an irony that seems to elude most of today's elected officials.
~By Michael Musto ~


The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a liar after all. He simply can't control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and, eager for your approval, reports the version that he knows will make you happy.
~By Cathy Rindner Tempelsman ~


The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Well, more than me saying to the rest of the country music industry there is not enough traditional country music - that is not necessarily the statement in truth. I think more so that I, me, missed it more than anything else.
~By Vince Gill ~


Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth. The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims. This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims.
~By Juan Williams ~


Art is magic... But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.
~By Hans Hofmann ~


All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
~By Bob Dylan ~


The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists.
~By Erwin Schrodinger ~


It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light.
~By Wilkie Collins ~


I got a role in this movie called Freeway playing this really angry, aggressive, violent young woman who believed wholeheartedly in the truth. I had such satisfaction afterward, and I thought, That's what I want to do.
~By Reese Witherspoon ~


I am expressing myself truthfully. That is an important thing.
~By Ziggy Marley ~


I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly.
~By Oliver North ~


You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me.
~By Donald Sutherland ~


Will it please you to answer me this and to give me a rule for then I will willingly submit to any truth.
~By Anne Hutchinson ~


I'll tell you the truth: I had a double brandy before the game but, before, it used to be four bottles of whisky. Not any more. I was fine. I had a glass of wine after the game. But it was just a mouthful.
~By Paul Gascoigne ~


If truth is the first victim of war, then read on - I've got some great lies for you this month.
~By Alan Gorrie ~


Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests.
~By Alain Badiou ~


I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
~By Malcolm X ~


The truth is overrated.
~By Paul Westerberg ~


Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
~By Alexander Pope ~


The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
~By Jean-Luc Godard ~


Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.
~By Vivien Leigh ~


Poetry lies its way to the truth.
~By John Ciardi ~


The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.
~By David Bowie ~


One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


The words of truth are simple.
~By Aeschylus ~


Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
~By Khalil Gibran ~


It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear!
~By Anthony de Mello ~


I don't want to dig in the truth all of the time. Let me dream.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


The Centre is very important to me; it's about trust - about truth.
~By David Ginola ~


A man with convictions finds an answer for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.
~By Max Frisch ~


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


We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.
~By George Harrison ~


The truth is, I'm drawn to all kinds of things.
~By Philip Kaufman ~


With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~


Closest to the truth are those who deal lightly with it because they know it is inexhaustible.
~By Golo Mann ~


Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.
~By Giambattista Vico ~


I am not going to answer to this so-called court, out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people. I've said what I've said, and I'm not guilty.
~By Saddam Hussein ~

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