Truth

No harvest of truth ripens from seeds of lies. – A.S.C. Wallis

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A big lie is often easier to pronounce than a small truth. – Peter Sirius

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A good liar usually speaks the truth. – Jean de Boisson

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A believable lie is the most perfect challenge to the truth. – Robert Sabatier

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The truth always rises and grows in the struggle with the lie. – Mao Tse Tung

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The only place you can find the truth is in your conscience and your heart.

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One doesn’t believe the truth when a poor man speaks it, And even a lie is believed by a rich wretch. – Friedrich Rueckert

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And, after all, what is a lie? ‘T is but the truth in masquerade. – Lord George Byron

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A politician only speaks the truth when he calls another politician a liar. – Harvey Kurtzmann

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Truth is the standard both of itself and of falsity. – Spinoza

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The truth is never going to rebuke the lie; her sincerity alone is the most severe rebuke. – Henry David Thoreau

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Lies are the religion of slaves and masters. Truth is the god of the free man. – Maxim Gorki

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Only the truth can defy injustice; the truth or the love. – Albert Camus

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Any truth is only true up to a certain point. When one oversteps the mark, it becomes a non-truth. – Soren Kierkegaard

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Simplicity has always been the hallmark of truth. – Maurice Chapelan

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Truth is the first name of God, righteousness is his second. – Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

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The truth is like a cut diamond: it has many facets. – Joannes Marijnen

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An aphorism: the first half of the truth. – Barend Rijdes

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The best way to focus on the truth is to take the others out of the picture. Deepak Chopra

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An error is the more dangerous the more it contains truth. – Henri Frederic Amiel

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We were born to seek the truth. – Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

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Two left gloves don’t make a pair of gloves. Two half-truths don’t make a truth. – Multatuli

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It is not the truth that makes man great, but man who makes the truth great. – Confucius

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The words of truth are simple. – Aeschylus

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Truth does not come to us from darkness, but from the sun. – Augustine of Hippo

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The antithesis is the narrow gate through which error prefers to sneak into the truth. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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The ego is terrified of the truth. And the truth is that the ego does not exist. – Byron Katie

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A dogma is nothing but the stuffed skin of truth. – Henry Ward Beecher

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Man would rather live within a comfortable lie, then in an uncomfortable truth.

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The truth will set you free – but first it may thoroughly irritate you. – Susan Scott

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And who says that only the truth is real? The lie is as alive as the truth, if not more alive. – Ivan Turgenew

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The poet’s freedom knows no bounds and he does not consider himself bound by historical truth. – Ovid

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The truth is what every human being needs in order to live and yet cannot get or buy from anyone. – Franz Kafka

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Lies can start a war, the truth, on the other hand, can stop entire armies. – Otto von Bismarck

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Anytime you stir up the past and deal with civil rights a lot of people say ‘Oh, well that’s a done deal, it’s over with,’ and that couldn’t be furthest from the truth. – Jeff Woodard

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Believing is an act of the mind that assents to divine truth at the urging of the will prompted by God’s grace to do so. – Thomas Aquinas

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Those who are guided by truth and wisdom can extract honey from tares. – William Cowper

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Historical truth is made of the silence of the dead. – Etienne Rey

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Just as compliments are seldom without lies, so are rudeness seldom without truth. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

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People like to clothe weak truths with strong words. – Paul Heyse

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To discover the truth requires separation from the herd. And that alone is enough to frighten man more than death. Because man is a herd animal. – Soren Kierkegaard

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Finding the truth, that is, approaching the truth, would not be so difficult if we were less cowardly. In many cases we dare not know what is true. – Multatuli

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Oh, Truth, forget me! – Fernando Pessoa

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For a true dialogue you have to assume that the other person might be right. – Hans Georg Gadamer

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Wrapping the truth in dark words. – Virgil

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Truth is like a magic ball that changes color every three seconds. – Arnon Grunberg

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All we know about the truth is that the absolute truth is beyond our reach. – Nicholas of Cusa

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It seems like our thoughts don’t leave us alone…, but the truth is that we can’t leave our thoughts alone.

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Truth is the daughter of time; and I feel no shame to be the midwife. – Johannes Kepler

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It is impossible to argue with someone who claims not to seek the truth, but already knows it. – Romain Rolland

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The truth has no special time. Her time is always right when it seems most outdated. – Albert Schweitzer

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My religion is seeking the truth… even though I know I will never find it. – Miguel de Unamuno

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The truth has no agenda. – George S. Patton Jr.

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Where there is no love there is no truth. – Ludwig Feuerbach

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Full we drink the flattering lie, and drop by drop we swallow the bitter truth. – Denis Diderot

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In many ways I reached my truth: I did not climb the same ladder to a height where my gaze was directed into my distance. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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Knowledge can be turned into power, and axioms into rules of utility and duty. But knowledge itself is not power. Wisdom is power; And its prime minister is justice, the perfected law of truth. – Albert Pike

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There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them. – Jean Cocteau

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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

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Stupid is Knowing the truth, seeing the truth, but still believing the lies. – Norman Freeman

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For in art there is no such thing as a universal truth. A Truth in art is that whose contradictory is also true. – Oscar Wilde

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I travel in my deepest being to lose control of my life and get closer to that one truth: that life is dangerous and changeable and that I do not know my destiny. Strangely enough, I can breathe more freely. – Tessa de Loo

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I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.             – J. G. Ballard

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I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole. – Malcolm X

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Beware of telling an improbable Truth. – Thomas Fuller

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Apparently, conspiracies are now shorthand for unspeakable truth. – Gore Vidal

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Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience. – Albert Einstein

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The truth of the matter is that facts seldom prove the truth. Why? Because truth is inly found in a journey. – Harold J. Duarte Bernardt

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Truth disappears with the telling of it. – Lawrence Durrell

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All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy. – Henry David Thoreau

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Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty. – Madame de Staël

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Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. – Blaise Pascal

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He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers. – Charles Péguy

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The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted. – James Madison

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The truth is that men are tired of liberty. – Benito Mussolini

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The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. – Ayn Rand

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Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator. – Wendell Phillips

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Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence. – Henri Frédéric Amiel

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

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Truth sits upon the lips of dying men. – Matthew Arnold

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Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. – William Clement Stone

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I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth. – Scott Westerfeld

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I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older. – Michel de Montaigne

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Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected. – Mahatma Gandhi

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Truth is truth To the end of reckoning. – William Shakespeare

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

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Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong. – Thomas Jefferson

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

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The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie. – Ann Landers

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To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute. – Aristotle

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The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later. – Aristotle

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The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths. – Barry H. Gillespie

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Isocrates

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When you have read all the scriptures and all knowledge has flowed back into the wordless, they burn in the fire of understanding. Leaf by leaf the naked truth is revealed. Nothing is sacred because everything is sacred. – Marc B

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War does not determine who is right – only who is left. – Bertrand Russell

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We develop by playing. The truth is that playing is the most serious activity in the world.

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What happens when your love of truth becomes more important to you than what others think of you.

Myths which are believed in tend to become true. – George Orwell

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A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Family does not mean: keeping secrets, walking on eggshells, lying to keep the peace, pretending others are healthy when they are not, tiptoeing around the truth, attending events that derail myu healing process, defending poor choices, engaging in toxic behavior,  remaning loyal to destructive patterns, or sacrificing my needs in an attempt to fix or save others. – Lori Deschene

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A big lie is more plausible than the truth. – Ernest Hemingway

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A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets. – Arthur C. Clarke

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Most people don’t really want the truth. They just want constant reassurance that what they believe is the truth.

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All high truth is the union of two contradictories. – Frederick W. Robertson

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Very few people really care about freedom, about liberty, about the truth, very few. Very few people have guts, the kind of guts on which a real democracy has to depend. Without people with that sort of guts a free society dies or cannot be born. – Doris Lessing

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Truth is always exciting. Speak it then. Life is dull without it. – Pearl S. Buck

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Everyone probably thinks that I’m a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I’d rather read a book. – Madonna

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The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth. – George Orwell

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If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. – Adlai Ewing Stevenson II

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The first casualty when war comes is truth. – Hiram Warren Johnson

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In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. – Winston Churchill

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Just as those who do not love Plato more than truth cannot pass beyond the threshold of Academe, so those who do not love beauty more than truth never know the inmost shrine of art. – Oscar Wilde

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The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it. – George Orwell

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

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Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth. – Ronald Laing

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People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. – Andy Rooney

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Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. – Walt Whitman

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The truth is, I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves. – Marilyn Monroe

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Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion. – Francis Bacon

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We taste and feel and see the truth. We do not reason ourselves into it. – William Butler Yeats

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No, we don’t need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature.  We need Magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live. – Brooke Hampton

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There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously. – Thomas Sowell

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Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right.

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Man would rather live within a comfortable lie, then in the uncomfortable truth.

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The only people who are mad at you for speaking the Truth, are the people who are living a lie. Keep speaking the Truth.

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There are very few people in your life who will openly tell you things you need to hear, rather than want you want to hear, no matter the consequences. Recognize those people early and always keep them close. They’ll keep you going, they’ll keep you sane, they’ll humble you.

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Doubt thou, the stars are fire; doubt thou that the sun dot move; doubt thou that the truth to be a liar; but never doubt I love. – William Shakespeare

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Integrity is telling myself the truth. Honesty is telling the truth to other people. – Spencer Johnson

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No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth. – Plato

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Know this: Some people will not hear you regardless how much, how loud, how truthful, how loving or how profound you speak. Wish them well and let them go.

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The problem with learning the truth about things is that you lose the confidence that comes from being dumb. – D. B. C. Pierre

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How much great minds have suffered for the truth in every age and time. – Charles Dickens

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The truth of truths is love. – Philip James Bailey

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Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction. – Lord George Byron

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Truth is truth, even if it comes from an enemy and if it is spoken with malice. – George Lillo

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A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that  novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction. – Graham Greene

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

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The truth is, most of us believe in trying to make other people happy, only if they can be happy in ways which we can approve. – Robert Lynd

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The nobler the truth or sentiment, the less imports the question of authorship. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love. – George Bernard Shaw

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Champagne, if you seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. – Graham Greene

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Truth is like a dog whistle, only certain people can hear it.

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The nature of oratory is such that there has always been a tendency among politicians and clergymen to oversimplify complex matters. From a pulpit or a platform even the most conscientious of speakers finds it very difficult to tell the whole truth. – Aldous huyxley

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If you tell the truth, you have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

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Sometimes people don’t want to hear the trut because they don’t want their illusions destroyed. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes that there is no virtue but on his own side. – Joseph Addison

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The truth is no longer hidden, now people are hiding from the truth.

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Een leugen die een keer wordt verteld, blijft een leugen, maar een leugen die duizend keer wordt verteld, wordt de waarheid. – Joseph Goebbels

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Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? – Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

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An honest man speaks truth, though it may give offense; a vain man, in order that it may. – William Hazlitt

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The cave you fear to enter, holds the treasure you seek. – Joseph Campbell

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

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