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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.
An honest man
An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offense; a vain man, in order that it may.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.
T. S. Eliot
Describing the truth
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Even if it is dreadful
There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.
Give him a mask
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Great is truth
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
I know now that there is no one thing that is true - it is all true.
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
In a controversy
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
In idleness, in dreams
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
It is rarely pure
It is self-evident
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
It is the truth
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Judge of Truth and Knowledge
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Like all dreamers
It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
Matters of truth and justice
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
My way of joking
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.
No one can lie
No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes.
Not the truth
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Self-deception and ignorance
If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.
Speak the truth
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Speaking the truth
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Stumbling over the truth
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Succession of errors
Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
Telling the truth
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
The daughter of Time
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."
Truth is on the side of the oppressed
The simple truth
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
The object of the superior man is truth.
They do not cease to exist
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Time of deceit
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Troubled by the truth?
Most people, in fact, will not take the trouble in finding out the truth, but are much more inclined to accept the first story they hear.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Truth and beauty
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Truth and beauty
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
Truth is in things
Truth is mighty
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
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.
What is a lie?
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
When in doubt
You cannot tell it!
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.