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A lie

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

All religions
All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Catchwords
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

Convictions
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Describing the truth
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Albert Einstein

Even if it is dreadful
There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.
John Steinbeck

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.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Aldous Huxley

Half-truth
A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I know
I know now that there is no one thing that is true - it is all true.
Ernest Hemingway

I'm free
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.
Muhammad Ali

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.
Buddha

In idleness, in dreams
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Virginia Woolf

Incontrovertible
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Winston Churchill

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

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is the truth
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mahatma Gandhi

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.
Albert Einstein

Like all dreamers
Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Looking ridiculous
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.
Aldous Huxley

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.
Albert Einstein

Mental fight
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
Virginia Woolf

My way of joking
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.
Muhammad Ali

Never
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Mahatma Gandhi

No one can lie
No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes.
Paulo Coelho

Not the truth
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Marcus Aurelius

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.
Marcus Aurelius

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.
Confucius

Speaking the truth
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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.
Winston Churchill

Succession of errors
Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
Aldous Huxley

Telling the truth
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

The daughter of Time
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."
Abraham Lincoln

The oppressed
Truth is on the side of the oppressed
Malcolm X

The simple truth
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
Charles Dickens

The superior
The object of the superior man is truth.
Confucius

They do not cease to exist
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley

Three things
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Buddha

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

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.
Thucydides

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

Truth
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Albert Einstein

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.
Albert Einstein

Truth and beauty
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
Lao Tzu

Truth is mighty
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
Mark Twain

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

Truth stands
Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
Mahatma Gandhi

Underlying truth
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.
Umberto Eco

What is a lie?
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
Alexander Pope

When in doubt
When in doubt tell the truth.
Mark Twain

You cannot tell it!
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Virginia Woolf

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