Truth Quotes (4)
"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it." - Oscar Wilde
'In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave" John James Ingalls
"Truth is not determined by majority vote" Doug Gwyn
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it" Mohandas Gandhi
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Otto von Bismarck
Truth never penetrates an unwilling mind.
J. L. Borges
Truth, though it has many disadvantages, is at least changeless. You can always find it where you left it.
The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.
Pearl S. Buck
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Truth, of course, must of necessity be stranger than fiction; for we have made fiction to suit ourselves.
G. K. Chesterton
I am the way, the truth, and the life.
This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth hurts - not the searching after; the running from!
God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him. I am prepared to sacrifice the things dearest to me in pursuit of this quest. Even if the sacrifice demanded my very life, I hope I may be prepared to give it.
Wisdom is found only in truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Truth, like a torch, the more it's shook it shines.
Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.
The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth.
Live truth instead of professing it.
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Truth consists of having the same idea about something that God has.
There is no such thing as a harmless truth.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
One fool will deny more truth in half an hour than a wise man can prove in seven years.
People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.
Robert J. Ringer
Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.
Madame de Stael
If you shut the door to all errors truth will be shut out.
The words of truth are always paradoxical.
The truth is at the beginning of anything and its end are alike touching.
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
"When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do." William Blake
"One of the world's greatest problems is the impossibilty of any person searching for the truth on any subject when they believe they already have it." --Dave Wilbur
"It's not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true." --Henry Kissinger (Spoken by one of the biggest liars of the twentieth century.)
Facing the truth is so much easier than all the time and energy it takes running away from it.
Truth is not determined by majority vote: Doug Gwyn
"What we resist, persists."
"Truth never damages a cause that is just." -Mahatma Gandhi
"The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
"If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you." Donald Robert Perry Marquis
"For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice." Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
“The truth has a certain elegance and restraint to it. Sometimes it can be a little rough because truth doesn’t spend any time in makeup as lies do. Lies require cosmetics and strategic lighting. Truth possesses its own beauty without the need for artifice and produces its own light.”
"Truth has always had many loud proclaimers, but the question is whether a person will in the deepest sense acknowledge the truth, allow it to permeate his whole being, accept all its consequences, and not have an emergency hiding place for himself and a Judas kiss for the consequence." Soren Kierkegaard, Provocations
"In the mountains of truth you never climb in vain." Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
"Truth is a funny thing. Many want to be known as followers of the truth, but that same many subconsciously hope to avoid the consequences of catching it. To apprehend the truth is to be changed into something we could never have imagined in the fog of our delusions. It takes true abandonment to faith in the Spirit of Truth to finally become conformed to His image. Having a vested interest in what the truth is always leads you to bow before your own image as you peer into that glass darkly. There is no substitute for taking up the cross that kills all ambition and self seeking and following that One who said, "I AM the Truth!" To fall short of this walk is to be forever caught in the lie."
"Just remember this, my girl. When you look up in the sky, you can see the stars and still not see the light." The Eagles, I'm Already Gone
". . .the larger the crowd, the more probable that that which it praises is folly, and the more improbable that it is truth; and the most improbable of all that it is any eternal truth." Soren Kierkegaard, Purity of Heart
". . .in the matter of a difficult question it is more likely that the truth should have been discovered by the few than by the many." Rene Descartes, Rules
"No doubt the truth is hard to come by for those who do not like the sound of it -- dreams and illusions are so much more pleasant." Anatoli Granovsky, I Was an NKVD Agent
"If you don't believe something is true, you won't believe something is right. If your epistemology is gone, your ethics will soon follow. If you have principles, then you have specifics; without principles you have nothing." Dr. Walter H. Johnson, lecture to Epistemology class at Seattle Pacific University, 1967
"The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth. Little men are dissolved in it. If there is any gold, truth makes it shine more brightly. . . .Truth, even in the mouth of an informer, a spy, a briber, can become bigger than anybody who tries to destroy it. Truth survives." Adela Rogers St. Johns, Final Verdict
"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible." Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals
"He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers." Charles Pierre Peguy, Provincial Letter
Truth Seekers: "Saints rarely have friends; they are usually hated and derided, for they love and love is always rejected by hard-hearted men....saints do not advertise themselves; good men do not seek out a name in the world....the saints did what they did almost in stealth, asking nothing except that men love God." Taylor Caldwell, Grandmother and the Priests
"Does truth prevail more if we are not on speaking terms with those whose view of truth differs from ours?" C.H. Dodd
"He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers." - Charles Péguy
"You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad." - Aldous Huxley
"He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers." - Charles Peguy
Truth is treason in an empire of lies. Ron Paul
“The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.” – Edith Sitwell (1887 – 1964) British poet, critic
“Truth is often hard to swallow, so we rest in comfortable lies and delusions.”
– Dorothy Anne Seese, Freelance political writer
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge – even to ourselves – that we’ve been so credulous (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise). Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage.” Carl Sagan
“Many people today don’t want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.” – Louis Kronenberger, Author
Truth is illusive because we prefer lies. Gary Amirault
Truth often stares us right in the face and we walk right by. Gary Amirault
"There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, And that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all." - Ogden Nash
If Pontius Pilate had asked "Who is Truth?" instead of "What is truth?" he may have found the answer. Gary Amirault