Truth Quotes

If it is not seemly, do it not; if it is not true, speak it not. -Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -Honore De Balzac

A truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent. -William Blake

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
-Josh Billings

Truth is the secret of eloquence and virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Free and fair discussion will ever be found the firmest friend to truth. -G. Campbell

Can there be a more horrible object in existence than an eloquent man not speaking the truth? -Thomas Carlyle

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Truth never hurts the teller. -Robert Browning

We must make the truth as simple, as persuasive, as impelling, and as interesting as the lie often seems to be.  The truth can never enslave, it can never mesmerize.  The truth is always within us. We do not awaken to an external fact, but to an eternal birthright which is the innermost of realities.  Let us, then, recapture our thinking by getting back to first principles.  When once we see the meaning of God. and man’s relationship to Him, nothing can ever enslave our thinking again. -Erwin D. Canham

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

Truth is tough.  It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. -Oliver Wendell Holmes

History has its truth; and so has legend hers. -Victor Hugo

The greatest truths are the simplest; and so are the greatest men. -Julius C. Hare

It is as hard to tell the truth as to hide it. -Baltasar Gracian

The trouble with too many people is they believe the realm of truth always lies within their vision. -Abraham Lincoln

It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth. -John Locke

Let us then be what we are, and speak what we think, and in all things keep ourselves loyal to truth. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The ultimate test of what a truth means is the conduct it dictates or inspires. -William James

Time is precious but truth is more precious than time. -Benjamin Disraeli

The pursuit of truth shall set you free – even if you never catch up with it. -Clarence Darrow

Some men’s words I remember so well that I must often use them to express my thought. Yes, because I perceive that we have heard the same truth, but they have heard it better. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are of different opinions at different hours but we always may be said to be at heart on the side of truth. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society. -Frederick the Great

Truth is the nursing mother of genius.  No man true can be absolutely true to himself, eschewing cant, compromise, servile imitation, and complaisance without becoming original. -Margaret Fuller

Let us then be what we are, and speak what we think, and in all things keep ourselves loyal to truth. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Great truths are portions of the soul of man. -James Russell Lowell

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

In the moments of truth you never climb in vain. -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth. -Margaret Lee Runbeck

Truth will ultimately prevail where there are plans taken to bring it to light. -George Washington

Every one wishes to have truth on his side, but it is not every one that sincerely wishes to be on the side of truth. -Richard Whately

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper. -Kahlil Gibran

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. -Oscar Wilde

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