Truth Sayings and Quotes

All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed and third it is accepted as being self-evident
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As you shall sow, so shall you reap.

Be sure you are right, then go ahead.
Davy Crockett (1786-1836)

Better slip with foot than tongue.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Diamond cuts diamond.
Marstow (1604)

Fine words butter no parsnips.
John Clarke (1639)

History repeats itself.
George Eliot (1819-1880)

It is wise not to seek a secret and honest not to reveal it.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Just because everybody’s doing something, doesn’t mean it’s right.

Liars need good memories.
French (on truth and falsehood)

No sin is hidden to the soul.
Bengali (Asian Indian) (on conscience)

Play the part and you shall become.

Practice what you preach.

Put a silk on a goat and it is still a goat.
Irish Proverb

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Take it straight from the horse’s mouth.
Francis Iles (1893-1970)

What you would seem to be, be really.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

You can’t make bricks without straw.

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

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde

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

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.
Mark Twain

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
Stephanie Klein

Pretending to be someone you’re not is a waste of the person you are.
Kurt Cobain

Everyone sees who I appear to be but only a few know the real me. You only see what i choose to show. There’s so much behind my smile you just don’t know.

I’d rather be hated for who I am, rather than loved for who I am not.
Kurt Cobain

Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes.
Joe Abercrombie

Understanding is a three edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth.
J. Michael Straczynski

Before speaking, consult your inner-truth barometer, and resist the temptation to tell people only what they want to hear.
Wayne W. Dyer

Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe.
Henry David Thoreau

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

When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.
P.D. Ouspensky

Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas.

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Leo Tolstoy

Truth is the breath of life to human society. It is the food of the immortal spirit. Yet a single word of it may kill a man as suddenly as a drop of prussic acid.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
Denis Diderot

We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but, in the end, there it is.
Sir Winston Churchill

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

Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.
Ismail Haniyeh

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
George Washington

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

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.
Elizabeth Bowen

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
Flannery O’Connor

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington

Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
George R.R. Martin

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

People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.
George R.R. Martin

The truth doesn’t always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatley wrapped lies
Jodi Picoult

Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.
Dorothy Allison