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.
Bible


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.
unknown


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.
unknown


Practice what you preach.
unknown


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.
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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.
Unknown


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.
Shoseki


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

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