Truth

“Dare to be true.” ~ George Herbert

 

Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

One falsehood spoils a thousand truths. ~ Ashanti Proverb

 

Truth is great and its effectiveness endures. ~ Maxims of Ptahhotpe

 

People trust me. I sell sincerity. ~ George Foreman

 

Sincerity is the foundation of the spiritual life. ~ Albert Schweitzer

 

We arrive at truth, not by reason only, but also by the heart. ~ Blaise Pascal

 

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be. ~ Charles Sanders Peirce

 

 

The mind, in discovering truths, acts in the same manner as it acts through the eye in discovering objects; when once any object has been seen, it is impossible to put the mind back to the same condition it was in before it saw it. ~ Thomas Paine

 

 

Even under the most favorable circumstances no mortal can be asked to seize the truth in its wholeness or at its center. ~ George Santayana

 

The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth.~ G. C. Lichtenberg

 

Don’t think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.~ Dwight Eisenhower

 

Truth is the mother of joy. Truth civilizes, ennobles and purifies. The grandest ambition that can enter the soul is to know the truth. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

 

Candor is the only way I know how to do it. I’m way too old to change. At the end of the day, I believe the truth is stronger than any lie that’s out there. ~ C. Ray Nagin, Esquire, 1/06

 

 

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it. ~ Pearl S. Buck

 

 

“There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth.” ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck

 

 

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now– always. ~ Albert Schweitzer

 

Utter truth is essential…and to get that truth may take a lot of searching and long hours. ~ Margaret Bourke-White

 

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” ~ H. Norman Schwarzkoph

 

Great is truth. Fire cannot burn it nor water drown it. ~ Alexandre Dumas

 

The unconscious wants truth. It ceases to speak to those who want something else more than truth. ~ Adrienne Rich

 

Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living. ~ Agatha Christie

 

The language of truth is unadorned and always simple. ~ Marcellinus Ammianus

 

A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society. ~ Epictetus

 

Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently than the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience. ~ Albert Einstein

 

Truth is with the victors-who, as you know, also controls the historians. ~ Rolf Hochhuth

 

Truth is meant to save you first. The comfort comes afterward. ~ Georges Bernanos

Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures. ~ Han Suyin

 

Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. ~ Flannery O’Connor

 

In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. ~ Samuel Johnson

 

The truth is sometimes the funniest joke in the world. ~ George Bernard Shaw

 

She knew how to trust people… a rare quality, revealing a character far above average. ~ Jean Francois de Retz

 

The team that trusts–their leader and each other–is more likely to be successful. ~ Mike Krzyzewski

 

“Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth.” ~ Ruth McKenney

 

Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coattails.~ Clarence Darrow, Graduates Are Special

If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later to be found out. ~ Oscar Wilde

 

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delighted to tell it. ~ Emily Dickinson

 

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of the story. ~ Walter Cronkite

 

Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson