Truth Archives

Honesty is the grease that frees the wheels of progress. -- Bill Purdin

Truth is what stands the test of experience. -- Albert Einstein

Sin is really just things that don't work. -- Bill Purdin

You only lie when you're afraid. -- John Gotti

If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The unseen and the unsaid: all that matters. -- Bill Purdin
Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee. -- Immanuel Kant

In every circumstance there is always something true. If you can find it, that is what you should say, and do. -- Bill Purdin

The biggest lies are told before the marriage, after the hunt, and during the election. -- Otto von Bismarck

You never find yourself until you face the truth. -- Pearl Bailey

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.' -- Kahlil Gibran

Those that think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind.
-- Austin O'Malley

Once you know the truth, all is forgivable. -- Bill Purdin

Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee. -- Immanuel Kant

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. -- Robert Louis Stevenson

Truth is better than friction. -- Charles Herguth
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history. -- Plato

I shut my eyes in order to see. -- Paul Gauguin

Truth is the only safe ground to stand on. -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing. -- Elizabeth Goudge

There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil. -- Alfred North Whitehead

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. -- Sir Winston Churchill

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. --Philip K. Dick

The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end.
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe

If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us? -- Lois McMaster Bujold

An honest man is the noblest work of God. -- Alexander Pope

Truth is what stands the test of experience. -- Albert Einstein

Those who don't seek answers will never know the truth. -- Bill Purdin

Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.
-- Quintus Septimius Tertullianus

Believing that we have not been told the truth is one thing, answering all of the questions that that belief raises is another and another. -- Bill Purdin
Love truth, and pardon error. -- Voltaire

The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world. -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views. -- George Sand

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. --Herbert Spencer

We sustain Truth, not by accepting, but by rejecting a lie. -- Mary Baker Eddy

Every path will lead you to the truth, if you follow it to the end. -- Bill Purdin
Any truth is better than make-believe ... rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. -- Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
-- William Shakespeare

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes. Jr.

The devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape. -- William Shakespeare
The people have a right to truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. -- Frank Norris

Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few. -- Bishop Berkeley

You just can't get the truth out of people if they don't want you to. -- Bill Purdin

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
-- Sam Levenson

Truth never hurts the teller. -- Robert Browning

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

A half truth is a whole lie. -- Yiddish proverb

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
-- Benjamin Disraeli

The truth that many people never understand until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. -- Thomas Merton

Because you're not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.
-- Madeleine L'Engle

Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below.
-- John Dryden

The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings.
-- The Buddha

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth. -- Sigmund Freud

It ain't what we don't know that gives us trouble, It's what we know that ain't so.
-- Will Rogers

If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you; but if not, you have infinite power against you. -- Charles Gordon

The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with its credibility. And vice versa.
-- Lazarus Long

The only difference between a legend and rumor is how long it lasts. -- Bill Purdin
All philosophy begins with wonder. -- Socrates

...and the truth shall make you free. -- Christ Jesus

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.
-- Mark Twain

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. -- Oscar Wilde

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