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In order to be effective, truth must penetrate like an arrow - and that is likely to hurt.
Wei Wu Wei

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry on
as if nothing had happened.
Sir Winston Churchill

Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, to speak
dishonorably is pardonable.

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that
surround it, it shines clear.
Mahatma Gandhi

Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
Sir Isaac Newton

There are three types of lies - lies, damn lies, and statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli

No matter how big the lie - repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.
John F. Kennedy

Love truth, but pardon error.

All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a
function of power and not truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a
new truth or fact.
Charles Darwin

Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.
H. L. Mencken

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

If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.
Billy Wilder

The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things
present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but
by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
Arthur Schopenhauer

While you live, tell truth, and shame the devil!
William Shakespeare, Henry IV

The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth.
Bill Clinton

The idea that nothing is true except what we comprehend is silly.
Sir Winston Churchill

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

The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive.
It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately
want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true.
Carl Sagan

Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.
Albert Camus

Truth is a tyrant - the only tyrant to whom we can give our allegiance. The service of truth
is a matter of heroism.
John F. Kennedy

I seek the truth. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance that does harm.
Marcus Aurelius

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

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Otto von Bismarck

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.

If it's a truth, the simpler something is said, the greater its impact. Compression creates
David Allen

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.
Sir Francis Bacon

If you're really truthful with yourself, it's a wonderful guidance.
Charlie Chaplin

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau

In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.
Dalai Lama

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: Not going all the way,
and not starting.

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the
larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.
Edgar Allan Poe

The truth will ouch.
Arnold H. Glasow

Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
Will Durant

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

Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend; but my greatest friend is truth.
Sir Isaac Newton

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