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Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important
matters.
Albert Einstein

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
William Somerset Maugham

Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In
the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer

A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.
Alfred Tennyson

Truth hurts; not the searching after; the running from.
John Eyberg

What makes a good follower? The single most important characteristic may well be a
willingness to tell the truth. In a world of growing complexity leaders are increasingly
dependant on their subordinates for good information, whether the leaders want to hear it
or not. Followers who tell the truth and leaders who listen to it are an unbeatable combination.
Warren G. Bennis

Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense.
Henry St. John

Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nadine Gordimer

Some people so treasure the truth that they use it with great economy.
H. Ray Golenor

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 such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
Emily Dickinson

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.
Erich Hoffer

When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback.
Bill Copeland

Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or
disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
Louis Kronenberger

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of
liars and forgers.
Charles Peguy

A half-truth is usually less than half of that.
Bern Williams

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in
us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and
life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
William Blake

The truth is not always dressed for the evening.
Margaret Lewerth

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

Truth is in things, and not in words.
Herman Melville

While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it.
Quintilian

By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.
Immanuel Kant

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
Lyman Beecher

Two elements are needed to form a truth - a fact and an abstraction.
Remy de Gourmont

The only thing that's Capital-T True is that you get to decide how you see things.
David Foster Wallace

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