Truth quotes page 3
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important
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.
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
the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident.
A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.
Truth hurts; not the searching after; the running from.
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.
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
Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.
When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback.
Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or
disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
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.
A half-truth is usually less than half of that.
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.
The truth is not always dressed for the evening.
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
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Truth is in things, and not in words.
While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it.
By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
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