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Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose
before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.
Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die.
Martin Luther King Jr.

What upsets me is not that you lied to me, but that from now on I can no longer believe you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.
George Bernard Shaw

Tell the truth and shame the devil.
English proverb

The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
Ayn Rand

It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentional lying, that there is so much
falsehood in the world.
Samuel Johnson

It takes two to speak truth - one to speak and another to hear.
Henry David Thoreau

Truth may be suppressed, but not strangled.
German proverb

By doubting we come at truth.
Cicero

Is truth always positive? Of course. Once the truth comes out, you know, it's all right. We're
scared that if the truth comes out that it's not all right. It's the other way around.
Yoko Ono

Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would
choose light for his body and truth for his soul.
Pythagoras

Great truths can only be forgotten and can never be falsified.
G. K. Chesterton

The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.
Pearl S. Buck

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Sir Winston Churchill

The world loves to be amused by hollow professions, to be deceived by flattering
appearances, to live in a state of hallucination; and can forgive everything but the plain,
downright, simple, honest truth.
William Hazlitt

The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society.
Henrik Ibsen

The complexities of adult life get in the way of the truth.
Mortimer Adler

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wherever you go you will find people lying to you, and as your awareness grows, you will
notice that you also lie to yourself. Do not expect people to tell you the truth because they
also lie to themselves.
Don Miguel Ruiz

Life is short and truth works far and lives long - let us speak the truth.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Let us learn the truth and spread it as far and wide as our circumstances allow. For the truth
is the greatest weapon we have.
H. G. Wells

You can be standing right in front of the truth and not necessarily see it, and people only get
it when they're ready to get it.
George Harrison

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
Larry Winget

I believe that if all the truth in the world was known the world would be a better place.
Andy Rooney

In quarreling, the truth is always lost.
Syrus

I love agitation and investigation and glory in defending unpopular truth against popular
error.
James Garfield

He who speaks the truth should have one foot in the stirrup.
Hindi proverb

The basic truths are always simple, easy to fit in a quote, but applying them consistently,
that is another matter.
Kamal Ravikant

In the mountains of truth you will never climb in vain: either you will get up higher today or
you will exercise your strength so as to be able to get up higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no truth. There is only perception.
Gustave Flaubert

An army stands until peace, and a lie does so till the truth is out.
Russian proverb

Some marry the first information they receive, and turn what comes later into their
concubine. Since deceit is always first to arrive, there is no room left for truth.
Baltasar Gracian

Men hate those to whom they have to lie.
Victor Hugo

There is not truth in a man who cannot control his tongue.
Mahatma Gandhi

If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Bruce Lee

The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies. The fearful thing about it is that,
not knowing what truth may be, we can still recognize lies.
Cesare Pavese

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