Truth Quotes

The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth. - Albert Einstein

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
- Abraham Lincoln

The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Speak your truth quietly & clearly; ...
- Max Ehrmann, from Desiderata

Lying makes a problem part of the future; truth makes a problem part of the past.
- Rick Pitino

There is nothing as powerful as the truth and often nothing as strange.
- Daniel Webster

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

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey.
- Proverb

Some folks go through life pleased that the glass is half full. Others spend lifetime lamenting that it's half-empty. The truth is: There is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. From there, it's up to you!
- Dr. James S. Vuocolo

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is boring without it.
- Pearl S. Buck

Adversity is the first path to truth.
- Lord Byron

It does not require many words to speak the truth
- Chief Joseph

It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
- John Locke

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
- Charles Dickens

Truth is a passion. One cannot learn it; one must possess it.
- Ernst Toller

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

He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.
- Alexander Pope

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain

If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you can't tell it about other people.
- Virginia Woolf

By doubting we come at truth.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always
- Albert Schweitzer

Honesty is the 1st chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson

Always tell the truth, not only because it is the decent thing to do, but because it gives you such an advantage over the man who is trying to remember his lies!
- Sam Brookes

The greatest truth must be recognition that in every man, in every child is the potential for greatness.
- Robert Kennedy

We are born to inquire after truth; it belongs to a greater power to possess it. It is not, as Democritus said, hid in the bottom of the deeps, but rather elevated to an infinite height in the divine knowledge.
- Michel de Montaigne

There are three parts in truth: first, the inquiry, which is the wooing of it; secondly, the knowledge of it, which is the presence of it; and thirdly, the belief, which is the enjoyment of it.
- Francis Bacon

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
- Mark Twain

I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
- Samuel Goldwyn

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

Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
- Flannery O'Connor

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
- Sherlock Holmes

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


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