86 Best Quotes about Truth

Truth Quote of the Day

The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation. - Stella Adler, Actress

A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher

Thought Quotes, Happiness Quotes

I assume the closest members of my family don't actually want to kill me, but the truth is that I have shamed and hurt them; they have to deal with the outrage that my public statements cause, and undoubtedly some members of my clan do want to kill me for that. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali , Dutch Politician

Doubt Quotes

Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained. - Mahatma Gandhi


Adversity is the first path to truth. - Lord Byron, Poet

Hang in There Quotes, Adversity Quotes

It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false. - Henri Frederic Amiel, Philosopher

Material Quotes

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth. - Albert Camus, French Philosopher

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion. - Francis Bacon, Philosopher

Confusion Quotes

Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth. - Jean de la Bruyere, Philosopher

Logic Quotes

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out. - Francis Bacon, Philosopher

Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child. - Michael Jackson

Children Quotes, Life Quotes

Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible. - Francis Bacon, Philosopher

All unimportant matters drop off you in ragdoll pose. Very few things are genuinely important. The Truth sways before you - The Quote Garden

Important Quotes

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher

What a world we live in. I want to be incredibly close to the heart of it all. To live honestly, truthfully and to be completely present is the ultimate enterprise. - Dianna Agron, Actress

Heart Quotes

It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Love Quotes, Knowledge Quotes

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority. - Francis Bacon, Philosopher

Time Quotes, Authority Quotes

Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion. - Henri Frederic Amiel, Philosopher

There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away. - Henry Ward Beecher, Clergyman

God Quotes

But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of. - Lord Byron, Poet

Hope Quotes, Pain Quotes

What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer. - Francis Bacon, Philosopher

I am always looking for that nuance, that moment of truth, and you can't really do that fast. - Paul Thomas Anderson, Director

What's the function of poetry? It's to express general truths, to connect with the reader and make him think: 'Wow, I've experienced that, but you've expressed it so much better.' - Giles Andreae, Artist

Experience Quotes, Poetry Quotes

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

Men Quotes

There's basically an element of fiction in everything you remember. Imagination and memory are almost the same brain processes. When I write fiction, I know that I'm using a bunch of lies that I've made up to create some form of truth. When I write a memoir, I'm using true elements to create something that will always be somehow fictionalized. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Imagination Quotes, Memories Quotes

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue. - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Statesman

Life Quotes, Action Quotes, Virtue Quotes

The truth of Moore's law has made remarkable things possible. On the software side, I think natural user interfaces in all their forms are equally significant. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Law Quotes

To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth. - Richard Baker, Politician

Health Quotes, Rich Quotes, Risk Quotes, Wealth Quotes

A lot of guys go, 'Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.' I tell 'em, 'I don't know any.' They want me to make one up. I don't make 'em up. I don't even know when I say it. They're the truth. And it is the truth. I don't know. - Yogi Berra, Athlete

Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Thought Quotes

The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth. - Jean de la Bruyere, Philosopher

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny. - Joseph Addison, Writer

Great Quotes, Faith Quotes

It's a complete lie, why do people buy these papers? It's not the truth I'm here to say. You know, don't judge a person, do not pass judgement, unless you have talked to them one on one. I don't care what the story is, do not judge them because it is a lie. - Michael Jackson

For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction. - Lord Byron, Poet

Anger Quotes

The words of truth are always paradoxical. - Lao Tzu

Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come. - Ellen DeGeneres

Congressmember Weiner has shown just a pattern of reckless behavior, an inability to tell the truth, and what New Yorkers deserve is a mayor with a record of delivering for them, of vision, and a level of maturity and responsibility. - Christine Quinn

Responsibility Quotes, Ability Quotes, Maturity Quotes, Vision Quotes

There may not be one Truth - there may be several truths - but saying that is not to say that reality doesn't exist. - Margaret Atwood, Novelist

Reality Quotes

Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation. - Michael Jackson

Love Quotes, Creation Quotes, Heart Quotes

I always think I know the way a novel will go. I write maps on oversized art pads like the kind I carried around in college when I was earnest about drawing. I need to have some idea of the shape of the novel, where its headed, so that I can proceed with confidence. But the truth is my characters start doing and saying things I don't expect. - Julianna Baggott, Novelist

Character Quotes, Confidence Quotes, Art Quotes

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. - Robert Frost, Poet

Life Quotes, Change Quotes

Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing. - Henry David Thoreau

Harmony Quotes, Justice Quotes

Sometimes we look at gay being a bigger sin than being proud or not telling the truth. I don't think God categorizes sins. - Joel Osteen

God Quotes

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. - Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Judgment Quotes

I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another, when the truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules. - Ellen DeGeneres

Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Expectations Quotes

Truths and roses have thorns about them. - Henry David Thoreau

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth. - Pablo Picasso

6 Top quotes about Truth by Winston Churchill

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

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

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

We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Time Quotes

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Ignorance Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Truth by Voltaire

I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom. - Voltaire, Writer

There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times. - Voltaire, Writer

Time Quotes, Men Quotes

The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason. - Voltaire, Writer

Power Quotes, Religion Quotes

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth. - Voltaire, Writer

Respect Quotes

11 Popular quotes about Truth by Thomas Jefferson

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Knowledge Quotes, Authority Quotes, Fear Quotes

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. - Thomas Jefferson, President

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. - Thomas Jefferson, President

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper. - Thomas Jefferson, President

The purse of the people is the real seat of sensibility. Let it be drawn upon largely, and they will then listen to truths which could not excite them through any other organ. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Important Quotes

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Habit Quotes, Humor Quotes, Virtue Quotes

There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Fear Quotes

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Life Quotes, Happiness Quotes, Men Quotes

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Mind Quotes

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Ignorance Quotes

4 Amazing quotes about Truth by Stephen Baldwin

Don't get me wrong, there are sometimes if I go and see a really funny comedy, that I wished I had smoked a joint. I'll be honest with you. That's the truth. - Stephen Baldwin, Actor

Loving Jesus is what's most important to me. I know it sounds hokey, but it's the truth. - Stephen Baldwin, Actor

Important Quotes

According to God's word, everybody at some point is going to be given the opportunity to know the truth. - Stephen Baldwin, Actor

Opportunity Quotes

The truth is the real Christian experience is truly about repenting every day because there is no Christian that doesn't sin. - Stephen Baldwin, Actor

Experience Quotes

6 Awesome quotes about Truth by Samuel Butler

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. - Samuel Butler, Poet

The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth. - Samuel Butler, Poet

There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth. - Samuel Butler, Poet

For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine. - Samuel Butler, Poet

Rich Quotes

All truth is not to be told at all times. - Samuel Butler, Poet

Time Quotes

Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure. - Samuel Butler, Poet

Love Quotes, Fear Quotes, Men Quotes

5 Best quotes about Truth by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Love Quotes

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Reality Quotes

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Doubt Quotes

Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Choice Quotes, Mind Quotes