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Truth Quotes

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
– Hosea Ballou

When in doubt, tell the truth.
– Mark Twain

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.
– Edward Abbey

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
– Flannery O'Connor

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
– Oscar Wilde

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.
– George Orwell

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
– Andre Gide

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
– Carl Jung
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
– Ansel Adams
Too much truth is uncouth.
– Franklin P. Adams
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
– Joseph Addison
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
– Joseph Addison
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
– Alfred Adler
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
– Alfred Adler
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
– Aesop
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
– Aesop
Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
– Louisa May Alcott
Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
– Louisa May Alcott