Truth Quotes

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
– Sir Francis Bacon
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.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
– Sir Francis Bacon
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
– Sir Francis Bacon
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
– Pearl Bailey
Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
– James A. Baldwin
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
– George Bancroft
But whether it be dream or truth, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth's sake. If not, then to gain friends for the time when we awaken.
– Pedro Calderon de la Barca
The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.
– Dave Barry
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
– Georges Bataille
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
– Simone de Beauvoir
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
– Henry Ward Beecher
For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
– Bo Bennett
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
– Jeremy Bentham
The most powerful element in advertising is the truth.
– William Bernbach
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
– Ambrose Bierce
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow.
– Ambrose Bierce
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
– Josh Billings
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
– Josh Billings