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...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
- Arthur Conan Doyle
A belief is not true because it is useful.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
- Pearl S. Buck
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
- John Calvin
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.
- Thomas Mann
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is just putting on its shoes.
- Mark Twain
A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.
- Maurice Maeterlinck
All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the Spirit.
- Thomas Aquinas
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
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
- Aldous Huxley
Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.
- Mel Brooks
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.
- Clarence Darrow
Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer
Facts are the enemy of truth. (Don Quixote)
- Miguel de Cervantes
Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.
- Jean Rostand
Follow not truth too near the heels, lest it dash out thy teeth.
- George Herbert
Get the facts first. You can distort them later.
- Mark Twain
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
- Aldous Huxley
Half a truth is better than no politics.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it.
- Henry George
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
- Abraham Lincoln
I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
- Georges Bataille
I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.
- George Canning
I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell.
- Harry S. Truman
I never truckled; I never took off the hat to Fashion and held it out for pennies. By God, I told them the truth.
- Frank Norris
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
- C. S. Lewis
If you love the truth, you'll trust it-that is, you will expect it to be good, beautiful, perfect, orderly, etc., in the long run, not necessarily in the short run.
- Abraham Maslow
If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
- Emile Zola
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.
- Pietro Aretino
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
- Rene Descartes
In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
- Paul Eldridge
In war, truth is the first casualty.
- Aeschylus
It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
- Jerome K. Jerome
It is unfortunate, considering enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
- Arthur Balfour
It would be a better world if everyone in it knew all the truth about everything.
- Andy Rooney
Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
- Aristotle
Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.
- Remy de Gourmont
Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Men in earnest have no time to waste in patching fig leaves for the naked truth.
- James Russell Lowell
Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Sir Winston Churchill
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
- Margaret Thatcher
One of the most untruthful things possible, you know, is a collection of facts, because they can be made to appear so many different ways.
- Karl Menninger
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
- Wallace Stevens
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
- Aristotle
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
- Euripides
Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries.
- Henry Wotton
The first casualty of war is truth.
- Hiram Johnson
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr
The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
- Frank Norris
The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it.
- Remy de Gourmont
The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.
- Pope John Paul
The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it, and invent ridiculous embellishments.
- Annie Sullivan
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
- Emile Zola
The truth needs so little rehearsal.
- Barbara Kingsolver
The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
- James A. Garfield
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
- Adolph Hitler
The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth.
- William O. Douglas
There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.
- Daniel Webster
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
- Charles Dickens
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
- Aristotle
Truth comes to us from the past, then, like gold washed down from the mountains.
- Carter G. Woodson
Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.
- Friedrich von Schiller
Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.
- Frank Norris
Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is boring without it.
- Pearl S. Buck
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
- Elvis Presley
Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting.
- William Randolph Hearst
Truth is sacred and if you tell the truth too often nobody will believe it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
- Emily Dickinson
Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
- James Russell Lowell
Truth-tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars.
- Gwendolyn Brooks
We have art to save ourselves from the truth.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda, it is a form of truth.
- John F. Kennedy
When in doubt, tell the truth.
- Mark Twain
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is—it is her shadow.
- Philip James Bailey
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
- Aldous Huxley
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
- Henrik Ibsen

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