Quotations on Truth

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The honest truth is that if this government were to propose the massacre of the first-born, it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.
- Diane Abbott
(Keywords: Government, Truth, Difficulty, First)

The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
- Peter Abelard
(Keywords: Wisdom, Truth, Key, Question, Questioning)

But the truth of the matter is that there is there is an opportunity for them to participate in the economic and political future of the country and certainly in the security life of the country.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Life, Truth, Opportunity, Country, Future, Security)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Truth, Breeding, Gain, Praise, Sense)

The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Life, Truth, People, Theatre)

The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Life, Truth, People, Theatre, Word)

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Truth, Lie, Being, Magic)

I have sons, and they have never said the word hell in front of me or my wife. That's the truth.
- Danny Aiello
(Keywords: Wife, Truth, Hell, Sons, Word)

Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me.
- Moustapha Akkad
(Keywords: Religion, Truth, Islam, Muslim, Being, Duty, Obligation)

The Spirit is Love expressed towards man as redeeming love, and the Spirit is truth, and the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. Redemption is inconceivable without truth and holiness.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Holiness, Man, Spirit)

The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?
- Katharine Anthony
(Keywords: History, Romance, Truth, Lovers, Satisfaction)

The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Keywords: Nature, Truth, Purity, Unity)

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Faith, Truth, Learning, Ridicule)

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Life, Truth, People, Conflict, Darkness, Error, Light, Opposites, Zone)

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
- Pietro Aretino
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Hate, Lies)

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Love, Truth, First, Friends, Honor, Piety)

This truth is a remedy against spiritual pride, namely, that none should account himself better before God than others, though perhaps adorned with greater gifts, and endowments.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: God, Truth, Gifts, Pride, Spiritual)

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Men, Truth, Dying)

Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Beauty, Life, Truth, Poetry, Criticism, Laws)

It is simply the truth that the political system that I am part of has degenerated to the point that it needs fundamental change.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Keywords: Change, Truth, Needs)

The truth is that I am enslaved... in one vast love affair with 70 children.
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Children)

The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Design, Government, Truth, Lie, Consideration, Light, Rhetoric, Right)

My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything.
- Lee Atwater
(Keywords: Nature, Love, Truth, Brotherhood, Humanity, Illness, Relationships)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Wife, Truth, Fortune, Man, Possession, Want)

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Time, Daughter, Truth, Authority)

Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth of truths is love.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Poets)

To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.
- Richard Baker
(Keywords: Health, Truth, Wealth, Risk)

Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God.
- James M. Baldwin
(Keywords: God, Truth, Idea, Goodness)

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
(Keywords: Funny, Truth, Comedy, Wrong)

Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Courage, Decision, Act, Goodness, Sisters, Today, Vengeance, Will)

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
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Soul, Virtue, Infinite, Justice, Law)

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
(Keywords: Time, Truth, Dream, Friends, Gain)

It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.
- Albert Barnes
(Keywords: God, Truth, Heart, Christian, Bible, Learning)

That justice should be administered between men, it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged; and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly obliged to discover the truth, according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases.
- Isaac Barrow
(Keywords: Men, Truth, Conscience, Fact, Justice)

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
(Keywords: Men, Truth, African)

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
- Roland Barthes
(Keywords: Time, Truth, Contradiction, May, Sarcasm)

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
(Keywords: Life, Truth, Judgment, Meaning, Mind)

Some day Love shall claim his own Some day Right ascend his throne, Some day hidden Truth be known; Some day - some sweet day.
- Lewis J. Bates
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Day, Right)

How sweet the words of Truth, breathed from the lips of Love.
- James Beattie
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Words)

Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Work, Truth, Men, World)

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Comfort)

Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered... the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith... All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown.
- Thomas Becket
(Keywords: Faith, Truth, Christ, Effort, Saints, Storms)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people.
- Harry Belafonte
(Keywords: Power, Truth, People, Will)

Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth.
- E. T. Bell
(Keywords: Science, Truth, Pretension)

My mother brought me magicians and witches, because I was very ugly, really revolting. So she thought somebody had put a spell on me - this is the truth - so she made me drink some horrible terrifying potions, for year.
- Roberto Benigni
(Keywords: Mother, Truth, Thought, Ugly, Witches)

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Art, Wisdom, Truth, Dying, End)

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Experience, Truth, Soul, Knowledge, Emotion, Force, May)

The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Happiness, Truth, Measure, Right, Wrong)

The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Theatre)



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