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)

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Truth, Myths, World)

I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Truth, Doctrine, Physics, Trinity)

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Truth, Virtue, Man)

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)

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Sense)

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Aggression, Murder)

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Truth, Cure, Freedom, Responsibility, Tears)

We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Truth, Heart, End, May, Motive, Will)

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)

Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Truth, Belief, Day, Will)

The words of truth are simple.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Truth, Words)

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Truth, Will)

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
(Keywords: Truth, Character, Values)

Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.
- Louis Agassiz
(Keywords: Truth, People, Bible, First)

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)

Search for the truth. I tell you things and I always ask you to verify what I say. I told you yesterday that there was an attack and a retreat at Saddam's airport.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Truth, Yesterday)

A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Fiction, Play)

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Reality, Will, Writer, Writers)

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
(Keywords: Truth, Victory, Name, Ridicule, Right)

I can't help believing that these things that come from the subconscious mind have a sort of truth to them. It may not be a scientific truth, but it's psychological truth.
- Brian Aldiss
(Keywords: Truth, Help, May, Mind)

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
- Shana Alexander
(Keywords: Truth, People, Excellence)

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Truth, World)

I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Truth, Want)

It's better to be hurt by the truth than to gain satisfaction from the lies.
- David Allan
(Keywords: Truth, Gain, Hurt, Lies, Satisfaction)

You have had indeed a fair trial. It is a shocking thing when a judge of your high office is shown to have betrayed the truth and his honor, and I sentence you to the penitentiary.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Truth, Honor, Office)

The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Truth, Errors, Man)

A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Truth, People, Guidance, Man)

In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Truth, Action, Decision, Consequences, Doubt, Question, Sense, Spirit)

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)

Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning.
- Dorothy Allison
(Keywords: Truth, Fiction, Lies, Meaning)

For two years living in a neutral country I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Truth, Conscience, Country, Living, Propaganda, Years)

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Truth, Materialism)

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, May, Silence)

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Truth, Error)

That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
- Sherwood Anderson
(Keywords: Truth, Thoughts, Beginning, Man, World)

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Truth, Difference, Facts, World)

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Man, Present)

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)

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
- Antisthenes
(Keywords: Truth, People, Friend, Enemy, Temper)

There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth - if the latter were unflattering.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Truth, Compliment, Woman)

That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Truth, Friend, Woman)

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)

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