Saturday, 2 March 2013

Truth Quotes

A truth that's told with bed intent Beats all the lies you can invent.
{Blake, Auguries of Innocence}
Tis strange but true: for truth is always strange,-Stranger than fiction.
{Byron, Don Juan}
I like a look of agony, Because I know it's true; Men do not sham convulsion, Nor simulate a throe.
{Emily Dickinson, Poems, IV}
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword; His truth Is marching on.
{Julia Ward Howe, Battle Hymn of the Republic}
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side.
{J. R. Lowell, The Present Crisis}
Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne.
{J. R. Lowell, The Present Crisis}
Man with his burning soul Has but an hour of breath To build a ship of Truth In which his soul may sail Sail on the sea of death For death takes toll Of beauty, courage, youth, Of all but Truth.
{John Masefield, Truth}
I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more as I grow older.
{Montaigne, Essays, III}
 Pilate saith unto him, ''What is truth>'' And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews.
{New Testament, John, XVIII, 38}
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
{New Testament, John, VIII, 13}
 And oftentimes to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray 's In deeper consequence.
{Shakespeare, Macbeth, 1, 3}
To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
{Shakespeare, Hamlet, I, 3}
My way of Joking is to tell the truth, It's the runniest joke in the world.
{Bernard Shaw, John Bull's Other Island, II}
Tnith is the most valuable thing we have. Let as economize it.
{Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar}
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, J' accuse}
Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!
{Daniel Webster, Speech. 1830}
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
{Aldous Huxley}
It is error alone which needs the support of government, Truth can stand by itself.
{Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia}
I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the great mirror of truth up before the world; I dreamed only of being a little pocket mirror, the sort that a woman can carry in her purse; one that reflects small blemishes, and some great beauties, when held close enough to the heart.
{Peter Altenberg}
The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.
{William James}
Men ardently pursue truth, assuming it will be angels' bread when found.
{W. MacNeile Dixon}
 There is no god higher than truth.
{Mahatma Gandhi}
Truth has very few friends and those few are suicides.
{Author Unknown}
It will never be possible by pure reason to arrive at some absolute truth.
{Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy}
When I tell any truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.
{William Blake}
 Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas.
 It is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth.
{Oscar Wilde}
 Truth breeds hatred.
{Bias of Priene, Maxims}
 Science and mathematics Run parallel to reality, they symbolize it, they squint at it, They never touch it: consider what an explosion Would rock the bones of men into little white fragments and unsky the world If any mind for a moment touch truth.
{Robinson Jeffers, ''The Silent Shepherds,'' The Beginning the End}
When one has one's hand full of truth it is not always wise to open it.
{French Proverb}
 If a thousand old beliefs were ruined in our march to truth we must still march on.
{Stop ford Brooke}
There is no truth. There is only perception.
{Gustave Flaubert}
 The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
{Jim Davis}

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