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Albert Camus
(1913 - 1960)
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Albert EinsteinIf you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Andre Gide
(1869 - 1951)
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
AnonymousAs scarce as truth is, the supply has always exceeded the demand.
AnonymousTruth is to the Bible what fiction is to literature.
Arthur Schopenhauer
(1788 - 1860)
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Bette MidlerI never know how much of what I say is true.
(1596 - 1650)
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.
Dorothy Parker
(1893 - 1967)
I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.
Edith SitwellThe public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Frank BurgessWith a man, a lie is a last resort; with women, it's First Aid.
Galileo Galilei
(1564 - 1642)
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
George LucasYou're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.
- (Star Wars author)
Groucho MarxTruth goes out the door when rumor comes innuendo.
H. L. Mencken
(1880 - 1956)
It is a fine thing to face machine guns for immortality and a medal, but isn't it a fine thing too, to face calumny, injustice and loneliness for the truth which makes men free?
Harry S. Truman
(1884 - 1972)
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
Henry David ThoreauWhere there is a lull in truth an institution springs up.
Herbert AgarThe truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Joan of Arc
(1412 - 1431)
Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth.
Josh Billings
(1818 - 1885)
As scarce as truth is, the supply is always greater than the demand.
- (American author and humorist)
Josh Billings
(1818 - 1885)
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
- (American humorist)
Mark Twain
(1835 - 1910)
When in doubt, tell the truth.
Mark Twain
(1835 - 1910)
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
Mark Twain
(1835 - 1910)
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain
(1835 - 1910)
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
Native AmericanI don't know if it happened this way, but I know it's true.
- (postscript to a folk legend)
Niels Bohr
(1885 - 9162)
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Oscar Wilde
(1854 - 1900)
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Solomon ShortAny great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true.
Stanley Baldwin
(1867 - 1947)
A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing it.
- (British P.M.)
Stephen Crane
(1871 - 1900)
The wayfarer, Perceiving the pathway to truth, Was struck with astonishment. It was thickly grown with weeds. "Ha," he said, "I see that none has passed here In a long time." Later he saw that each weed Was a singular knife. "Well," he mumbled at last, "Doubtless there are other roads."
Stephen Millich
(1941 - )
Truth is rarely an ally of good intentions.
W. H. Auden
(1907 - 1973)
Even madmen manage to convey unwelcome truths in lonely gibberish.
Walt HaskinsThe friend of all is truth, no matter how unwelcome IT IS on arrival.
WALT HASKINSThe friend of all is truth, no matter how unwelcome on arrival.
- (Author- COMMENTS USA)
William Faulkner
(1897 - 1962)
Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.
William James
(1842 - 1910)
We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
Winston Churchill
(1874 - 1965)
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
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