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Tell the children the truth.

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth not going all the way, and not starting.

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.

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.

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.

A lot of truth is said in jest.

The words of truth are always paradoxical.

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.

Light is the symbol of truth.

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

Only enemies speak the truth friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

My mother taught me that when you stand in the truth and someone tells a lie about you, don't fight it.

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.

Facts are many, but the truth is one.

For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth to know the worst and provide for it.

The truth is more important than the facts.

Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

I say that justice is truth in action.

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.

Every truth has two sides it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.

Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.

Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow.

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.

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.

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.

Gossip is called gossip because it's not always the truth.

Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion.

In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted.

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

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.

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities Truth isn't.

I preach there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else's. But behind all of them there is only one truth and that is that there's no truth.

Human love has little regard for the truth. It makes the truth relative, since nothing, not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person.

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.

Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.

Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.

Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.

Facts are stubborn things.

Truth disappears with the telling of it.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Truth is weirder than any fiction I've seen.

I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.

I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.

Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.

I always felt that a scientist owes the world only one thing, and that is the truth as he sees it.

Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.

Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.

The truth needs so little rehearsal.

Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.

Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.

The intuition of free will gives us the truth.

By doubting we are led to question, by questioning we arrive at the truth.

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Truth exists; only lies are invented.

Sincerity is moral truth.

Sure I think it is healthy to speak the truth, and be who you are, and be proud of that.

No one ever tells us the truth, even those we love.

You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that's not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress.

It is difficult to separate, at times, the myth from the truth.

Premature certainty is the enemy of the truth.

New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.

I'm going to speak the truth when I'm asked about it.

The truth is, sex doesn't mean that much to me now.

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.

I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.

Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child.

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.

One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth it is the beginning of disorder.

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.

All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?

Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.

In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.

Mystical explanations are thought to be deep the truth is that they are not even shallow.

There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.

Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.

It's a complete lie, why do people buy these papers? It's not the truth I'm here to say. You know, don't judge a person, do not pass judgement, unless you have talked to them one on one. I don't care what the story is, do not judge them because it is a lie.

It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.

The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.

The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.

The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.

It's much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That's the truth.

I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender.

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.

The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?

There's no truth anymore.

A lot of guys go, 'Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.' I tell 'em, 'I don't know any.' They want me to make one up. I don't make 'em up. I don't even know when I say it. They're the truth. And it is the truth. I don't know.

If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad.

Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true.

Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.

The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.

Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie.

I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.

You wanna get the truth out of me, get me hammered.

It may not always be easy, convenient, or politically correct to stand for truth and right, but it is the right thing to do. Always.

It seems that the first victim of an Obama campaign is the truth. It seems that the first victim of an Obama campaign is the truth.

Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered there is only error to be exposed.

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.

He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.

No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to.

Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.

We've used up a lot of bullets. And we talk about stimulus. But the truth is, we're running a federal deficit that's 9 percent of GDP. That is stimulative as all get out. It's more stimulative than any policy we've followed since World War II.

Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not.

Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.

Truth is what works.

We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.

To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.

I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.

We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.

For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.

The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.

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.

A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.

Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.

The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.

I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another, when the truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules.

Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own.

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.

The truth is that sometimes it is hard even for me to recognize the Hillary Clinton that other people see.

If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.

Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does.

No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.

However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they tell more truth to us than to anyone else.

Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow.

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.

The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.

A writer's job is to tell the truth.

I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai.

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth. That's who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that.

Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth give him too much, the same.

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.

In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it.

Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.

Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of judgment not to be deceived by them.

Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out.

The truth is, I'm proud of the life I've lived so far, and though I've made my share of mistakes, I have no regrets.

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously.

Your days are short here this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.

One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.

Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.

Justice is truth in action.

As long as I tell the truth I feel that nobody can touch me.

What is earnest is not always true on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.

I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.

For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.

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.

Truth is a good dog but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.

For truth is always strange stranger than fiction.

Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.

To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth.

If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.

It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.

Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.

There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation.

People will tell you anything but what they do is always the truth.

I guess rumors are more exciting than the truth.

Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to.

It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.

The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.

There is a tragic clash between Truth and the world. Pure undistorted truth burns up the world.

Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.

The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.

The truth of Moore's law has made remarkable things possible. On the software side, I think natural user interfaces in all their forms are equally significant.

There are websites that any government wants to block. The truth about the Internet is that it's extremely hard to block anything - extremely hard. You'll never get perfect blocking.

To feel not only submitted but willing to be anything or nothing as the Lord wills it - this is, in truth, to sing a song to our Well Beloved.

You don't have to be scared of me, because I am loyal. Why are people so scared of creative ideas and so scared of truth? All I want to do is do good.

I had practiced with the team, and the first scheduled game was with the University of Missouri. They made it quite clear to the Army that they would not play a team with a black player on it. Instead of telling me the truth, the Army gave me leave to go home.

If anyone offers conjectures about the truth of things from the mere possibility of hypotheses, I do not see by what stipulation anything certain can be determined in any science, since one or another set of hypotheses may always be devised which will appear to supply new difficulties.

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us.

Even the most cynical can hardly be surprised by the antics of Nixon and his accomplices as they are gradually revealed. It matters little, at this point, where the exact truth lies in the maze of perjury, evasion, and of contempt for the normal - hardly inspiring - standards of political conduct.

I think it's an Irish thing. We don't really care. We say it as we mean it, and you have to deal with it. The truth is the truth.

Truth is, I love everyone that is a good person regardless of what they look like, walk like, or who they love.

I tell people, and it's the truth, I could sit in my garage for a week and it won't make me a car. And you can sit in church till your bottom is flat and that won't make you a servant of Christ.

I was in my late thirties when my eyes were opened to truth in God's Word that showed me I wasn't living the abundant life Jesus died for me to have. I had a very negative mindset and was miserable most of the time because of the abuse I had experienced throughout my childhood.

Because my dad abused me, I was determined to never let a man tell me what to do. God clearly showed me that I needed to be a submissive wife if I wanted to be effective in ministry. The truth is, if we don't learn to submit to authority, we won't ever learn to submit to God.

If you want to become fully mature in the Lord, you must learn to love truth. Otherwise, you will always leave open a door of deception for the enemy to take what is meant to be yours.

Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things aren't happening.

Sadly, the truth is, there aren't many people who can be put in high positions who won't start thinking highly of themselves.

The great quest of life has always been to discover truth.

The truth is, anyone can start projects. The world is full of just-started projects that looked great at the time but were never completed.

The truth is, if we don't learn to submit to authority, we won't ever learn to submit to God.

You have to listen very carefully and tell the truth if you are going to get a paranoid person to open up to you.

We're so immaturely cynical as a culture. We're not wise enough to look at an institution like marriage and to really things about what it means and what it signifies. It signifies a place where people can tie the ropes of their lives together so that they're stronger. It signifies a place where people can tell the truth to one another.

The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation, so make your words count.

If I'm talking about girls and stuff, it's usually the truth. So now, you know, if you hear my songs, you are gonna appreciate it differently because usually, it's the truth.

'How much longer will I live?'... Only one thing seems clear to me. Every day should be well-lived. What a simple truth! Still, it is worthy of my attention.

Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.

Young people are just as attracted to the truth as they are convenience and expediency.

You have to tell the whole truth, the good and the bad, maybe some things that are uncomfortable for some people.

The truth is an anti-war statement in itself.

Man has throughout the ages been seeking something beyond himself, beyond material welfare - something we call truth or God or reality, a timeless state - something that cannot be disturbed by circumstances, by thought or by human corruption.

Can the mind see the truth of its own incapacity to know the unknown? Surely if I see very clearly that my mind cannot know the unknown, there is absolute quietness.

Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief.

Truth cannot be brought down; rather, the individual must make the effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountaintop to the valley. If you would attain to the mountaintop, you must pass through the valley, climb the steeps, unafraid of the dangerous precipices.

'Crazy-busy' is a great armor, it's a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we're feeling and what we really need can't catch up with us.

An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity, is this: look at the peacock; it's beautiful if you look at it from the front. But if you look at it from behind, you discover the truth... Whoever gives in to such self-absorbed vanity has huge misery hiding inside them.

If men possessed wisdom, which stands in the same relation to the form of man as the sight to the eye, they would not cause any injury to themselves or to others; for the knowledge of truth removes hatred and quarrels, and prevents mutual injuries.

In Israel, there's a lot to learn from anyone, because to live there you've got to deal with the truth. Things happen real fast. Your day goes from cool to catastrophic in one second. Israelis know that the cafe you're in could blow up, or the shopping mall, and they rock that.

More and more, journalism seems to have hopped out of Truth's pocket and crept into another.

Edward Snowden, who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, professes to have had access to whatever he wanted to know about anyone's anything. If he's telling the truth, why does he have such permeability without any government oversight? Is that OK with you?

It is a most certain truth, that the richer we see ourselves to be, confessing at the same time our poverty, the greater will be our progress, and the more real our humility.

Truth is of no practical value to mankind save as it affects terrestrial phenomena, hence the discoveries of science should be concealed or glossed over wherever they conflict with orthodoxy.

The truth does not need to be defended.

I love that I can tell the truth and have people laugh at it.

People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.

If there is one thing I fear less than everything else, it is, I believe, persecution for my opinions. There are a good many points about which I may be diffident, but when it comes to questions of Truth and intellectual independence, there is no holding me - I can envisage no finer end than to sacrifice oneself for a conviction.

We have but one permanent home: heaven - that's still the old truth that we always have to re-learn - and it's only through the impact of sad experiences that we assimilate it.

When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.

When I fish, I stop thinking about anything else. But truth be told, if you want to declare victories, I can tell you the fish have won a lot more than I have. It's interesting that something with a brain the size of a fish's can outsmart us humans, who think we are el supremo.

I was once a journalist. And I think of myself as a journalist, and that's it. You tell the truth. I even wrote a book called 'The Truth'.

The truth is, through all these years of public service, the 'service' part has always come easier to me than the 'public' part.

I believe that hunger for a 'lost dimension' of experience is a natural yearning in all of us, and it doesn't go away just because we ignore it. It is evidenced among other places in the millions of children and adults who obsessively read the 'Harry Potter' books. It is said that fiction is where someone gets to tell the truth.

Priests, ministers and rabbis are asking where the children are going. Slowly but surely, they're seeing that people are hungry for something beyond the doctrine. It isn't that they don't want religious truth. But they want the mystical core, the heart of the religious truth.

In 'Healing the Soul of America,' I wrote about Gandhi's notion of soul force in politics and why it matters to stand on your truth.

Sri Yukteswar showed no special consideration to those who happened to be powerful or accomplished; neither did he slight others for their poverty or illiteracy. He would listen respectfully to words of truth from a child, and openly ignore a conceited pundit.

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

To tell the truth, I'd join a band with John Lennon any day, but I couldn't join a band with Paul McCartney, but it's nothing personal. It's just from a musical point of view.

I couldn't find any way to tell the truth in a regular newspaper.

There are times a country is so tired of bull that only the truth can provide relief.

Truth is, I've spent much of my life trying, unsuccessfully, to explode the myths about Texas.

The truth is - and this is corny - I fall more in love with Portia all the time. I really do. She surprises me all the time.

I think my love of truth and honesty forces me to notice that the liberal intelligentsia of Western countries is betraying itself where Islam is concerned.

To tell you the truth, I believe everything - tigers, trees, stones - are sentient in one way or another. You'd never catch me idly kicking a stone, for example.

In our development, as we grow throughout our lives, the structure of our beliefs becomes very complicated, and we make it even more complicated because we make the assumption that what we believe is the absolute truth.

Humans believe so many lies because we aren't aware. We ignore the truth or we just don't see the truth. When we are educated, we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog that doesn't allow us to perceive the truth, what really is.

When we believe in lies, we cannot see the truth, so we make thousands of assumptions and we take them as truth. One of the biggest assumptions we make is that the lies we believe are the truth!

When you look at yourself in a mirror, do you like what you see, or do you judge your body and use the word to tell yourself lies? If you believe that you are not attractive enough, then you believe a lie, and you are using the word against yourself, against the truth.

We never stop to consider that our beliefs are only a relative truth that's always going to be distorted by all the knowledge we have stored in our memory.

I can say, 'Well, I'm a male. I'm a male human. I'm a medical doctor. I'm an author...' If I go to a religious point of view, I will say, 'I am a soul. I am a spirit.' If I go into science, I will say, 'I am energy. I am light.' But the truth is I have no idea what I am.

When the people who are responsible for our country ask you a direct question, I expect them to accept a direct answer, not to be blackballed because you are telling the truth.

This is where you see the truth of entertainment, because it is not edited. You see it on stage as it is happening. Even if we fall down or forget our words, it's a part of live entertainment.

We Americans have always considered Hollywood, at best, a sinkhole of depraved venality. And, of course, it is. It is not a protective monastery of aesthetic truth. It is a place where everything is incredibly expensive.

The truth is I've been doing Kickstarter before there was Kickstarter; there was no Internet. Social Media was writing letters, making phone calls, beating the bushes.

Perceptual reality is different for different species. In certain species it is a mode of observation, so what we call scientific fact is actually not ultimate truth, it is perceptual experience, and it's a mode of observation.

There's no comfort in the truth, pain is all you'll find.

The truth is my love life has been a lot more turbulent than I have let on.

Jesus is the very concrete truth revealing and standing in for the universal truth.

Sometimes ideas are coming so fast that I have to stop doing one song to get another. But I don't forget the first one. If it works, it will always be there. It's like the truth: it will find you and lift you up. And if it ain't right, it will dissolve like sand on the beach.

Engineering training deals with the exact sciences. That sort of exactness makes for truth and conscience. It might be good for the world if more men had that sort of mental start in life even if they did not pursue the profession.

As we lay hold upon the truth of God, its influence must affect us. It must elevate us. It must remove from us every imperfection.

Fixed principles of truth are the only safeguard for youth.

I'm one of those people you hate because of genetics. It's the truth.

I sit with people who are dying. I'm one of those unusual types that enjoys being with someone when they're dying because I know I am going to be in the presence of Truth.

The women's movement burst forth when I was fifteen. That was when I began to believe that life might semi-work out after all. The cavalry had arrived. Women were starting to say that you got to tell the truth now, that you had to tell the truth if you were going to heal and have an authentic life.

I happen to be a Christian, but I know that there is one God. People worshipping goodness and love and kindness and truth are worshipping the same God.

My idea of a delicious time is to read a book that is wonderful. But the ruling passion of my life is being a seeker after truth and the divine.

I don't know if I'm selfless - I still want to make a great record. I want to make a hit record. I want to tour; that's not completely selfless. But the truth is I'm not interested in people coming to my show for me as much as I am for them coming to my show for themselves. That's always been how I am.

The truth about Pearl Harbour is obscured to this day. But it has been much studied.

We are the United States of Amnesia, which is encouraged by a media that has no desire to tell us the truth about anything, serving their corporate masters who have other plans to dominate us.

I've yet to read a memoir by anyone I've known at all well that came anywhere near to the truth.

Science is the pursuit of pure truth, and the systematizing of it.

We artists have the dignity to tell the truth to the people, unlike politicians.

My only goal is to make you laugh, not tell you the truth.

I would prefer to just continue to speak about truth and to speak about what makes sense.

Most people don't care if you're telling them the truth or if you're telling them a lie, as long as they're entertained by it.

Truth suffers from too much analysis.

Luckily, even when people are shouting lies, the truth is undamaged. Science doesn't matter what you believe.

The government that governs from afar absolutely requires that the truth and the facts reach its knowledge by every possible channel, so that it may weigh and estimate them better, and this need increases when a country like the Philippines is concerned, where the inhabitants speak and complain in a language unknown to the authorities.

The truth is this: Brutalized, victimized children invariably will brutalize and victimize when they grow up. Is our only response to this the certain promise that we will penalize them when they do? Or will we commit to keeping our children safe from brutality and victimization?

I don't mind what people say about me as long as it's an opinion or the truth. If someone says, 'He's the worst comedian in the world,' that's fine. If someone says, 'His face makes me want to punch the TV,' that's fine. But if they say, 'Oh, and I know for a fact he hunts squirrels,' I go: no, no, no... that's a lie.

With the Internet era and social media and politics being so out there with the lies, now you've got people denying things they're on camera doing, and then you've got people not really caring about the truth. You've got people supporting people who've done horrific things, but just don't want the other side to get any satisfaction.

I'm a scientist at heart, so I know how important the truth is. However inconvenient, however unattractive, however embarrassing, however shocking, the truth is the truth, and wanting it not to be true doesn't change things.

The great thing about Batman and Superman, in truth, is that they are literally transcendent. They are better than most of the stories they are in.

I've been & am absurdly over-estimated. There are no supermen & I'm quite ordinary, & will say so whatever the artistic results. In that point I'm one of the few people who tell the truth about myself.

Every Republican is on record as saying Obamacare is unacceptable, intolerable, and they're gonna do everything they could to keep it from happening. But, at the moment of truth, they're not.

I am the Doctor of Democracy. I am America's Truth Detector. And as the Doctor of Democracy, the deal you have with your doctor isn't changing. You get to keep your doctor. You get to keep your plan. You get to keep your station. Nothing's changing, and it really never was gonna change.

It doesn't benefit me to lie to people. They're eventually going to find out the truth, and then where am I? That's the problem with liberalism and socialism, by the way: it has to be propped up by lies.

The truth of anything doesn't matter anymore. What's right doesn't matter. What makes economic common sense doesn't matter. I'm blue in the face over it.

The truth is, I'm just a rough old New Zealander who has enjoyed many challenges in his life.

The Spirit is as operative today in communicating the gospel to all who seek the truth as it was on the day of Pentecost anciently.

Trash talk? Smack talk? This is an American term that makes me laugh. I simply speak the truth. I'm an Irish man.

I had to learn early on that where conservatives are concerned, the truth about them is the last thing anybody wants to report. It's the lies and distortions, the mischaracterizations, the character assassinations, that people want to report.

It is a fundamental truth that the responsibilities of motherhood cannot be successfully delegated. No, not to day-care centers, not to schools, not to nurseries, not to babysitters.

Time is on the side of truth.

Truth is truth, whether labeled 'science' or 'religion.'

Many novels and modern publications are corrupters of morals or distorters of truth.

The influence of 'Hidden Fortress' comes up a lot because it was printed in a book once. The truth is, the only thing I was inspired by was the fact that it's told from the point of view of two peasants, who get mixed up with a samurai and princess and a lot of very high-level people.

Voltaire lighted a torch and gave to others the sacred flame. The light still shines and will as long as man loves liberty and seeks for truth.

When every church becomes a school, every cathedral a university, every clergyman a teacher, and all their hearers brave and honest thinkers, then - and not until then - will the dream of poet, patriot, philanthropist and philosopher become a real and blessed truth.

The truth is that all great men have had great mothers. Great women have had, as a rule, great fathers.

There are times when a falsehood well told bridges over quite a difficulty, but in the long run, you had better tell the truth, even if you swim the creek.

Seek truth from facts.

The fact that free men persist in the search for the truth is the essential difference between Communism and Democracy.

Beauty is not all there is of poetry. It must contain the truth. It is not simply an oak, rude and grand, neither is it simply a vine. It is both. Around the oak of truth runs the vine of beauty.

A good way to make children tell the truth is to tell it yourself. Keep your word with your child the same as you would with your banker.

Every religion in the world has denounced every other religion as a fraud. That proves to me that they all tell the truth - about others.

The truth is that nearly everybody is right about some things and wrong about most things; and if a man's testimony is not to be taken until he is right on every subject, witnesses will be extremely scarce.

Sometimes when you get in this game, you think that you're going to take off if you do a song with someone big. But that's not the truth. Everything with you got to be good - the visual, the push, the production.

There may not be one Truth - there may be several truths - but saying that is not to say that reality doesn't exist.

I think that much of the truth has been withheld from the American people.

People are trying to find an outlet to tell their truth.

Fiction is not necessarily about what you know, it's about how you feel. That is the truth about fiction, and the other truth is that all science is a tool, and we use our tools not to actualise what we know, but to implement how we feel.

If you see voters as rational, you'll be a terrible politician. People are not wired to be rational. Our brains simply evolved to keep us alive. Brains did not evolve to give us truth. Brains merely give us movies in our minds that keeps us sane and motivated. But none of it is rational or true, except maybe sometimes by coincidence.

Truth be told, actually, my favorite director of the Movie Brats was not Scorsese. Loved him. But my favorite director of the Movie Brats was Brian de Palma. I actually met De Palma right after I'd done 'Reservoir Dogs,' and I was very beside myself.

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.

When we say 'less fortunate,' we generally mean the poor rather than the disabled, who actually are less fortunate. In truth, the poor are generally 'less fortunate' only in terms of genetics. They are certainly not less fortunate in the amount of help they receive.

Some people erroneously believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members are not Christian. We have difficulty understanding why anyone could accept and promote an idea that is so far from the truth.

A testimony of the truth of the gospel does not come the same way to all people. Some receive it in a unique, life-changing experience. Others gain a testimony slowly, almost imperceptibly until, one day, they simply know.

Who is God? Who are we? What is our purpose? All these questions remain unanswered. I want to reach the genuine seeker of spiritual well-being. My goal is to satisfy the hunger and longing for those who are seeking the truth.

When you find your definitions in God, you find the very purpose for which you were created. Put your hand into God's hand, know His absolutes, demonstrate His love, present His truth, and the message of redemption and transformation will take hold.

When I was a boy, the priest, my uncle, carefully inculcated upon me this proverb, which I then learned and have ever since kept in my mind: 'Dico tibi verum, Libertas optima rerum; Nunquam servili, sub nexu vivito, fili.' 'I tell you a truth: Liberty is the best of things, my son; never live under any slavish bond.'

The happy medium - truth in all things - is no longer either known or valued; to gain applause, one must write things so inane that they might be played on barrel-organs, or so unintelligible that no rational being can comprehend them, though on that very account, they are likely to please.

Truth is, generally I like film festivals; somewhere at some level there's an exchange of ideas.

I would definitely welcome lighter material, but I like to be where the truth lies.

Only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.

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.

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.

The only way into truth is through one's own annihilation through dwelling a long time in a state of extreme and total humiliation.

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.

We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.

The color of truth is gray.

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.

What is truth? said jesting Pilate and would not stay for an answer.

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.

When you're caught up in the storm or, you know, just the turmoil of everything that there is another side and you do get through it. And you know, just standing by the truth and doing the right thing.

In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.

All truth is not to be told at all times.

It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we recognize the truth.

Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.

Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.

Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.

Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.

Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.

The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.

I've been &amp am absurdly over-estimated. There are no supermen &amp I'm quite ordinary, &amp will say so whatever the artistic results. In that point I'm one of the few people who tell the truth about myself.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.

We must never be afraid to go too far, for truth lies beyond.

There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.

I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth.

The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.

We are free to yield to truth.

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.

I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.

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.

An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence a vain man, in order that it may.

When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.

Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.

Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.

In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth - often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.

There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.

It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases.

I guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf. I don't say I don't like people at all, but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.

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.

And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.

It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.

Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.

One is certain of nothing but the truth of one's own emotions.

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.

The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy.

All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.

The words of truth are simple.

What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?

Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.

The world is indeed a mixture of truth and make-believe. Discard the make-believe and take the truth.

You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.

Too much truth is uncouth.

The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth.

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.

Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes, Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet, says Literature. But unlike other systems of knowing, Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another.

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.

We live in a world of denial, and we don't know what the truth is anymore.

There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.

If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.

To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way.

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.

It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.

To be a writer does not mean to preach a truth, it means to discover a truth.

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.

The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.

The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.

Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.

I want to be distinguished from the rest to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.

Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie.

I cringe at backstory. Because it never quite explains or gets into some psychological thing that is never quite right and never quite the truth and who knows why someone is some way.

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.

Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.

I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.

Humility is truth.

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.

Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated.

There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.

Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets, said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.

Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth.

Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.

Justice is the truth in action.

Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.

It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth,' and so it goes away. Puzzling.

Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.

I'm actually a very honest person, and sometimes I end up like, 'Man, I said too much.' It's hard for me not to tell the truth when you ask me.

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.

The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.

Veiling truth in mystery.

So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.

A new untruth is better than an old truth.

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.

The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.

You never find yourself until you face the truth.

Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others.

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.

Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.

Without the way, there is no going without the truth, there is no knowing without the life, there is no living.

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.

Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.

A priest is he who lives solely in the realm of the invisible, for whom all that is visible has only the truth of an allegory.

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.

All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.

I pefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.

Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.

The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it.

When I grew up, in Taiwan, the Korean War was seen as a good war, where America protected Asia. It was sort of an extension of World War II. And it was, of course, the peak of the Cold War. People in Taiwan were generally proAmerican. The Korean War made Japan. And then the Vietnam War made Taiwan. There is some truth to that.

But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing that has happened has been my discovery that people who attend the conventions are filled with love.

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.

The pursuit of truth will set you free even if you never catch up with it.

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.

I'll continue to try and balance like a circus act. And I will just fight to always tell the truth. Even if it's difficult.

The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.

Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.

Even if I accepted that Jesus - like almost every other prophet on record - was born of a virgin, I cannot think that this proves the divinity of his father or the truth of his teachings. The same would be true if I accepted that he had been resurrected.

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.

Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.

They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.

Truth is a tendency.

Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous.

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.

The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosopher's or saviours. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself, and that is why you must know yourself - Immaturity lies only in total ignorance of self.

But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.

Most people don't care if you're telling them the truth or if you're telling them a lie, as long as they're entertained by it. You find that out really fast.

You have to tell each other the truth, you cannot be nice and happy when we want to achieve so much as a team and a club.

I'm perceived to be this solitary character, but nothing could be further from the truth.

The truth is that transitioning to clean energy like wind and solar will create millions of new, good jobs that can't be outsourced, and spur economic growth - all while avoiding the inevitable, significant damages our economy will suffer should we keep building more pipelines.

We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.

I don't want people thinking they know me instead of the character. Steve McQueen has loads of stories about him - who knows what's true? But it's great for people to fictionalize rather than know the truth.

When I think about protest, I worry so much that people think about it only as standing in the streets. And I say that as someone who has been standing in the streets of cities across the country - but at the root of it is this idea of telling the truth in public.

To tell the truth I cannot call my childhood bad. In your childhood you can't compare things: one eats carrots, one eats candy, both taste good. As a child you cannot tell the difference.

It's a journalist's job to be a witness to history. We're not there to worry about ourselves. We're there to try and get as near as we can, in an imperfect world, to the truth and get the truth out.

When we value correct principles, we have truth - a knowledge of things as they are.

I don't want happy-face conclusions. I want the truth.

The truth is, I have absolutely no professional credentials - literally, which is why I'm teaching at MIT.

In truth, I did enjoy the benefits of a Harvard connection.

I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job.

The first casualty when war comes is truth.

Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.

The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

The truth is, I had always wanted to be a comedian, but I really didn't have that kind of personality, and it's a terrifying thing to say.

Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.

Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.

Most people live in a myth and grow violently angry if anyone dares to tell them the truth about themselves.

Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.

It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.

The truth is, the secular world isn't too enamored with Jesus. And they're not too enamored with someone who is leading people to Jesus. So if you're out there talking about people's sins, and you're talking about righteousness, you will get pushback. Jesus Himself did. The apostles did. I mean, there's persecution all up and down the line.

The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.

One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.

Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.

Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.

Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.

When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of.

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.

Truth comes out in wine.

I can take any truth just don't lie to me.

Not everyone can see the truth, but he can be it.

Alas! they had been friends in youth but whispering tongues can poison truth.

Truth is in things, and not in words.

It shows the truth - that the real meaning of a word is only as powerful or harmless as the emotion behind it.

I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.

Truth should not be forced it should simply manifest itself, like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.

For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.

Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with either your conscience or your honor unwounded.

The secular elites are so terrified of telling the truth about radical Islam. When you talk about the radical Islamists, we have got to get straight and get serious and talk about it in the right way.

By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth.

Listen friends, you have to face the truth: You are never going to be rich... The system is rigged in favor of the few, and your name is not among them, not now and not ever.

If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.

The truth is that our way of celebrating the Christmas season does spring from myriad cultures and sources, from St. Nicholas to Coca-Cola advertising campaigns.

Our understanding of the world around us is constantly being redefined and expanded, and so therefore, it is wiser to be passionate about seeking for truth than knowing it.

There is little more powerful than when truth joins action.

You can hate me. You can go out there and say anything you want about me, But you will love me later because I told you the truth.

The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I'm looking for the truth, and it goes away. Puzzling.

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.

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.

Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth.

To tell the truth is revolutionary.

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.

I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy.

People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.

Somewhere between the intellectual idea of why we're attracted to certain things and the pragmatic reality is some form of ever-evolving truth.

I want to go to bed richer than when I woke up. The pursuit of wealth is a wonderful thing, but the thing is you have to be honest about it, you have to tell the truth.

To me, horror is when I see somebody lying. I mean a person I know. A friend. And he's telling me something that I accept. And then suddenly, as he or she is telling it, there's something that gives them away. They're not telling me the truth.

Wallow too much in sensitivity and you can't deal with life, or the truth.

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.

Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.

I always come from truth.

I am a lie who always speaks the truth.

Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember.

The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.

The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.

Because you're not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.

God help us from those who believe that they are the sole possessors of truth. How we manage at times to agree willingly to become prisoners within our own minds and souls of beliefs and ideas on which we can never be flexible.

Because no matter what you say in life, the truth will always be the truth. You know when someone is telling the truth, you look in the eyes. I have a tendency to believe people.

Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.

The truth is lived, not taught.

I'm one of those people you hate because of genetics. It is the truth.

To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.

For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.

Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.

I have followed holiness, I have taught truth, and I have been most in the main things not that I thought the things concerning our times little, but that I thought none could do anything to purpose in God's great and public matters, till they were right in their conditions.

Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.

Let us be a little humble let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.

I was not out to paint beautiful pictures even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.

Truth cannot be defeated.

Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.

Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is.

I take work very seriously and telling the truth in my job and professionalism.

The search for the truth is not for the faint hearted.

Never underestimate people. They do desire the cut of truth.

Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests.

The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure.

I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.

Everybody now admits that apartheid was wrong, and all I did was tell the people who wanted to know where I come from how we lived in South Africa. I just told the world the truth. And if my truth then becomes political, I can't do anything about that.

When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.

I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.

Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!

Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.

The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.

Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.

OK, so truth hurts - but what else does truth do?

A biblical false prophet was a servant of the devil attempting to lead people away from the truth.

In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep, serious way.

Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit.

Let me get you to understand I don't bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I'm very honest and I always tell the truth. I'm not a liar, I'm not manipulative and I don't stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest.

Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.

Truth is exact correspondence with reality.

There are two ways of lying. One, not telling the truth and the other, making up statistics.

Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.

The truth is that men are tired of liberty.

There is no original truth, only original error.

The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.

Ideas are, in truth, force.

The truth is, I wrote a novel when I was 23. It's hideously bad. Truly rotten.

Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man.

In order to create lasting security you must learn to stand in your truth.

Truth is not a matter of personal viewpoint.

In every truth, the beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it.

This is my truth, tell me yours.

I wish I had coined the phrase 'tyranny of choice,' but someone beat me to it. The counterintuitive truth is that have an abundance of options does not make you feel privileged and indulged too many options make you feel like all of them are wrong, and that you are wrong if you choose any of them.

Every day I try to do breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga. These things sound awfully cliche, but they help me slow down and try to point to a truth.

I'm someone who believes the truth needs to be heard. And if I'm empowered with the truth, I'm not going to shut up.

I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly.

Language is the house of the truth of Being.

It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.

The source of all the material comes from nothingness, illusion is working more on things you can prove. That's the principle, the essence of life, it is actually an illusion, not immaterial. That's worth pursuing. So illusion is not nothing. In a way, that is the truth.

The most powerful element in advertising is the truth.

Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth.

Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.

The day will come, however, when they will truly know the Unification Church and me. The day will come when the truth will be known and the message of love will be taught. On that day, their regret will be deep.

He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.

Reclaiming the word 'fat' was the most empowering step in my progress. I stopped using it for insult or degradation and instead replaced it with truth, because the truth is that I am fat, and that's ok. So now when someone calls me fat, I agree, whereas before I would get embarrassed and emotional.

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.

I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial but, if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.

The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it.

In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions.

There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs.

I'm not a tough guy. I'm just delivering the truth and only the truth and if you can't deal with it, too bad.

One is a child when one has a child. No one says, 'You will never be the same again.' Which is the truth! And we're all supposed to be happy all the time. What is that about?

I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice... I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.

I think Hollywood has a class system. The actors are like the inmates, but the truth is they're running the asylum.

All stories should have some honesty and truth in them, otherwise you're just playing about.

The genuine truth, and I do think about this a lot, is that I'm one of the least competitive people you'll ever meet. Except with myself.

Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route.

I know what I like in other actors: truth. That's the best. It makes you say, 'OK, I'll go with you on this.'

The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a liar after all. He simply can't control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and, eager for your approval, reports the version that he knows will make you happy.

I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.

People often ask, why aren't you reading about what it is you're working on right now? And the truth is, you only get three pages a night before your eyelids close.

I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.

There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.

A lot of journalism wants to have what they call objectivity without them having a commitment to pursuing the truth, but that doesn't work. Objectivity requires belief in and a commitment toward pursuing the truth - having an object outside of our personal point of view.

The truth is, I don't have any problem with journalists - I count some of them as friends - also some of my heroes are journalists, I'm a big fan of Robert Fisk - great people or crazy people who are prepared to stand up for what's right.

Politics won't allow for the truth.

The thing about the truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.

The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself.

I am not politically correct. I am all about the facts, I am all about the truth and I am all about Godly pursuits and what this country was built on, and I am not apologetic about it.

Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.

My longing for truth was a single prayer.

To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.

Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.

A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.

A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me.

Exactitude is not truth.

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

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.

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.

Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love these only can triumph, for these only can endure.

To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be.

I've worked for 55 years. I'm going to take a little time off, to tell you the truth. It's just that now in the last couple of weeks, Gelman is pouring it on. 'Farewell to Regis!' It's getting embarrassing.

A gift of truth is the gift of love.

Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.

I'm interested in trying to explore what I think is the truth at a given time in my life, and part of the process of being honest is - in my mind - talking about the idea that you're watching a movie. You're sitting here watching a movie. And I like that. It appeals to me intellectually, and also in a way I can't even explain.

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.

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.

Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.

A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.

Tell the truth and shame the devil.

No human being will ever know the Truth, for even if they happen to say it by chance, they would not even known they had done so.

Comedy is a way to make sense of chaos. It's a way of dealing with things that are overwhelming, that threaten you it's a way to survive and get closer to the truth.

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.

Truth is life's most precious commodity.

I never apologize for the truth. And the truth here is that racists come in many different colors.

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty. The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth.

One must always try to see the truth of a situation - it makes things universal.

Truth comes to us mediated by human love.

I don't think you can tell the objective truth about a person. That's why people write novels.

Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was kept in order and increasing by staying in port but know he finds, I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth, that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year.

The truth is, if anyone saw my home life, I'm pretty sure it would look like other families' around the world. There's a lot of juggling to be done.

A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men.

Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.

The truth is that I oppose the Iraq war, just as I opposed the Vietnam War, because these two conflicts have weakened the U.S. and diminished our standing in the world and our national security.

I make one pledge above all others - to seek and speak the truth with all the resources of mind and spirit I command.

I'm not pretty. The truth is I didn't think I could be a model at all. I was looking at some of the guys on the walls at Irene Marie and I thought to myself 'Jesus Christ. I can't do this. I don't look anything like these guys'.

Also, I used to think that one day I might get someone to iron my shirts, but the truth is I really like doing them myself.

Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff: I've got the truth, and you haven't.

The only thing I can do is tell the truth as I see it and let the chips fall where they may.

The truth is that I'm constitutionally incapable of doing an ordinary job.

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then life is dull without it.

The audience is the best judge of anything. They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags - they're gonna cough.

It's been a pretty fun ride, to tell you the truth.

I'd like to say I'm R&ampB's savior. Whether that's the truth or not, I'm definitely going out there with my mic and my shield to declare, 'I am here to save R&ampB.' I will have the people saying, 'Sir, there is a man at the musical gates saying he is here to save R&ampB.'

The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes, though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim. Both aim at reaching the most real.

My assignment is what every writer's assignment is: tell the truth of his own time.

You don't have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.

You've got to demand the truth from yourself.

The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.

Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood, isn't it?

People talk about 'getting rid of the old image', and I guess there's some merit in that. But the truth is that people loved 'The Wonder Years' - I can't turn my back on it.

My truth - what I believe - is that there are no answers here and, if you are looking for answers, you'd better choose the question carefully.

Every night I go over what I did in the day, in ethical or moral terms. Have I treated people properly? Did I tell the truth?

It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth as plainly and precisely as we can.

The most solid piece of scientific truth I know of is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature.

I intend to explode the myths about myself and get down to the real truth about the legend that is Batman.

Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.

Too many prefer gentle lies to hard truths.

When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.

Your duty is to scream those truths that one should shout but that are merely whispered.

Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.

Tell the truth about what you are feeling. Tell the truth about what you are thinking. Tell the truth about what you are doing and why.

One voice speaking truth is a greater force than fleets and armies.

In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a safe companion than a pleasant falsehood.

If you're seeking the truth than what you don't know is more important than you know.

You can live with illusions, or you can live for truth. You can have ignorance, or you can have self-knowledge.

The truth is, you know, we need our anodynes. You know that word, anodynes? We need that in life some times. A good warm bath can be one for you, or a whatever.

The truth is that everyone pays attention to who's number one at the box office. And none of it matters, because the only thing that really exists is the connection the audience has with a movie.

I think 80 percent of the population are really great, caring people who will help you and tell you the truth. That's just the way it is. And I think 20 percent of the population are crooks and liars. It's just a fact.

I am the luckiest old broad on two feet if the truth were known. It's - but it all goes back to 'Mary Tyler Moore,' 'Golden Girls,' all those - actors love to take the credit. We couldn't do it without the writers.

You don't learn from successes; you don't learn from awards; you don't learn from celebrity; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures. And that's the truth.

A memoir forces me to stop and remember carefully. It is an exercise in truth. In a memoir, I look at myself, my life, and the people I love the most in the mirror of the blank screen. In a memoir, feelings are more important than facts, and to write honestly, I have to confront my demons.

There's basically an element of fiction in everything you remember. Imagination and memory are almost the same brain processes. When I write fiction, I know that I'm using a bunch of lies that I've made up to create some form of truth. When I write a memoir, I'm using true elements to create something that will always be somehow fictionalized.

I have been a professor, and I have been a policymaker, and as a professor, you think in terms of truth or absolutes.

In '85, I went through rehab and I wasn't ready. If you're not ready, you're not ready. You don't want to hear the truth, and you're gonna keep doing what you keep doing.

I do not concern myself much with reading long commentary volumes designed to enlarge at length upon that which is found in the scriptures. Rather, I prefer to dwell with the source, tasting of the unadulterated waters of the fountain of truth - the word of God as he gave it and as it has been recorded in the books we accept as scripture.

Let every mother realize that she has no greater blessing than the children who have come to her as a gift from the Almighty; that she has no greater mission than to rear them in light and truth, in understanding and love.

I do not fear truth. I welcome it. But I wish all of my facts to be in their proper context.

Truth will prevail.

The truth touches us. We try to be guided by this contact.

When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe.

From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.

It's a great responsibility before God, the judge who guides us, who draws us to truth and good, and in this sense the church must unmask evil, rendering present the goodness of God, rendering present his truth, the truly infinite for which we are thirsty.

There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our friends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.

It's very, very important to me, no matter who the person is, to play that person with the utmost degree of truth that I'm able to bring. But playing a character like Jack Sparrow or Willy Wonka, that requires nothing but a degree of responsibility to the intent of the story - responsibility to the film-maker to deliver the goods.

War is wrong. Conscription for war is inconsistent with freedom of conscience, which is not merely the right to believe but to act on the degree of truth that one receives, to follow a vocation which is God-inspired and God-directed.

I find as long as I acknowledge the truth of something, then that's it. I know what it is and then I can operate. But if I overestimate the downside of something or the challenge of something and I get too obsessed about the difficulty of it, then I don't leave enough room to be open to the upside, the possibility.

I've made so many films in New York. There was an assumption I think a lot of people had that I am a New Yorker, that I am from New York, and I always felt like nothing could be further from the truth.

'A People's History of the United States' was actually a very big book for me. I read it in high school, and I felt like my mind was really blown by it. I think the truth is I read it because it's referenced in 'Good Will Hunting.'

We looked too long for God and truth through words alone. The fruit for humanity has been rather limited, it seems to me - especially when I observe every day the extraordinary amount of unhappy and angry people in well educated and 'religious' countries.

I don't think anyone wants to look in the mirror and say, 'I'm anti-woman.' They don't see themselves that way, and you can't treat them that way. But you have to tell the truth.

I don't think I ever expected anything like an Oscar ever, to tell you the truth. That is not my motivation when I do these roles. I really am motivated by being able to work with great people and create a body of work that I can look back and be proud of.

I had a period when I was sixteen where I started to get a big head. I was going through puberty, and I was nominated for an Academy Award. My head got inflated. My friends were the real ones who said, 'You're acting different.' But the truth is that I don't need that, because I don't get out of hand.

I have very little fashion sense, and to tell you the truth, I give it very little thought. I dress to be as comfortable as I possibly can. Most of my clothing is either black, grey, or dark blue, and I don't really wear a lot of colours. But I do like jackets. I have a little bit of an obsession with them.

If I go into a studio and find my truth of the moment, there are a number of people in the world who can relate to what I'm saying and are going to buy into what I'm doing. Not because it's the new thing of the moment, but because it's genuine emotion. Its how I feel. This is how I articulate the world.

When guys do books or stories, all I like to see is the truth.

In whatever adulation you get, there's truth and there's not truth. And wherever they dog you, and they say it was horrible - there's truth and there's not truth. It's human nature to like to read the adulation more.

In documentaries, there's a truth that unfolds unnaturally, and you get to chronicle it. In narratives, you have to create the situations so that the truth will come out.

The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.

Whatever feminists may say about their only advocating choices, everyone knows the truth: Feminism regards work outside the home as more elevating, honorable, and personally productive than full-time mothering and homemaking.

People see truth in my films. That's what they react to, and that's what they relate to.

If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point.

The opportunity to declare a truth may come when we least expect it. Let us be prepared.

In families like mine, there is no crime worse than telling the truth.

The Internet has been this miraculous conduit to the undeniable truth to the Holocaust.

I had a list of rules I made up one time. It says: Tell the truth, sing with passion, work with laughter, and love with heart. Those are good to start with, anyway.

I was in Nicaragua with the Sandinistas. I've argued for Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the United Farm Workers. I've been a radical for a long time. I guess it's too bad. I'd be more marketable as a right-wing redneck. But I got into this to tell the truth as I saw it.

What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.

As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.

The truth is, I just don't have the drive to be the prettiest and the thinnest. I can be happy for other people for their beauty.

I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking.

There can be no democracy without truth. There can be no truth without controversy, there can be no change without freedom. Without freedom there can be no progress.

I think because I was Miss World, and I modeled for a little while, I have - I just like heels, actually. I think that's the truth. I'm trying to find an excuse.

Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world: it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality.

We are living in a global world - but most schools and books still tell us only parochial histories of one particular country or culture. The truth is that there are no longer any independent countries in the world.

I try to lie as much as I can when I'm interviewed. It's reverse psychology. I figure if you lie, they'll print the truth.

I love to follow truth; nay, I have made it my duty to persuade others to act on truth and abjure falsehood for the sake of their own good. So, the eradication of iniquities is the object of my life.

He is good and wise who always speaks the truth, acts on the dictates of virtue, and tries to make others good and happy.

I'll tell you God's truth: I think that this script that Neil has written - 'Odd Couple Two,' I think, is superior to the original one - to the first one.

In the minds of many Americans, if you are a radical Democrat or a Socialist, you are automatically a Communist. And if you are a Communist, then therefore you are an anti-American person and a person who is not a patriot. But nothing is further from the truth.

The bad things about theatre get balanced by the good things in film and vice versa. So to tell you the truth, I love it when I can go back and forth - it feeds different parts of you and exercises different muscles.

If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinion for or against.

It is great fun if you have rejected totally everything that man has said. Because then you stand alone; when you find out for yourself, it will be authentic, real, true, not dependent on any professor, any psychologist, any analyst.

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me.

I was too enamored of truth ever to mourn lost illusions.

The wise try to adjust themselves to the truth, while fools try to adjust the truth to themselves.

The only way to tell the truth is to speak it with kindness. Only the words of a loving man can be heard.

Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie to make someone laugh.

The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.

The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it.

I speak the truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more as I grow older.

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.

Never has there been one possessed of complete sincerity who did not move others. Never has there been one who had not sincerity who was able to move others.

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.

The path that leads to truth is littered with the bodies of the ignorant.

Only silence communicates the truth as it is.

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.

In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow - and that is likely to hurt.

A man is beginning to learn the Truth about life when he is no longer surprised by anything.

The things that we decide to run from are the truth. When you make excuses, you're running from the truth.

I measure the strength of a spirit by how much truth it can take.

There is nothing more necessary than truth, in comparison with it, everything else has only secondary value.

Truth: something hard to say and hard to hide.

The truth is like a lion; you don't have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.

The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don't like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they're 95 percent dead wood.

The truth is silent. The truth doesn't come with words. It's something that I just know, it's something that I can feel without words, and it's called silent knowledge.

Truth is the best disinfectant.

That's the most heroic thing we can do now: look the truth in the face.

Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.

O, while you live, tell truth, and shame the Devil!

No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.

You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can't lead to a good conclusion.

I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.

There are no truths, only moments of clarity passing for answers.

What I seek to accomplish is simply to serve with my feeble capacity truth and justice, at the risk of pleasing no one.

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.

You don't have to tell everything you know, but let what you do say be the truth as you understand it.

Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.

You go to remote corners of the earth to find truth, but truth is just around the corner, here!

Plato is my friend - Aristotle is my friend - but my greatest friend is truth.

The capital-T Truth is about life before death.

Truth is its own reward.

Silence screams the truth.

Truth demands vulnerability.

May the truth be your armour.

When in doubt tell the truth.

Tell all the truth but tell it slant.

In deep insecurity is truth realised.

It is truth alone that gives strength.

Truth needs no color; beauty, no pencil.

Any truth, I maintain, is my own property.

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

Logical validity is not a guarantee of truth.

Truth has nothing whatsoever to do with belief.

That which is true must be infinite and eternal.

In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain.

In the space of no-mind, truth descends like light.

The truth must dazzle gradually or every man be blind.

Befriend the truth and make it your ally in all things.

Your mind talks illusions. Your heart whispers the truth.

Listening to the truth is the beginning of a new journey.

Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

The ultimate test of what a truth means is the conduct it dictates or inspires.

Step into your authentic truth, because your truth will light up the world.

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.

The truth is: you don't have a life, you are life.

Never ignore an important truth merely because of the amount of work it would take to accept it.

If you're scared, you're on the shore. If you're courageous, you're in the river.

The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world. Aleksandr I.

To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues.

They had learned that the act of violence is the act of weakness, and that the spirit's strength lies in holding fast to the truth.

Dare to seek Truth even through hell.

Don't follow anybody's footprints. Truth cannot be borrowed, neither can the path that somebody else has trodden.

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

The only reason why I became successful was because I went towards the truth. As painful and as brutal as it is, it changed me. It allowed me, in my own right, to become the person who I am today.

The important thing is not the finding, it is the seeking, it is the devotion with which one spins the wheel of prayer and scripture, discovering the truth little by little. If this machine gave you the truth immediately, you would not recognize it.

I know that truth alone gives life, and nothing but going towards reality will make us strong, and none will reach truth until he is strong.

Truth is simple. Very simple - so simple that a child can understand it. In fact, so simple that only a child can understand it. Unless you become a child again you will not be able to understand it.

Sometimes people ask you a question with their eyes begging you to not tell them the truth.

Every time your buttons get pushed is like a big mirror showing you your own face.

All day long I would be training myself to think, to understand, to criticize, to know myself; I was seeking for the absolute truth: this preoccupation did not exactly encourage polite conversation.

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

It's amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites.

Celebration is my religion, love is my message, silence is my truth.

People tend to whisper when they say the truth and raise their voice when they lie.

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.

It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.

The mother of all Truths: There is nothing.

Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.

You'll never find truth on top of mountains. You'll have a glimpse on the way up.

If you would seek truth you must abandon those values that are based on sensation and gratification, on passion and ill will, possessiveness and greed.

Only the mind that is totally impermanent, that is totally uncertain, can discover what is true because truth is not static.

If I want to find out what truth is, not knowing what it is, I must be able to see what is false.

The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth,' and so it goes away. Puzzling.

The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true.

I feel safe in the midst of my enemies, for the truth is all powerful and will prevail.

If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed.

Truth uttered before its time is dangerous.

In the bathtub of history the truth is harder to hold than the soap, and much more difficult to find.

Fact may not be truth, and truth may not be factual.

One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.

It is better by assenting to truth to conquer opinion, than by assenting to opinion to be conquered by truth.

If you seek Truth, you will be alone forever. [...] You will not have the conversations you long for. You will feel out of place in this world. You will stand as a red spot against a pale sky .

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Humans are not programmed for truth. They are programmed for survival.

It does not require many words to speak the truth.

Truth certainly liberates, but the truth has to be your own. Only then it liberates.

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

The busy man has no time for truth. The wise man dedicates his life to it.

Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.

If you want the truth, take no one else's word for it. Accept only science, reason, and direct experience. Start on solid ground. Mind each step.

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.

An honest man will sometimes repeat himself. A liar can always find a surprising new angle. The truth resembles itself.

Don't keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions.

The small truth has words that are clear; the great truth has great silence.

When you face a choice between being polite and being honest, err on the side of the truth. It's better to be disliked but respected than to be liked but disrespected. In the long run, the people we trust the most are those who have the courage to be sincere.

Your are your own teacher. Investigate yourself to find the truth - inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important.

What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions - they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force.

We are never definitely right, we can only be sure we are wrong.

Part 1. The closer you are to the truth, the more silent you become inside.

Part 2. And the more silent you become, the easier to see the truth.

Pleasure lies not in discovering truth but in seeking it.

You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity.

Meditation, truth, beauty, love. These are not just words. One has to find a way of living where they come into reality.

Here the ways of men divide. If you wish to strive for peace of soul and happiness, then believe; if you wish to be a disciple of truth, then inquire.

Living your truth will give you more than just happiness, it will give you meaning.

Even if it hurts at first, the truth is eventually freeing to both the one who expresses it and the one who hears it.

You need to believe in a few lies to be happy.

Truth is strengthening. Truth is purity, truth is all-knowledge; truth must be strengthening, must be enlightening, must be invigorating.

Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something to be realized.

I cannot liberate you, nobody can liberate you; only truth can liberate you. And the truth has to be seen by you.

A truth cannot be read in a scripture, a truth has to be lived only in the innermost temple of your being.

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.

For truth to be heard, it must be spoken with kindness. Truth is kind only when it is spoken through your heart with sincerity.

Truth cannot make a person unkind, or too self-assured; the manifestations of truth telling are humility and simplicity.

Telling the truth shows respect. Telling the truth is a sign you value time. Telling the truth shows you're strong.

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.

The only thing we have in mind are illusions. The only thing life is, is truth.

Man is not permitted without censure to follow his own thoughts in the search of truth, when they lead him ever so little out of the common road.

Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth... That's the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life.

The contemplation of truth and beauty is the proper object for which we were created, which calls forth the most intense desires of the soul, and of which it never tires.

Simplicity is the hallmark of truth - we should know better, but complexity continues to have a morbid attraction.

Soft-brained people, weak-minded, chicken-hearted, cannot find the truth. One has to be free, and as broad as the sky.

Don't follow anybody, don't worship persons, including myself; that is sentimental, romantic, it has nothing to do with the search for truth.

To find out truth you have to be completely free, to stand alone. And standing alone is to turn your back on society.

Nobody is going to pour truth into your brain. It's something you have to find out for yourself.

If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.

When men and women punish each other for truth telling, we reinforce the notion that lies are better.

You should not honor men more than truth.

Integrity and tribalism are often at odds with each other. You can either fulfill your loyalty to your party or you can stand by truth. The two are mutually exclusive. If you want to side with truth then bear in mind that it comes with a cost.

Too often people believe in something, not because they think it's true, but merely because it is socially acceptable.

We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.

Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.

Truth can never come to us as long as we are selfish.

Truth is so rare, it is delightful to tell it.

Sincerity is the way to heaven; to think how to be sincere is the way of man.

People get the most upset when you tell them true things they wish were false.

Never ever apologize for speaking truth, you'll only strengthen the wicked and discourage the brave.

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.

The most interesting thing you can say is the most honest.

I was never more hated than when I tried to be honest. Or when, even as just now I've tried to articulate exactly what I felt to be the truth. No one was satisfied.

The price of knowing what's real and correct is pain. This is why the truth hurts. This is why it takes courage to tell the truth. And this is why telling the truth often comes at monumental personal cost. There is power in the truth. Everyone thinks they want it, but few can take it.

Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity and the mother of truth.

Compulsive liars and compulsive truth tellers will both tend to lose friends as quickly as they make them.

Those with a reputation for telling harsh truths will be completely ignored in an age of comfort and complacency. They will be aggressively sought after in times of danger and uncertainty.

Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.

As long as you're willing to be disliked for telling it, the truth is actually pretty easy.

The truth I do not dare to know I muffle with a jest.

It is astonishing the lengths to which a person, or a people, will go in order to avoid a truthful mirror.

Most people prefer easy lies over uncomfortable truths.

Things happen for you, not to you. Truths are your saviors, not your enemies. Accept. Grow.

You can choose to ignore the truth but you can't to ignore the consequences.

Truth only hurts if your entire life is built on lies.

You ought to be preparing yourself... to hear truths which no inflexibility will be able to withstand.

It is always tempting to embrace a lie that flatters us over a truth that would force us to change.

What matters is to see the fact as it is now, without any distortion.

Culture and society have hypnotized you.

Truth is only painful if you're in a state of delusion.

Sometimes, when you don't ask questions, it's not because you are afraid that someone will lie to your face. It's because you're afraid they'll tell you the truth.

Just because you ignore reality doesn't mean it will ignore you.

We don't tell ourselves the truth because it's easier to protect our view of ourselves and the world than it is to change our minds.

Focus only on the top and you miss the journey. Focus only on the journey and you miss the top.

What we wish to be true clouds our perception of what is true. Suffering is that moment when we can no longer deny reality.

Truth is reality and we have to be honest to discover it.

We have become so accustomed to our illusions that we mistake them for reality.

Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.

A misconception remains a misconception even when it is shared by the majority of people.

Truth, of course, must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for we have made fiction to suit ourselves.

The truth sometimes reminds me of a city buried in sand. As time passes, the sand piles up even thicker, and occasionally it's blown away and what's below is revealed.

Truth is often accompanied by intense pain, and almost no one is looking for painful truths. What people need is beautiful, comforting stories that make them feel as if their lives have some meaning.

At a certain point, you can become so enchanted with the symbols that you entirely confuse them with the reality. The menu is not the meal.

Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion.

You live in error and strive towards the truth and it's in that striving that the truth is most accurately embodied.

To understand, mind-heart must unburden itself of its accumulation so that it is capable of right perception.

The very perception of seeing what is false is the truth.

Reality comes into being when there is complete liberation from all authority, from all compulsion and imitation.

The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatly wrapped lies.

If you're not living your truth, you're living a lie.

We lie because we are scared. Once we accept complete responsibility for our lives, we become free and tell the truth.

We must ask questions, we must doubt everything anybody has said, books, religions, authorities, everything.

Any teacher, any method, any system that says, 'Do this and you will find truth', is telling you a lie.

If a someone says, I have experienced truth, distrust them completely.

To live a life of truth, even if it is for a single moment, is far more valuable than to live eternally in lies.

The reverse side of truth has a hundred thousand shapes and no defined limits.

The longer the explanation, the bigger the lie.

Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.

Because it is easy we prefer what is known regardless of whether it is true.

Society knows no truths, thus, it has little alternative but to condition humans to seek its lies.

Nothing hurts like the truth. If we are forbidden to offend, we are commanded to lie. Most truths will be offensive to someone. Polite lies can do as much damage as malicious ones.

There were lies we told to save ourselves, and then there were lies we told to rescue others. What counted more, the mistruth, or the greater good?

All rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers.

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

The surest sign of the truth is simplicity and clarity. Lie is always complicated, pretentious and wordy.

Don't allow lies to rule your world. Do your best to see the truth and follow the truth by following your own heart.

Never assume that you have attained truth. Don't make any claim to knowledge. Form no conclusion or evaluation concerning truth. The minute you do, your downfall is assured. Whenever you imagine you know something, you cease being open to the living exploration. You have closed a door and cut off the oxygen to the breathing truth.

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.

Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies.

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.

I think everybody could agree that our immigration system is broken. We have not told the truth about it.

Accusations fit on a bumper sticker; the truth takes longer.

The modern composer builds upon the foundation of truth.

The truth is that I'm more afraid of marriage than of death.

If now isn't a good time for the truth I don't see when we'll get to it.

The Scriptures are the truth from God.

'Billboard' needs to tell the truth, shake things up.

It gets embarrassing to say something untrue because you put it online and everyone knows about it, so it's better to tell the truth.

I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one's temper and disturb one's quiet.

Biographies, as generally written, are not only misleading but false... In most instances, they commemorate a lie and cheat posterity out of the truth.

Speak the truth, and all things alive or brute are vouchers, and the very roots of the grass underground there, do seem to stir and move to bear you witness.

All of us knows, not what is expedient, not what is going to make us popular, not what the policy is, or the company policy - but in truth each of us knows what is the right thing to do. And that's how I am guided.

The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.

I promised myself that I would write as well as I can, tell the truth, not to tell everything I know, but to make sure that everything I tell is true, as I understand it. And to use the eloquence which my language affords me.

It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.

I've still not written as well as I want to. I want to write so that the reader in Des Moines, Iowa, in Kowloon, China, in Cape Town, South Africa, can say, 'You know, that's the truth. I wasn't there, and I wasn't a six-foot black girl, but that's the truth.'

Most people don't grow up. It's too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That's the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don't grow up.

The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities.

The foolish man conceives the idea of 'self.' The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of 'self;' thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.

I was born into the world as the king of truth for the salvation of the world.

Somebody said I am the most popular person in Arizona because I am speaking the truth.

I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.

The truth is that you can only come to know God when you give up the past and the future in your mind and merge totally into the now, because God is always here now.

Sometimes we look at gay being a bigger sin than being proud or not telling the truth. I don't think God categorizes sins.

The truth is, somebody is always talking about you, so you have to let it go... if it's not a part of your God-given destiny.

That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquillity.

Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.

The essential truth is that sometimes you're worried that they'll find out it's a fluke, that you don't really have it. You've lost the muse or - the worst dread - you never had it at all. I went through all that madness early on.

We shall probably get nearest to the truth if we think of the conscious and personal psyche as resting upon the broad basis of an inherited and universal psychic disposition which is as such unconscious, and that our personal psyche bears the same relation to the collective psyche as the individual to society.