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quotes-about-truth“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” ― Mark Twain

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.” ― Mark Twain

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” ― Oscar Wilde

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” ― Joe Klaas

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
John Lennon

“Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.” ― George Carlin

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” ― Oscar Wilde

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” ― Winston S. Churchill

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
Oscar Wilde

“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.” ― S.E. Hinton

“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.” ― William Faulkner

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities – Truth isn’t.” ― Mark Twain

“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.” ― Stephanie Klein

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ― Pablo Picasso

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” ― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ― Steve Maraboli

“The more I see, the less I know for sure.” ― John Lennon

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ― Ernest Hemingway

“There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.” ― Benjamin Disraeli

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” ― Virginia Woolf

“Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.” ― Robert Orben

“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.” ― François de La Rochefoucauld

“Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.” ― Edward Abbey

“The only truth is music.” ― Jack Kerouac

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.” ― David Foster Wallace

“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.” ― George R.R. Martin

“The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.” ― Nadine Gordimer

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” ― George Washington

“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.” ― George R.R. Martin

“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.” ― Lao Tzu

“Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will” ― John Green

“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.” ― Gautama Buddha

“It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.”― Ally Carter



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