Truth quotes

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

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

Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
Nikola Tesla

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Albert Einstein

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Francis Bacon

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
– Wallace Stevens

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.
– Menachem Begin

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Albert Einstein

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Winston Churchill

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Jane Fonda

Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.
William Shakespeare

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
Charles Dickens

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Leo Tolstoy

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.
Pope Francis

The universe is transformation: life is opinion.
Marcus Aurelius

Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
Isaac Newton

I’m going to speak the truth when I’m asked about it.
– Colin Kaepernick

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
Isaac Newton

To live in the light of a new day and an unimaginable and unpredictable future, you must become fully present to a deeper truth – not a truth from your head, but a truth from your heart; not a truth from your ego, but a truth from the highest source.
Debbie Ford

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Stephen King

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Charles Spurgeon

Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.
Tom Hanks

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
Bob Marley

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
– Orson Scott Card

It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.
– Gao Xingjian

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
Leo Tolstoy

We have art in order not to die of the truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
George Washington

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Winston Churchill

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
C. S. Lewis

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.
Malcolm X

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

Half a truth is often a great lie.
Benjamin Franklin

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
Bruce Lee

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

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
Elvis Presley

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
– Don Miguel Ruiz

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

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
John F. Kennedy

It’s very easy to be judgmental until you know someone’s truth.
Kate Winslet

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
– Jean Cocteau

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.
Lao Tzu

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Justice is truth in action.
– Benjamin Disraeli

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
Mahatma Gandhi