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

If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you.
Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight.
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
The truth is rarely pure, and never simple
If you speak the truth, have a foot in the stirrup.
Believe those who are seeking truth, doubt those who find it.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
The most natural beauty in the world is honesty and moral truth. For all beauty is truth. True features make the beauty of the face; true proportions, the beauty of architecture; true measures, the beauty of harmony and music.
A half truth is a whole lie.
Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it.
Let the people know the truth and the country is safe.
There is no god higher than truth.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.
Truth is its own reward.
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. [The Savior's Manual]
Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.
If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.
The open-minded see the truth in different things: the narrow-minded see only the differences.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
Are you going out after the truth, or are you going out after something you believe?
Telling someone the truth is a loving act.
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
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.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough and... it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
I will tell you the truth as soon as I figure it out.
If ever we hear a case of lying, we must look for a severe parents. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
Too much truth is uncouth.
Truth does not contradict truth.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Truth can be a dangerous thing. It is quite patient and relentless.
Truth fears nothing but concealment.
Tell the truth and then run.
The more abstract the truth you want to teach, the more thoroughly you must seduce the senses to accept it.
We spend all our time looking for some concept of Truth, but Truth is what is left when we drop all concepts.
Always tell the truth -- it's the easiest thing to remember.
Receiving a new truth is like adding a new sense.
Live truth instead of professing it.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.
It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.
Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth.
The truth simply is that's all. It doesn't need reasons: it doesn't have to be right: it's just the truth. Period.
From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
What I tell you three times is true.
Truth never hurts the teller.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
The truth shall set you free.
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
Do not be angry with me if I tell you the truth
What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.
Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe.
Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
If truth is beauty, then how come no one has their hair done in a library?
Of course, it is the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Truth is always the strongest argument.
The knowledge of truth, combined with the proper regard for it and its' faithful observance, constitutes true education.
Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self evident.
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always.
Better suffer for the truth than proper in a falsehood.
Time tries truth.
They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than from the arguments of its opposers.
Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live the best life that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right and part from him when he goes wrong.
A hair divides what is false and true.
The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies.
For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead...
We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear.
The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth.
The truth is lived, not taught.
Truth is like a torch; the more it is shook it shines.
The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.
Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
I am always going to be true to myself.
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.
Truth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness and to Know rather consists in opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape than in effecting entry for light supposed to be without.
Truth arises more readily from error than from confusion.
We catch on to the truth and technique of expectation in those rare moments when we are stirred by an awareness of a guidance seemingly higher and greater than our own, when for a little while we are taken over by a force and an intelligence above and beyond those commonly felt. Confident and free, filled with wonder and ready acceptance, we permit ourselves to be taken over by our unquestioning self.
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted.
I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.
Truth is the greatest gift of life and love is the exercise of that truth.
Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.
People deserve... the truth. They deserve honesty. The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.
When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.
While you live tell the truth and shame the devil.
Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.
A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
It is always good policy to tell the truth unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar. 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.
The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I'm looking for the truth, and it goes away. Puzzling.
Truth is not beautiful, neither is ugly, Why should it be either? Truth is Truth.
Truth uttered before its time is dangerous.
Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.
The fundamental laws are in the long run merely statements that every event is itself and not some different event.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat.
There's no one thing that is true. They're all true.
I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose.
Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job.
Seeing is believing, but feeling's the truth.
The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with Truth.
All these constructions and the laws connecting them can be arrived at by the principle of looking for the mathematically simplest concepts and the link between them.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.
Truth -- An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
We take our shape, it is true, within and against that cage of reality bequeathed us at our birth; and yet is precisely through our dependence on this reality that we are most endlessly betrayed.
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
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. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.
Appreciate those who love you. Help those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Forget those who leave you.
Truth never speaks to us through fear.
If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Truth is exact correspondence with reality.
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, What is truth?
I have done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
In this world, only those people who have fallen to the lowest degree of humiliation, far below beggary, who are not just without any social consideration but are regarded by all as being deprived of that foremost human dignity, reason itself -- only those people, in fact, are capable of telling the truth. All the others lie.
To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful.
Being free of pretence does not mean you are in touch with the truth. Sincerity is not proof.
Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.
Just because you can laugh doesn't mean you can't tell the truth. Truth is often the jester.
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.
When in doubt, tell the truth.
Have a deep respect for the source of life and also for the ocean, for the forest, for the stars and for the truth.
Truth comes only to a prepared mind.
The TRUTH: It may not lead you to where you thought you were going, but it will always lead you somewhere better. When ignored, it will eventually show itself. The closeness of your relationships is directly proportional to the degree to which you have revealed the truth about yourself. It can be painful.
Truth is neither alive nor dead; it just aggravates itself all the time.
We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are.
It takes two to speak truth -- one to speak, and another to hear.
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
A truth looks freshest in the fashions of the day.
One should be just as careful about lying as about telling the truth.
What is true is true, and what is false is false...
When the dictators and the opportunists are gone, the cross will still stand before us and something in us will say, That is the real thing.
Life's experiences are intended to make you eventually face yourself. Face reality!
Though I can make my extravaganzas appear credible, I cannot make the truth appear so.
The fact, if they are there, speak for themselves.
What is true belongs to me!
Truth lives on in the midst of deception.
The basic truth of all things, as nearly as we may ever dream of determining and knowing this truth, is form, that which is, as it is. The way and shape of the thing no less than the thing itself.
Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.
There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth.
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
True, what you sacrifice for the world is but poorly recognized by it; for it is man that rules and reaps the harvest; the thousand night watches and sacrifices by which a mother secures the state a hero or a poet are forgotten, not even mentioned, for the mother herself does not mention them, and so one century after another do the wives, unknown and unrewarded send forth the arrows, the starts the storm-birds and the nightingales of time.
Truth is reality.
You'll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said.
Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.
The truth only irritates those it enlightens, but does not convert.
Tell the truth and shame the devil.
It is the truth that irritates a person.
Truth is the daughter of time.
A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.
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.
The solutions all are simple -- after you have arrived at them. But they're simple only when you know already what they are.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
I pray without ceasing now. My personal prayer is: Make me an instrument which only truth can speak.
Those are weaklings who know the truth and uphold it as long as it suits their purpose, and then abandon it.
It is twice as hard to crush a half-truth as a whole lie.
there is no such thing as a harmless truth.
Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.
Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
Truth and virtue conquer.
Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.
I tell the truth, not as much as I would like to, but as much as I dare. I dare more and more as I grow older.
The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods, which most experience refutes. History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not put down forever, it may be set back for centuries.
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.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
We do not condemn the preachers as an individual but we condemn what they teach. We urge that the preachers teach the truth, to teach our people the one important guiding rule of conduct -- unity of purpose.
The true snob never rests: there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.
Superstition, idolatry and hypocrisy have ample wages, but the truth goes begging.
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it Confucius All truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but he who keeps back truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal.
The criterion of simplicity requires that the minimum number of assumptions be postulated.
Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood.
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.
There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
Never lie when the truth is more profitable.
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
No matter what you believe, it doesn't change the facts.
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.
In this world truth can wait; she is used to it.
We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
It is the fate of new truths to begin as heresies and end and superstitions.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
The wise boldly pick up a truth as soon as they hear it. Don't wait or a moment, or you'll lose your head.
Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
Truth is not a matter of personal viewpoint.
A new untruth is better than an old truth.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood; if they are not, they are not great truths.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
I know now that there is no one thing that is true -- it is all true.
Truth is a torch that shines through the fog without dispelling it.
The dissident does not operate in the realm of genuine power at all. He is not seeking power. He has no desire for office and does not gather votes. He does not attempt to charm the public, he offers nothing and promises nothing. He can offer, if anything, only his own skin -- and he offers it solely because he has no other way of affirming the truth he stands for. His actions simply articulate his dignity as a citizen, regardless of the cost.
The greatest truths are the simplest, and so are the greatest men.
Truth is not determined by majority vote.
True merit is like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
Effective thinking consists of being able to arrive at the truth; truth being defined as that which exists.
You ought to be true for the sake of the folks who think you are true. You never should stoop to a deed that your folks think you would not do. If you are false to yourself, be the blemish but small, you have injured your folks; you have been false to them all.
What is, is; and what ain't, ain't
I don't want yes men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
Funny how people despise platitudes, when they are usually the truest thing going. A thing has to be pretty true before it gets to be a platitude.
Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
Men in earnest have no time to waste in patching fig leaves for the naked truth.
The truth is always the strongest argument. Sophocles Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.
If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it.
The people have a right to the truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
Whatever separates you from the Truth, throw it away, it will vanish anyhow.
All necessary truth is its own evidence.
Every mind has a choice between truth and repose. Take which you please you can never have both.
The greatest homage we can pay truth is to use it.
Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before.
The greater the truth the greater the libel.
Truth disappears with the telling of it.
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
Part of my job is to train people to break down an involved question into a series of simple matters. Then we can all act intelligently
You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.
The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.
Our job is only to hold up the mirror -- to tell and show the public what has happened.
Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.
Everybody says it, and what everybody says must be true.
Theories are private property, but truth is common stock.
See it like it is!
It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass.