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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.
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.

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