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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.

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