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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.
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.
In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
We call first truths those we discover after all the others.
For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see.
It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
Eclecticism. Every truth is so true that any truth must be false.
The great seal of truth is simplicity.
Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
For everything exists and not one sigh nor smile nor tear, one hair nor particle of dust, not one can pass away.
When I tell any truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those who do.
The truth told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
The first wrote, wine is the strongest. The second wrote, the king is strongest. The third wrote, women are strongest: but above all things truth beareth away the victory. [Esdras 3:10]
Prove all things, hold fast to that which is true.
Seek and you will find.
There is an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny.
Between truth and the search for it, I choose the second.
Nothing is poorer than a truth expressed as it was thought. Committed to writing in such cases, it is not even a bad photograph. Truth wants to be startled abruptly, at one stroke, from her self-immersion, whether by uproar, music or cries for help.
With the truth, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible and pass it on to someone else. As with illness, this is the only way to be cured of it. The person who keeps truth in his hands has lost.
There's a little truth in all jive, and a little jive in all truth.

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