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Wise Quotes about Truth

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When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

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 water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

 

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

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

There's a world of difference between truth and facts.
Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
- Albert Einstein

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

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

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

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

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

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

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

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

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

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

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- John Bradshaw

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

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.
- H.L. Mencken

I am committed to truth, not consistency.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

Even if you are a minority of one,
the truth is the truth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung


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