100+ Best Truth Quotes Wisdom and Insight on Honesty

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Quotes the importance of truth in relationships, personal growth, and society. Perfect for those seeking wisdom and guidance on embracing honesty and authenticity as a guiding principle in life. Share these quotations with your friends and social media.

Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains taken to bring it to light

We loved our country as much as they; we went courageously into every action; but also we distinguished the false from true, we had suddenly learned to see.

Some truths are better left unspoken. It is not always necessary to repeat something even though it is true.

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

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

Truth Quotes

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. —David Foster Wallace

Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. – Rabindranath Tagore

I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. ― Marilyn Monroe

He came in to demand an answer and I told him the truth. That I have fought with myself over that night, one half of me swearing blind that I tied a simple slipknot, the other half convinced that I tied the Langford double. I can never know for sure.

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.

When people are about to die, they usually tell the truth.

Thomas Sowell People who pride themselves on their complexity and deride others for being simplistic should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.

Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons. Michael Jackson

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just got to find the ones worth suffering for. – Bob Marley

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth. —Kahlil Gibran, writer and artist

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.― Mark Twain

The concept of truth is intimately linked to the biases of forms of expression.

Rather let us suffer for speaking the truth, than that truth should suffer for want of speaking.

We cannot avoid the truth, even when it is not what we want to hear or express.

Blaise Pascal Once your soul has been enlarged by a truth, it can never return to its original size.— Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it. Confucius

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of Wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.― Jess C. Scott, The Intern

It’s safe to say that in a true war story, nothing is ever absolutely true.

Truth is the highest thing that man may keep.

Something said as a joke may often contain wisdom and truth.

Truth is too naked. It does not stimulate men.— Jean Cocteau

He who has truth at his heart need never fear the want of persuasion on his tongue. John Ruskin

We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and that success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. – Michelle Obama

The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.― George Carlin

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. —Oscar Wilde, writer

I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth.

Truth can hardly be expected to adapt herself to the crooked policy and wily sinuosities of worldly affairs; for truth, like light, travels only in straight lines.

1) Sometimes what Satan says is true, to make us more ready to believe his lies. 2) Don’t believe everything at face value. Be aware that liars can use the truth to trick us.

Briefly, you can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.— G. K. Chesterton,

We go wrong when we don�t admit the unknowable complexity of reality, but we go dangerously wrong when we claim that one pale story�or an anthology of them truth. – Dean koontz

The truth is, we all face hardships of some kind, and you never know the struggles a person is going through. Behind every smile, there’s a story of a personal struggle. – Adrienne C. Moore

The truth is effortless. —Rashida Costa, actress and playwright, in 365 Days Smarter

When others asked the truth of me, I was convinced it was not the truth they wanted, but an illusion they could bear to live with.

When people are drunk, what they say is often true. People often speak the truth when they lose their self-control.

All great truths begin as blasphemies.— George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

No legacy is so rich as honesty. – William Shakespeare

The face of Truth is hidden by a golden disk. O Pushan

I am ignorant of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward. – Kahlil Gibran

The truth. Dumbledore sighed. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth that men prefer not to hear.

It is difficult to argue against facts. We cannot refute what is true.

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth— Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all. Muhammad Ali

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

To reach that end goal you and I must be willing to be straightforward with one another. We must be willing and prepared to stare at ourselves in the mirror and speak the truth. —Mark Devro, self-help coach, in Forever in Bloom

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.― Mark Twain

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is a limitation.

Albert Einstein Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

You can be standing right in front of the truth and not necessarily see it, and people only get it when they’re ready to get it.

Real life can be more amazing and difficult to believe than made-up stories.

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

Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away. —Ismail Haniyeh, Palestinian political leader

Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.― Mark Twain

‘The only true law is that which leads to freedom,’ Jonathan said. ‘There is no other.’

Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.

Facts are facts. What is true is true, and it does not need decoration.

Charles Caleb Colton The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There’s nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth. – Alice Cary

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. —Laozi, ancient philosopher

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.― George Orwell, 1984

Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.

Truth is that which is; it is nameless. And so, the mind cannot approach it

In the end, what is true will come to be known. The truth always appears eventually, despite all efforts to hide it. It is impossible to keep something secret forever

The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose and it will defend itself.— Saint Augustine, 354-430, Christian theologian & philosopher

Yet, being loud doesn�t increase the value or validity of their opinion. In fact, often by the very nature of being the loudest, those opinions are typically the furthest from reality. Mark Homer, Uncommon sense

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. – Malcolm X

The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth. —W. Somerset Maugham, writer. Speaking of believing, do you believe in karma? These karma quotes might make you a believer!

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.― Joe Klaas

For in spite of his lonely past, Jonathan Seagull was born to be an instructor, and his own way of demonstrating love was to give something of the truth that he had seen to a gull who asked only a chance to see the truth for himself.

Aldοus Huxley Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

If the truth shall kill them, let them die.— Ayn Rand,

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away. – Elvis Presley

Stop hanging out with people that tell you what you want to hear. Hang out with people who tell you the truth. Eric Thomas

Truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is. —Nadine Gordimer, writer, activist, and Nobel laureate

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My answer is simply, that it is because I am not an adversary of democracy, that I have sought to speak of democracy in all sincerity. Men will not accept the truth at the hands of their enemies, and the truth is seldom offered to them by their friends: for this reason I have spoken it.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky Everything passes, only truth remains.

Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth. Richard Nixon

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We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. – Iris Murdoch

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.

I wish someone had told me this simple but confusing truth: Even when everything’s going your way you can still be sad. Or anxious. Or uncomfortably numb. Because you can’t always control your brain or your emotions even when things are perfect.

The truth is, those who consistently lack positive emotions in their lives more often than not tend to generate much of the world’s unkindness. Michael J. Chase, am I being kind

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

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. – Winston Churchill

What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have. —Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and producer

I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. – Abraham Lincoln

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. —Arthur Conan Doyle, author

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. – Isaac Newton

Mom pointed her chopsticks at me. ‘You see?’ she said. ‘Right there. That’s exactly what I’m saying. You’re way too easily embarrassed. Your father and I are who we are. Accept it.’

Friedrich Nietzsche’s Faith: not wanting to know what the truth is.

Life goes on, and the truth changes; this just happens to be the way life is. What was once true is often no longer true just a little while later. Brad Blanton, Radical Honesty

Be Impeccable with Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. – Don Miguel Ruiz

There are few reasons for telling the truth, but for lying the number is infinite. —Carlos Ruiz Zafón, novelist

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.― Aldous Huxley,

‘Just tell the truth,’ Mom said. ‘That’s simple enough.‘

The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. Aristotle

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness, and truth. – Leo Tolstoy

When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback. —Bill Copeland, poet. Here are 100 of the funniest quotes from the past 100 years.

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, myths, and dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?― John Lennon

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