“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
He who listens to truth is not less than he who utters truth. -Kahlil Gibran, poet and artist (1883-1931).
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth. – Lillian Hellman
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth. -Otto von Bismarck, statesman (1815-1898).
“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, …courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”
It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel. -Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924).
Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it. -Rabindranath Tagore, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel Prize in literature (1861-1941).
If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out. -Rabindranath Tagore, poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941).
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth. -Alexander Solzhenitsyn, novelist, Nobel laureate (1918-2008).
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. -John F. Kennedy, 35th US president (1917-1963)
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. –Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)
“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” ~
W. Clement Stone.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
”A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” ~ William Blake.
“Information is not knowledge;knowledge is not wisdom;wisdom is not truth;truth is not beauty.”
– Frank Zappa.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. –Horace Mann, educational reformer (1796-1859).
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. -Oscar Wilde, writer (1854-1900)
“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” ~ The Holy Bible; Chicken Soup for the Indian Spiritual Soul
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall…think of it, always.” ~Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, quoted in “Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul“
“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.”
-Anais Nin, writer (1903-1977).
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older. –Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)