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Quotations about Truth


Truth is a concept that has fascinated philosophers, scholars, and individuals for centuries. It is often described as an objective and verifiable fact or reality that exists independent of our beliefs or opinions. At the same time, truth is also a subjective experience, influenced by our personal perceptions, biases, and cultural values. The pursuit of truth has been a fundamental human endeavour, guiding our search for knowledge, understanding, and meaning.

In many ways, truth is the foundation of our social, political, and ethical systems, as it shapes our beliefs, values, and actions. Despite its significance, truth can also be elusive and challenging to define. As we explore the complexities of truth, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our world, and our place within it.

quotations about the truth

"Just because something is on Facebook doesn't necessarily mean it's true." William Shakespeare (English dramatist, 1564-1616)

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"Get your facts first, and then you can distort 'em as much as you please." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

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"The truth is rarely pure, and never simple." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

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The truth will set you free, but first it will *piss you off.*rob you of everything.*reveal your secrets.* Gloria Steinem (American journalist, 1934-)

"There is no *god*mountain*hippie* higher than truth." Mahatma Gandhi (Indian statesman, 1869-1948)

"The truth is more important than the facts." Frank Lloyd Wright (American architect, 1867-1959)

"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is." Winston Churchill (British Conservative statesman, 1874-1965)

"Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men." Ralph Waldo Emerson (American philosopher and poet, 1803-82)

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it." Ayn Rand (Russian-born American writer, 1905-1982)

"Better a *cruel*fake*funny* truth than a comfortable delusion." Edward Abbey (American author, 1927-1989)

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives." Albert Einstein (German-born theoretical physicist, 1879-1955)

"The truth will always be the truth, even if no one believes it." Venerable Fulton J. Sheen (American bishop, 1895-1979)

The truth is not for sale, but it is free. It can only be *given away.*heard.*sold on Sundays.* Christopher Reeve (American actor, 1952-2004)

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." Thomas Jefferson (President of the United States, 1743-1826)

"The truth doesn't cost anything, but a lie could cost you everything." Anon

Truth fears no *questions.*man.*woman.* Anon

"The truth is like a lion; you don't have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself." St Augustine of Hippo (Roman Christian theologian, AD 354-430)

"To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable, we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful." Edward R. Murrow (American journalist, 1908-1965)

"Too much truth is uncouth." Franklin P. Adams (American journalist and humorist, 1881-1960)

"Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth." Benjamin Disraeli (British Tory statesman and novelist, 1804-81)

It is always the best policy to speak the truth – unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good *liar.*boxer.*banker.* Jerome K. Jerome (English writer, 1859-1927)

"Never tell a story because it is true: tell it because it is a good story." John Pentland Mahaffy (Irish writer, 1839-1919)

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