Truth Quotes

“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

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

Mark Twain

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

Mark Twain

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”

George Carlin

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

Mark Twain

“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

Oscar Wilde

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

Gloria Steinem

“The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should be treated with caution.”

J.K. Rowling

“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.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.”

Jess C. Scott, The Intern

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

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

“A book without words is like love without a kiss; it’s empty.”

Andrew Wolfe

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

Winston Churchill

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, 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

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

Mark Twain

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

Oscar Wilde

“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”

S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”

Flannery O’Connor

“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.”

Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

Oscar Wilde

“There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Socrates

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”

Pablo Picasso

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

George Orwell

“So you’re always honest,” I said.

“Aren’t you?”

“No,” I told him. “I’m not.”

“Well, that’s good to know, I guess.”

“I’m not saying I’m a liar,” I told him. He raised his eyebrows. “That’s not how I meant it, anyways.”

“How’d you mean it, then?”

“I just…I don’t always say what I feel.”

“Why not?”

“Because the truth sometimes hurts,” I said.

“Yeah,” he said. “So do lies, though.”

Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

“Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.”

George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”

John Lennon

“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”

François de La Rochefoucauld

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”

Jim Morrison

“Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.”

Robert Orben

“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.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

“There are no facts, only interpretations.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”

Virginia Woolf

“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”

George Orwell, 1984

“The past has no power over the present moment.”

Eckhart Tolle

“A truth that’s told with bad intent

Beats all the lies you can invent.”

William Blake, Auguries of innocence

“The only truth is music.”

Jack Kerouac

“It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.”

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”

Ernest Hemingway

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”

C.S. Lewis

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

Kahlil Gibran

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.”

Maya Angelou

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”

Malcolm X

“Something inside Clary cracked and broke, and words came pouring out. ‘What do you want me to tell you? The truth? The truth is that I love Simon like I should love you, and I wish he was my brother and you weren’t, but I can’t do anything about that and neither can you!”

Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”

Jessamyn West

“It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.”

Nisargadatta Maharaj

“1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and

imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them.”

Kurt Vonnegut

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