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Quotes on truth


“A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”

– William Blake

 “Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.”

– Abraham Lincoln:

“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

George Orwell:

“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“Truth alone Triumphs”

– The Upanishads

“All fanaticism is false, because it is a contradiction of the very nature of God and of Truth. Truth cannot be shut up in a single book, Bible or Veda or Koran, or in a single religion. The Divine Being is eternal and universal and infinite.”

– Sri Aurobindo

“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

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways 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.”

– Gandhi

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant –
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise”

– Emily Dickinson:

“Always tell the truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said.”

– Mark Twain

“Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”

― Walt Whitman

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

― Winston S. Churchill

“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”

– Sir Isaac Newton

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

― Pablo Picasso

“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”

― Gautama Buddha

“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”

― George Orwell, 1984

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”

― Oscar Wilde, The Nightingale and the Rose

“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

“Love truth, but pardon error.”

― Voltaire