Truth Quotes

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life.

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life.

Henri Frederic Amiel
Truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but, in the end, there it is.

Truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but, in the end, there it is.

Sir Winston Churchill
Truth is the breath of life to human society. It is the food of the immortal spirit. Yet a single word of it may kill a man as suddenly as a drop of prussic acid.

Truth is the breath of life to human society. It is the food of the immortal spirit. Yet a single word of it may kill a man as suddenly as a drop of prussic acid.

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas.

Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas.

Shoseki
When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.

When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.

P.D. Ouspensky
Liars need good memories.

Liars need good memories.

French (on truth and falsehood)
It is wise not to seek a secret and honest not to reveal it.

It is wise not to seek a secret and honest not to reveal it.

Benjamin Franklin
History repeats itself.

History repeats itself.

George Eliot
Fine words butter no parsnips.

Fine words butter no parsnips.

John Clarke
Diamond cuts diamond.

Diamond cuts diamond.

Marstow (1604)
Better slip with foot than tongue.

Better slip with foot than tongue.

Benjamin Franklin