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Honesty of thought and speech and written word is a jewel, and they who curb prejudice and seek honorably to know and speak the truth are the only builders of a better life.

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than be ignorant.

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.

I don't give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it is hell.

I have always found that the honest truth of our own mind has a certain attraction for every other mind that loves truth honestly.

I have seldom known any one who deserted truth in trifles, that could be trusted in matters of importance.

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.

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.

If a thousand old beliefs were ruined in our march to truth we must still march on.

If it is the truth what does it matter who says it.

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

If you speak the truth have a foot in the stirrup.

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Ignorance is less remote from truth than prejudice.

In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it.

In the discovery of truth, in the development of mau's mental powers and privileges, each generation has its assigned part; and it is for us to endeavour to perform our portion of this perpetual task of our species.

It is a difficult task, Oh citizens, to make speeches to the belly, which has no ears.

It is commonly said, and more particularly by Lord Shaftesbury, that ridicule is the best test of truth. See quote detail

It is curious to observe how the nature of truth may be changed by the garb it wears; softened to the admonition of friendship, or soured into the severity of reproof; yet this severity may be useful to some tempers: it somewhat resembles a file, disagreeable in its operation, but hard metal may be the brighter for it.

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.

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