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These are some of the best 'Truth' quotations and sayings.

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"There is nothing," says Plato, "so delightful as the hearing or the speaking of truth" - for this reason there is no conversation so agreeable as that of the man of integrity, who hears without any intention to betray, and speaks without any intention to deceive.

"Truth," it has been well said, "is the property of no individual, but is the treasure of all men. The nobler the truth or sentiment, the less import the question of authorship." The larger and deeper the historical basis of our religious conception, the less will it be exposed to ruin "when the rain descends, and the floods come, and the winds blow."

A charitable untruth, an uncharitable truth, and an unwise management of truth or love, are all to be carefully avoided of him that would go with a right foot in the narrow way.

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

A truth that disheartens because it is true is of far more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.

A truth that is merely acquired from others only clings to us as a limb added to the body, or as a false tooth, or a wax nose. A truth we have acquired by our our own mental exertions, is like our natural limbs, which really belong to us. - This is exactly the difference between an original thinker and the mere learned man.

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.

According to Democritus, truth lies at the bottom of a well, the water of which serves as a mirror in which objects may be reflected. - I have heard, however, that some philosophers, in seeking for truth, to pay homage to her, have seen their own image and adored it instead.

Accustom your children to a strict attention to truth, even in the most minute particulars. If a thing happened at one window, and they, when relating it, say that it happened at another, do not let it pass, but instantly cheek them; you do not know where deviations from truth will end.

All extremes are error. The reverse of error is not truth, but error still. Truth lies between extremes.

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

All truth undone becomes unreal; "he that doeth his will shall know," says Jesus.

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.

An objective truth and individual reason are feared above all.

As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.

As has been finely expressed, "Principle is a passion for truth," And as an earlier and homelier writer hath it, "The truths we believe in are the pillars of our world."

As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, 'What is truth?'

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. See quote detail

As Thales measured the pyramids from their shadows, so we may measure the height and antiquity of the truth, by the extent of its corruptions.

Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love.


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