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  • The truth shall make you free.
    * Bible -- John 8:32


  • A truth that's told with bad intent
    Beats all the lies you can invent.
    * William Blake


  • A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
    * Sir Thomas Browne


  • How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
    * Albert Camus


  • The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
    * Willa Cather


  • Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
    * Miguel de Cervantes


  • When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
    * Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


  • God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please; you can never have both.
    * Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
    * Nadine Gordimer


  • The truth has never been of any real value to any human being--it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
    * Graham Greene


  • It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar.
    * Jerome K. Jerome


  • It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see.
    * Samuel Johnson


  • Truth is a point, the subtlest and finest; harder than adamant; never to be broken, worn away or blunted. Its only bad quality is, that it is sure to hurt those who touch it; and likely to draw blood, perhaps the life blood of those who press earnestly upon it.
    * Walter Savage Landor


  • We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
    * Blaise Pascal


  • Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.
    * Mark Twain


  • Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
    * Mark Twain


  • Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
    * Walt Whitman


  • The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
    * Oscar Wilde