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Top 27 Most Famous Short Quotes About Truth

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. - Mark Twain
If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. - Mark Twain
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. – Mark Twain
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. - Oscar Wilde
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. – Oscar Wilde
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. - Joe Klaas
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. – Joe Klaas
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away. - Elvis Presley
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away. – Elvis Presley
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. – George Orwell
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth. - Plato
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth. – Plato
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it. - Confucius
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it. – Confucius
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. - Oscar Wilde
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. – Oscar Wilde
Truth never damages a cause that is just. - Mahatma Gandhi
Truth never damages a cause that is just. – Mahatma Gandhi
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. - Henry David Thoreau
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Henry David Thoreau
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. - Flannery O'Connor
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. – Flannery O’Connor
It takes strength and courage to admit the truth. - Rick Riordan
It takes strength and courage to admit the truth. – Rick Riordan
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. - Galileo Galilei
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. – Galileo Galilei
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate. - Martin Luther
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate. – Martin Luther
Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you. - Stephanie Klein
Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you. – Stephanie Klein
Half a truth is often a great lie. - Benjamin Franklin
Half a truth is often a great lie. – Benjamin Franklin
Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy. - Warren Wiersbe
Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy. – Warren Wiersbe
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. - Pablo Picasso
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. – Pablo Picasso
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. - Spencer Johnson
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. – Spencer Johnson
Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. - St. Catherine of Siena
Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. – St. Catherine of Siena
To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. - Yoda
To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. – Yoda
If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinion for or against. - Osho
If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinion for or against. – Osho
The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head. - Terry Pratchett
The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head. – Terry Pratchett
In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Nothing sets the heart on fire like truth. - Will Metzger
Nothing sets the heart on fire like truth. – Will Metzger
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

44 Inspirational Truth Quotes (THE POWER OF HONESTY & SINCERITY)

The man who speaks the truth is always at ease. - Jeremiah Say
The man who speaks the truth is always at ease. – Jeremiah Say
Truth exists; only falsehood has to be invented. - George Braque
Truth exists; only falsehood has to be invented. – George Braque
The things that we decide to run from are the truth. When you make excuses, you’re running from the truth. - David Goggins
The things that we decide to run from are the truth. When you make excuses, you’re running from the truth. – David Goggins
Truth is true even if nobody believes it and falsehood is false even if everybody believes it. - Os Guinness
Truth is true even if nobody believes it and falsehood is false even if everybody believes it. – Os Guinness
Truth is the foundation of all knowledge and the cement of all societies. - John Dryden
Truth is the foundation of all knowledge and the cement of all societies. – John Dryden
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. - Horace Mann
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. – Horace Mann
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. – Martin Luther King Jr.
The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth. - Chanakya
The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth. – Chanakya
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. - Buddha
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha
Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living. - Buddha
Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living. – Buddha
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. - Abraham Lincoln
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. – Abraham Lincoln

“On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.”

Friedrich Nietzsche
Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed. – Friedrich Nietzsche
I measure the strength of a spirit by how much truth it can take. – Friedrich Nietzsche
There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth. - Margaret Lee Runbeck
There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth. – Margaret Lee Runbeck
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. - Winston Churchill
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. – Winston Churchill
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. - Winston Churchill
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. – Winston Churchill
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. – Anaïs Nin
You don’t have to tell everything you know, but let what you do say be the truth as you understand it. - Maya Angelou
You don’t have to tell everything you know, but let what you do say be the truth as you understand it. – Maya Angelou

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world… would do this, it would change the earth.”

William Faulkner
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth. - Albert Einstein
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth. – Albert Einstein
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. - Albert Einstein
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. – Albert Einstein
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. - Steve Maraboli
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. – Steve Maraboli
Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie to make someone laugh. - Paulo Coelho
Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie to make someone laugh. – Paulo Coelho
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. - Malcolm X
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. – Malcolm X
We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. - Seneca
We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. – Seneca
Keep the truth and the truth will keep you. - William Bridge
Keep the truth and the truth will keep you. – William Bridge
He who has truth at his heart need never fear the want of persuasion on his tongue. - John Ruskin
He who has truth at his heart need never fear the want of persuasion on his tongue. – John Ruskin
Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort. - Fred Rogers
Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort. – Fred Rogers
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The grandest homage we can pay to truth is to use it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The grandest homage we can pay to truth is to use it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a safe companion than a pleasant falsehood. - Theodore Roosevelt
In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a safe companion than a pleasant falsehood. – Theodore Roosevelt
Stop hanging out with people that tell you what you want to hear. Hang out with people who tell you the truth. – Eric Thomas
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. - Kahlil Gibran
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. – Kahlil Gibran
A man is beginning to learn the Truth about life when he is no longer surprised by anything. - Kapil Gupta
A man is beginning to learn the Truth about life when he is no longer surprised by anything. – Kapil Gupta
The truth is that success isn't as hard or as scary as it might seem. Reaching your goals isn't impossible. - Alex Fitel
The truth is that success isn’t as hard or as scary as it might seem. Reaching your goals isn’t impossible. – Alex Fitel
Plato is my friend – Aristotle is my friend – but my greatest friend is truth. - Isaac Newton
Plato is my friend – Aristotle is my friend – but my greatest friend is truth. – Isaac Newton
Truth is not the feeble thing which men often think they can afford to disparage. Truth is power; let it be treated and trusted as such. - Horatius Bonar
Truth is not the feeble thing which men often think they can afford to disparage. Truth is power; let it be treated and trusted as such. – Horatius Bonar
Every parcel of truth is precious as the filings of gold; we must either live with it, or die for it. - Thomas Brooks
Every parcel of truth is precious as the filings of gold; we must either live with it, or die for it. – Thomas Brooks
Do not merely speak the truth, but live truthfully, openly and honesty with one another. - Sinclair Ferguson
Do not merely speak the truth, but live truthfully, openly and honesty with one another. – Sinclair Ferguson
Truth has no responsibility to make us comfortable. - David L. Russell
Truth has no responsibility to make us comfortable. – David L. Russell
A lie stands on one leg, truth on two. - Benjamin Franklin
A lie stands on one leg, truth on two. – Benjamin Franklin
Always tell the truth. Then you don’t have to worry about what you said last. - Robert Cook
Always tell the truth. Then you don’t have to worry about what you said last. – Robert Cook
There are none so bitter against the truth as those who have departed from it. - James Philip
There are none so bitter against the truth as those who have departed from it. – James Philip

16 Powerful Quotes About Truth to Make You Ponder and Think

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”

John Lennon
Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just got to find the ones worth suffering for. - Bob Marley
Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just got to find the ones worth suffering for. – Bob Marley
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. - Aristotle
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. – Aristotle
He who sets one great truth afloat in the world serves his generation. - James W. Alexander
He who sets one great truth afloat in the world serves his generation. – James W. Alexander
God forbid that we should ever be satisfied either with heated ignorance or frozen truth. - John Blanchard
God forbid that we should ever be satisfied either with heated ignorance or frozen truth. – John Blanchard
The truth is always daunting but always worth knowing. - Thomas Winning
The truth is always daunting but always worth knowing. – Thomas Winning
We should never retreat before truth simply because we cannot explain it. - A. W. Tozer
We should never retreat before truth simply because we cannot explain it. – A. W. Tozer
Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. - Mahatma Gandhi
Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. – Mahatma Gandhi
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. - Rene Descartes
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. – Rene Descartes
The wise try to adjust themselves to the truth, while fools try to adjust the truth to themselves. - Thibaut
The wise try to adjust themselves to the truth, while fools try to adjust the truth to themselves. – Thibaut
Whatever you add to the truth subtracts from it. - John Blanchard
Whatever you add to the truth subtracts from it. – John Blanchard
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. - Oscar Wilde
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. – Mark Twain
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses. - Friedrich Nietzsche
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses. – Friedrich Nietzsche
O faithful Christian, search the truth, hear truth, learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth till death. - John Hus
O faithful Christian, search the truth, hear truth, learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth till death. – John Hus
Men to be truly won must be won by truth. – C. H. Spurgeon

Conclusion: The Importance of Truth

By definition, truth means that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. (Source)

To tell the truth, is important in life and can be considered as the foundation of a just and fair society (read: Equality quotes). Being truthful allows people to trust in a person, whereas telling a lie would be ignoring reality.

Being truthful enables one to live a free life, it helps a person become a more authentic version of themselves without having to hide behind pretenses.

The ability for one to be truthful also shows one’s maturity. It takes self-acceptance to be able to be truthful about who one is.  

Truthfulness in relationships is just as important as truthfulness in one’s daily life. Telling the truth helps build trust, it allows for two people to better understand each other and their situations.

Truthfulness in a relationship, whether romantic or not, gives a person a sense of comfort. It gives that person the ability to be emotionally intimate with someone else by sharing truthful experiences and secrets.

Truthfulness and sincerity are the foundation and the most important factors in any relationship, as these deepen one’s connection with someone else.

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