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The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.

Tags: Good, Nature  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.

Tags: Both, Stupid  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

The novels I love, the ones I remember, the ones I re-read, have an empathetic human quality, or 'emotional truth'. This quality is difficult to fully define, but I always recognise it when I see it: it is different from honesty and more resilient than fact, something that exists not in the kind of fiction that explains but in the kind that shows.

Tags: Emotional, Love  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

Tags: Freedom, Him  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.

Tags: Lie, Sense  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.

Tags: Lie, Often  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also.

Tags: End, Heart  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.

Tags: Life, Place  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.

Tags: Life, Tell  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.

Tags: Belief, Real  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.

Tags: Happiness, Thought  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Tags: Art, Lie  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

I have a driver's licence, but the truth is that I hardly ever drive. I prefer to get around by taxi.

Tags: Drive, Driver  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

The words of truth are simple.

Tags: Simple, Words  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.

Tags: Liar, Speaks  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.

Tags: Both, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.

Tags: Character, Great  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I'm sure I can make a movie that doesn't feel like a seventies movie! But the truth is, that's my favorite era in American filmmaking. To me, those were the great years.

Tags: American, Great  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.

Tags: Next, Three  ✍ Author: Louis Agassiz

I have sons, and they have never said the word hell in front of me or my wife. That's the truth.

Tags: Hell, Wife  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Tags: Heroic, Struggles  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.

Tags: Joke, Tell  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

Tags: Free, Motivational  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.

Tags: Him, Inspirational  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.

Tags: Cannot, Walk  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali
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There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.

Tags: Between, Difference  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

Tags: Fact, Place  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.

Tags: Faith, Learning  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.

Tags: Dear, Plato  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.

Tags: Friends, Love  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

Tags: Deviation, Later  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

Tags: Friends, Honor  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Tags: Fact, Opinion  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.

Tags: Happen, Human  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Tags: Good, Men  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

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.

Tags: Crisis, Great  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.'

Tags: Remember, Time  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Tags: Beauty, Children  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

Tags: Cannot, Small  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Tags: Judge, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Describe, Leave  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.

Tags: Justice, Small  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

Tags: Cannot, Small  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Tags: Cannot, Sun  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

Tags: Mistakes, Road  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

Tags: Anger, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

Tags: Order, Reason  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

Tags: End, Thinking  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

Tags: Art, Try  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

Tags: Enemy, Great  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

Tags: Education, Knowledge  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

Tags: Afraid, Judge  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

Tags: Fear, Judge  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

Tags: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Tags: Heart, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

Tags: Lost, Temper  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'

Tags: Found, Rather  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.

Tags: Rebellion, Spring  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.

Tags: Doctrine, Window  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.

Tags: Beauty, Life  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Tags: Heart, Sad  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.

Tags: Fool, Men  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

Tags: Fiction, Stranger  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

Tags: Sense, Wonder  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

When in doubt tell the truth.

Tags: Doubt, Tell  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

Tags: Valuable  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

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

Tags: Except, Wrong  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.

Tags: After, Why  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

Tags: Fiction, Stick  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

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

Tags: Remember, Tell  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

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.

Tags: Evil, Love  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.

Tags: Lie, Society  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Tags: Love, Peace  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Tags: Pure, Simple  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Tags: Give, Him  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Tags: Knowledge, Mind  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Tags: Alone, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.

Tags: Ignorance, Wrong  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.

Tags: Fear, Wish  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.

Tags: Morality, Society  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

Tags: Knowledge, Reason  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.

Tags: Good, Humor  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Tags: Men, Off  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

Tags: She, War  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Tags: Himself, Time  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Tags: Off, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Tags: Chance, Lie  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

Tags: End, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.

Tags: Stop, True  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

I've always had a problem with people who couldn't tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they're wrong.

Tags: Problem, Wrong  ✍ Author: Burt Bacharach

There is no original truth, only original error.

Tags: Error, Original  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth.

Tags: Hears, Listening  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.

Tags: Confusion, Error  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.

Tags: Hard, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Tags: Authority, Time  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.

Tags: Dog, Good  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Science is but an image of the truth.

Tags: Image, Science  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.

Tags: Said, Stay  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Argument is conclusive, but it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment.

Tags: Knowledge, Mind  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.

Tags: Human, Humanity  ✍ Author: Alain Badiou
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