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As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.
A misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
It is a difficult task, Oh citizens, to make speeches to the belly, which has no ears.
"It was as true", said Mr. Barkus, "as taxes is. And nothing is truer than them."
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
No one means all he says and yet very few say all they mean.
Pure truth, like pure gold, has been found unfit for circulation because men have discovered that it is far more convenient to adulterate the truth than to refine themselves.
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who have loved it.
There are no whole truths. All truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
Too much truth Is uncouth.
Truth is a child of Time
Time trieth truth.
Truth always lags last, limping along on the arm of Time.
Truth exists. Only lies are invented.
Truth never dies but lives a wretched life.
What a myth never contains is the critical power to separate its truth from its errors.
The man who speaks the truth is always at ease.
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks is truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.
Don't be consistent, but be simply true.
It makes all the difference in the world whether we put truth in the first place, or in the second place.
Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at the truth.
When one has no design but to speak plain truth, he may say a great deal in a very narrow compass.
One can live in this world on soothsaying but not on truth saying.
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth - to know the worst and provide for it.
Truth has a handsome countenance but torn garments.
God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please; you can never have both.
Some people handle the truth carelessly; Others never touch it at all.
Truth for him was a moving target; he never aimed for the bull and rarely pierced the outer ring.
Seeing's believing - but feeling is God's own truth.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.
Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie.
In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it.
Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.
No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I'm ready to accept even death.
The passion for truth is silenced by answers which have the weight of undisputed authority.
A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.
He who, when called upon to speak a disagreeable truth, tells it boldly and has done, is both bolder and milder than he who nibbles in a low voice and never ceases nibbling.
We call first truths those we discover after all the others.
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
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.
Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love.
Everything has to be taken on trust; truth is only that which is taken to be true. It's the currency of living. There may be nothing behind it, but it doesn't make any difference so long as it is honoured.
One truth discovered, one pang of regret at not being able to express it, is better than all the fluency and flippancy in the world.
If you speak the truth have a foot in the stirrup.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Pretty much all the honest truthtelling there is in the world is done by children.
There are truths that are not for all men, nor for all times.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
What I tell you three times is true.
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak, and another to hear.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
There's such a thing as moderation, even in telling the truth.
Truth is something you stumble into when you think you're going some place else.
We shall return to proven ways - not because they are old, but because they are true.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
I don't give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it is hell.
The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.


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