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22 Truth Quotations

''Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.''
- Matthew Arnold 'Sohrab and Rustum,' 1853


''As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.''
- Josh Billings 'Affurisms from Josh Billings: His Sayings,' 1865


''The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.''
- Niels Bohr


''Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.''
- Sir Winston Churchill


''Chase after truth like hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.''
- Clarence Darrow


''How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?''
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) The Sign of Four, 1890


''Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.''
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


''All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.''
- Galileo Galilei


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


''Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.''
- Andre Gide


''Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.''
- Abraham Lincoln letter to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, July 18, 1864


''There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.''
- Agnes Repplier


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


''Truth is truth To the end of reckoning.''
- William Shakespeare "Measure for Measure", Act 5 scene 1


''The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.''
- Edith Sitwell


''Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.''
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton


''Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.''
- Quintus Septimius Tertullianus Adversus Valentinianos


''A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.''
- Mark Twain


''Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.''
- Mark Twain


''Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.''
- Mark Twain


''Love truth, and pardon error.''
- Voltaire


''The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.''
- Oscar Wilde






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