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Quotes About Truth Telling

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William Faulkner
“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

Franz Kafka
“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Franz Kafka

Mahatma Gandhi
“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Barbara De Angelis
“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”
Barbara De Angelis

Rick Riordan
“It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.”
Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

Doris Lessing
“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.”
Doris Lessing, Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949

Kurt Cobain
“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”
Kurt Cobain

Spencer Johnson
“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”
Spencer Johnson

Czesław Miłosz
“In a room where
people unanimously maintain
a conspiracy of silence,
one word of truth
sounds like a pistol shot.”
Czesław Miłosz

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

John Steinbeck
“An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. There's a punishment for it, and it's usually crucifixion.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Theodore Roosevelt
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.”
Warren W. Wiersbe

Mahatma Gandhi
“Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.”
Mahatma Gandhi

James E. Faust
“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.”
James E. Faust

Howard Zinn
“Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.”
Howard Zinn

Kristen Ashley
“Men understand direct communication. It's bitches who speak in code.”
Kristen Ashley, Knight

Galileo Galilei
“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”
Galileo Galilei

Criss Jami
“At first, they'll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they'll dislike you.”
Criss Jami

Joseph Campbell
“Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.”
Joseph Campbell

Theodore Roosevelt
“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Neil Gaiman
“It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But a half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

Thomas Hardy
“If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed.”
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Howard Zinn
“But I suppose the most revolutionary act one can engage in is... to tell the truth.”
Howard Zinn, Marx in Soho: A Play on History

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. "One word of truth outweighs the world.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Catherine of Siena
“Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.”
Catherine of Siena

Henry Adams
“No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.”
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

Ann Aguirre
“Once exposed, a secret loses all its power.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace

Barbara Ehrenreich
“No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.”
Barbara Ehrenreich

Suzanne  Wright
“Even bitches can get a break in life.”
Suzanne Wright, From Rags

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