Quotes About Truth

Quotes tagged as "truth" (showing 151-180 of 3,000)
Leo Tolstoy
“Boredom: the desire for desires.”
Leo Tolstoy

Alice Sebold
“Nothing is ever certain.”
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

John Lennon
“Nothing is real.”
John Lennon, Beatles Lyrics

June Ahern
“How hurtful it can be to deny one's true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”
June Ahern

Albert Camus
“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Ayn Rand
“The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.”
Ayn Rand

William Shakespeare
“What's done cannot be undone.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

W. Somerset Maugham
“It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. It looks as if they were victims of a conspiracy; for the books they read, ideal by the necessity of selection, and the conversation of their elders, who look back upon the past through a rosy haze of forgetfulness, prepare them for an unreal life. They must discover for themselves that all they have read and all they have been told are lies, lies, lies; and each discovery is another nail driven into the body on the cross of life.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

Jason Mraz
“Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you.”
Jason Mraz

Tim O'Brien
“A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.”
Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried

A.W. Tozer
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
A.W. Tozer

Pema Chödrön
“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Marcus Aurelius
“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Rick Riordan
“Does truth have a moral?”
Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

José N. Harris
“There is beauty in truth, even if it's painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don't teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one's character, one's mind, one's heart or one's soul.”
José N. Harris

Leila Sales
“Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don't know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn't you. That isn't you at all.”
Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

Niels Bohr
“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.”
Niels Bohr

Orson Scott Card
“I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Douglas Adams
“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Niels Bohr
“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

Leo Tolstoy
“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

John Green
“Sometimes people don’t understand
the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.
Isaac shot me a look. “Right, of course.
But you keep the promise anyway. That’s
what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. Don’t you believe in true love?”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Kami Garcia
“We don't get to chose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it.”
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Darkness

Darren Shan
“Real life's nasty. It's cruel. It doesn't care about heroes and happy endings and the way things should be. In real life, bad things happen. People die. Fights are lost. Evil often wins.”
Darren Shan

Ernest Hemingway
“Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.”
Ernest Hemingway

John Waters
“You should never read just for "enjoyment." Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends' insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick "hard books." Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, "I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth." Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of "literature"? That means fiction, too, stupid.”
John Waters, Role Models

C. JoyBell C.
“For everything in this journey of life we are on, there is a right wing and a left wing: for the wing of love there is anger; for the wing of destiny there is fear; for the wing of pain there is healing; for the wing of hurt there is forgiveness; for the wing of pride there is humility; for the wing of giving there is taking; for the wing of tears there is joy; for the wing of rejection there is acceptance; for the wing of judgment there is grace; for the wing of honor there is shame; for the wing of letting go there is the wing of keeping. We can only fly with two wings and two wings can only stay in the air if there is a balance. Two beautiful wings is perfection. There is a generation of people who idealize perfection as the existence of only one of these wings every time. But I see that a bird with one wing is imperfect. An angel with one wing is imperfect. A butterfly with one wing is dead. So this generation of people strive to always cut off the other wing in the hopes of embodying their ideal of perfection, and in doing so, have created a crippled race.”
C. JoyBell C.

Scott Westerfeld
“I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth.”
Scott Westerfeld, Extras

William Shakespeare
“This above all: to thine own self be true.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Aristotle
“The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.”
Aristotle

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