Quotes About Truth

Quotes tagged as "truth" (showing 181-210 of 3,000)
Laurie Halse Anderson
“I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here. So, how can I find my way? Is there a chain saw of the soul, an ax I can take to my memories or fears?”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Jason Mraz
“I’ve come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more confident, and more beautiful individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without acknowledging their own interests and power.”
Jason Mraz

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

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

Robin Hobb
“When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool you end up looking like a moron instead.”
Robin Hobb, Assassin's Apprentice

Isaac Newton
“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Isaac Newton

Flannery O'Connor
“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you odd.”
Flannery O'Connor, Collected Works: Wise Blood / A Good Man is Hard to Find / The Violent Bear it Away / Everything that Rises Must Converge / Essays and Letters

Jason Mraz
“It’s strange how dreams get under your skin and give your heart a test for what’s real and what’s imaginary.”
Jason Mraz

Warsan Shire
“Don't assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don't say anything you can't stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel.”
Warsan Shire

Elvis Presley
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away.”
Elvis Presley

Santosh Kalwar
“Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.”
Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

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

Steve Jobs
“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
Steve Jobs

Moderata Fonte
“Do you really believe ... that everything historians tell us about men – or about women – is actually true? You ought to consider the fact that these histories have been written by men, who never tell the truth except by accident.”
Moderata Fonte, The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

René Descartes
“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”
René Descartes

Chuck Palahniuk
“Honest is how I want to look. The truth doesn't glitter and shine.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

Voltaire
“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”
Voltaire

Jess C. Scott
“My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.”
Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

Sigmund Freud
“Religious doctrines … are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them as true or to believe in them.”
Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“There are few reasons for telling the truth, but for lying the number is infinite.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

John Green
“What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. Instant rice takes five minutes, instant pudding an hour. I doubt that an instant of blinding pain feels particularly instantaneous.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Friedrich Nietzsche
“The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Margaret Mitchell
“Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Malcolm X
“Truth is on the side of the oppressed.”
Malcolm X

Natsuki Takaya
“I love the stars.
Because they can't say anything.
I love the stars.
Because they do not judge anyone.”
Natsuki Takaya

Veronica Roth
“She has been to the compound before. She remembered this hallway. She knows about the initiation process.

My mother was Dauntless.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Jiddu Krishnamurti
“It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom

Henry David Thoreau
“I was once reproved by a minister who was driving a poor beast to some meeting-house horse-sheds among the hills of New Hampshire, because I was bending my steps to a mountain-top on the Sabbath, instead of a church, when I would have gone farther than he to hear a true word spoken on that or any day. He declared that I was 'breaking the Lord's fourth commandment,' and proceeded to enumerate, in a sepulchral tone, the disasters which had befallen him whenever he had done any ordinary work on the Sabbath. He really thought that a god was on the watch to trip up those men who followed any secular work on this day, and did not see that it was the evil conscience of the workers that did it. The country is full of this superstition, so that when one enters a village, the church, not only really but from association, is the ugliest looking building in it, because it is the one in which human nature stoops the lowest and is most disgraced. Certainly, such temples as these shall erelong cease to deform the landscape. There are few things more disheartening and disgusting than when you are walking the streets of a strange village on the Sabbath, to hear a preacher shouting like a boatswain in a gale of wind, and thus harshly profaning the quiet atmosphere of the day.”
Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Helen Keller
“What I'm looking for is not out there, it is in me.”
Helen Keller

Simone Elkeles
“Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You'll definitely be happier.”
Simone Elkeles, How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation

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