Truth Quotes

Quotes tagged as "truth" Showing 91-120 of 3,000
Maya Angelou
“There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.”
Maya Angelou

J.D. Salinger
“I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It’s disgusting.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Nisargadatta Maharaj
“It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.”
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Charles Bukowski
“Life's as kind as you let it be.”
Charles Bukowski, Hot Water Music

Jessamyn West
“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”
Jessamyn West

Voltaire
“Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire

Leo Tolstoy
“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.”
Leo Tolstoy, A Confession

Gautama Buddha
“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”
Gautama Buddha

Joss Whedon
“Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who's confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”
Joss Whedon

“I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.”
Jess C Scott, The Devilin Fey

Søren Kierkegaard
“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”
Søren Kierkegaard

Terry Goodkind
“If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.”
Terry Goodkind

Carl Sagan
“Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?”
Carl Sagan

“Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”
Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life

George Orwell
“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
George Orwell, 1984

George Orwell
“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”
George Orwell, In Front of Your Nose: 1945-1950

Dorothy L. Sayers
“Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away.”
Dorothy L. Sayers

Sylvia Plath
“But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defensless that I couldn't do it. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn't in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Ally Carter
“It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.”
Ally Carter, Heist Society

Greg Behrendt
“Here's something else to think about: calling when you say you're going to is the very first brick in the house you are building of love and trust. If he can't lay this one stupid brick down, you ain't never gonna have a house baby, and it's cold outside.”
Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

Oscar Wilde
“One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”
Oscar Wilde

John Steinbeck
“There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

C.S. Lewis
“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”
C.S. Lewis

Yevgeny Yevtushenko
“When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.”
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Greg Behrendt
“Let’s start with this statistic: You are delicious. Be brave, my sweet. I know you can get lonely. I know you can crave companionship and sex and love so badly that it physically hurts. But I truly believe that the only way you can find out that there’s something better out there is to first believe there’s something better out there. What other choice is there?”
Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You

Dorothy Allison
“Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”
Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina

John Green
“One swing set, well worn but structurally sound, seeks new home. Make memories with your kid or kids so that someday he or she or they will look into the backyard and feel the ache of sentimentality as desperately as I did this afternoon. It's all fragile and fleeting, dear reader, but with this swing set, your child(ren) will be introduced to the ups and downs of human life gently and safely, and may also learn the most important lesson of all: No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can't go all the way around.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Karen Marie Moning
“Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.”
Karen Marie Moning

Delia Ephron
“Wanting to be liked can get in the way of truth.”
Delia Ephron, Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.

André Gide
“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.”
Andre Gide