Quotes About Truthfulness

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Dorothy Parker
“In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.”
Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

Alan Moore
“You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.”
Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Phil Lester
“I've been embarrassing myself since about birth.”
Phil Lester

Cormac McCarthy
“Long before morning I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I'd always known. That all courage was a form of constancy. That it is always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals come easily.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

John F. Kennedy
“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."

[Remarks on the 20th Anniversary of the Voice of America; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, February 26, 1962]”
John F. Kennedy

Marilyn Monroe
“They will only care when you're gone.”
Marilyn Monroe

“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.”
Robert Brault

George Orwell
“To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink.”
George Orwell, 1984

Jonathan Safran Foer
“We are being very nomadic with the truth, yes?”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Rebecca West
“Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other, but it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.”
Rebecca West

Israelmore Ayivor
“Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and examplary life.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Edward R. Murrow
“To be persuasive we must be believable;
to be believable we must be creditable;
to be credible we must be truthful.”
Edward R. Murrow

“Selflessness. Humility. Truthfulness. These are the three marks of an honorable man.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

RYCJ
“Never settle for half the story, and make-up and imagine the rest. Get the full Story!”
RYCJ

Israelmore Ayivor
“A true leader is still a leader even when he takes up servants' duty, provided he maintains a human face and added integrity to his self-retained qualities.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Israelmore Ayivor
“The concept of leadership is abused by people who think a person becomes a leader when he grows grey hair, put into a position and expected to function. Everyone has a leadership potential carried within in a specific area of his or purpose. Leadership is universal and built on trust.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Kamand Kojouri
“You have to be transparent
so you no longer cast a shadow
but instead let the light pass through you.”
Kamand Kojouri

Amit Abraham
“Understanding comes with compassion and compassion comes with truthfulness”
Amit Abraham

“At a time of global instability we have become distanced from each other and the environment.
We have lost the immediacy, comfort and truthfulness of the literal and actual, and need to find alternative ways to consume and connect.
Hygge describes a way of being that introduces humanity and warmth in our homes, schools, workplaces, cities and nations.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Blaise Pascal
“We do not content ourselves with the life we have in ourselves and in our own being; we desire to live an imaginary life in the mind of others, and for this purpose we endeavour to shine. We labour unceasingly to adorn and preserve this imaginary existence, and neglect the real. And if we possess calmness, or generosity, or truthfulness, we are eager to make it known, so as to attach these virtues to that imaginary existence. We would rather separate them from ourselves to join them to it; and we would willingly be cowards in order to acquire the reputation of being brave. A great proof of the nothingness of our being, not to be satisfied with the one without the other, and to renounce the one for the other! For he would be infamous who would not die to preserve his honour.”
Blaise Pascal, Pensées

“​Retaining Character is the Toughest Challenge for Humans when they Level Up.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“He who says the truth is not necessarily truthful - On Honesty.”
Lamine Pearlheart, To Life from the Shadows: Conversations with the Light

Amit Kalantri
“Sometimes hearing the truth takes more courage than speaking the truth.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If the truth gets in the way, I will remove it. But truth be told, removing the truth never removes the truth.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Forgiveness is the only lethal weapon which can destroy all evil.”
Abraham Varghese

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