Quotations On Truth

There is no right faith in believing what is true, unless we believe it because it is true.—Whately.

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again;
The eternal years of God are hers;
But error, wounded, writhes with pain,
And dies among his worshipers.—Bryant.

Truth is simple, requiring neither study nor art.—Ammian.

And all the people then shouted, and said, Great is truth, and mighty above all things.—Esdras.

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 seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smooth pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.—Newton.

For truth has such a face and such a mien,
As to be lov'd needs only to be seen.—Dryden.

Without courage there cannot be truth, and without truth there can be no other virtue.—Walter Scott.

Truth is violated by falsehood, and it may be equally outraged by silence.—Ammian.

Truth is always consistent with itself, and needs nothing to help it out. It is always near at hand, and sits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware; whereas a lie is troublesome, and sets a man's invention upon the rack; and one trick needs a great many more to make it good.—Tillotson.

You need not tell all the truth, unless to those who have a right to know it; but let all you tell be truth.—Horace Mann.

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.—Bacon.

Nothing from man's hands, nor law, nor constitution, can be final. Truth alone is final.—Charles Sumner.

The greatest friend of truth is time; her greatest enemy is prejudice; and her constant companion is humility.—Colton.

I have seldom known any one who deserted truth in trifles that could be trusted in matters of importance.—Paley.

Bodies are cleansed by water; the mind is purified by truth.—Horace Mann.

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication, a duty.—Mme. de Stael.

Truth is one;
And, in all lands beneath the sun,
Whoso hath eyes to see may see
The tokens of its unity.—Whittier.

Truth is the shortest and nearest way to our end, carrying us thither in a straight line.—Tillotson.

The expression of truth is simplicity.—Seneca.

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.—Demosthenes.

Truth should be the first lesson of the child and the last aspiration of manhood; for it has been well said that the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.—Whittier.

The firmest and noblest ground on which people can live is truth; the real with the real; a ground on which nothing is assumed, but where they speak and think and do what they must, because they are so and not otherwise.—Emerson.