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
And dies among his worshipers.—Bryant.
Truth is simple, requiring neither study
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.
truth has such a
face and such a mien,
As to be lov'd needs only to be
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,
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
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
trifles that could be trusted in matters of importance.—Paley.
Bodies are cleansed by water; the mind
is purified by
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
Whoso hath eyes
to see may see
The tokens of
Truth is the shortest and nearest way to
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.