Quotes about Truth


The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.

Ann Landers

We are always trying to convert people to a belief in our own explanation of the universe. We think that the more people there are who believe as we do, the more certain it will be that what we believe is the truth. But it doesn`t work that way at all.

Paulo Coelho


Never say you think when you know, or you know when you think.

Quentin Tarantino


What the heart knows, the mind has forgotten, and what the heart knows is the truth.

Dean Koontz


A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde


I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth.

Scott Westerfeld


No point in ignoring the truth. Doesn’t make it worse to have it said out loud.

Stephenie Meyer

It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got it.

Edmund Way Teale


Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.

Margaret Atwood

Nothing in the world is harder than speaking the truth and nothing easier than flattery.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


The truth doesn`t set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and petrified and vulnerable. But free? I don`t feel free.

Melina Marchetta

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

Thomas Jefferson


Honest is how I want to look. The truth doesn`t glitter and shine.

Chuck Palahniuk


Man is always a prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.

Albert Camus


The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it.

Margaret Atwood


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