All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
Truth exists; only lies are invented.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
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