He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
When satire flies abroad on falsehood's wing, Short is her life, and impotent her sting; But when to truth allied, the wound she gives Sinks deep, and to remotest ages lives.
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
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.
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
To tell a falsehood is like the cut of a saber: for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain.
Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
The first great requisite is absolute sincerity. Falsehood and disguise are miseries and misery-makers.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
A lie should be trampled on and extinguished wherever found. I am for fumigating the atmosphere when I suspect that falsehood, like pestilence, breathes around me.
Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth.
Truth is Timeless, and returning to Truth is better than continuing in Falsehood
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter.
Unless we love the truth we cannot know it.
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.
. . . is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be.
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
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