In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
If a lie is only printed often enough, it becomes a quasi-truth, and if such a truth is repeated often enough, it becomes an article of belief, a dogma, and men will die for it.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
Always tell the truth. That way you don't have to remember what you said.
If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!
The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory.
Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
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.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
When in doubt tell the truth.
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