Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
. . . is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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 exists, only falsehood has to be invented.
Unless we love the truth we cannot know it.
Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
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.
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
The truth is more important than the facts.
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood, isn't it?
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.
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