There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and 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.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.
People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
They must find it difficult ... those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority.
Chase after the truth like all hell.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
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 believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
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