Truth Quotes And Sayings

Truth Quotes And Sayings

Being truthful requires discipline and courage, which many of us find very challenging. Being dishonest sometimes appears to be the easier route to take. In the long run, the benefits of speaking the truth outweighs the advantages of telling a lie.

Below, we have compiled truth quotes and sayings that will inspire you to speak the truth at all times and live an honest life that will earn you love, trust and respect.

Truth Quotes & Sayings That Celebrate Honesty

The only way to tell the truth is to speak it with kindness. Only the words of a loving man can be heard. Henry David Thoreau
The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head. Terry Pratchett
I speak the truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more as I grow older. Michel de Montaigne
Never has there been one possessed of complete sincerity who did not move others. Never has there been one who had not sincerity who was able to move others. Mencius
There is nothing more necessary than truth, in comparison with it, everything else has only secondary value. Friedrich Nietzsche
Truth: something hard to say and hard to hide. Paulo Coelho
The truth is silent. The truth doesn’t come with words. It’s something that I just know, it’s something that I can feel without words, and it’s called silent knowledge. Don Miguel Ruiz
In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess. Dalai Lama
O, while you live, tell truth, and shame the Devil! William Shakespeare
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world. Charles Dickens
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. Malcolm X
Tell the truth about what you are feeling. Tell the truth about what you are thinking. Tell the truth about what you are doing and why. Iyanla Vanzant
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth. Albert Einstein
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. William Faulkner
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. Mahatma Gandhi
One voice speaking truth is a greater force than fleets and armies. Ursula K. Le Guin
The wise try to adjust themselves to the truth, while fools try to adjust the truth to themselves. Thibaut
I measure the strength of a spirit by how much truth it can take. Friedrich Nietzsche
If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinion for or against. Osho
The things that we decide to run from are the truth. When you make excuses, you’re running from the truth. David Goggins
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me. Simone de Beauvoir
Plato is my friend – Aristotle is my friend – but my greatest friend is truth. Isaac Newton
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can’t lead to a good conclusion. Julian Assange
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei
If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain
The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself. Augustine of Hippo
Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living. Buddha
Logical validity is not a guarantee of truth. David Foster Wallace
Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act. Unknown
Never ignore an important truth merely because of the amount of work it would take to accept it. James Clear
To love truth for truth’s sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues. John Locke
I know that truth alone gives life, and nothing but going towards reality will make us strong, and none will reach truth until he is strong. Swami Vivekananda
Don’t follow anybody’s footprints. Truth cannot be borrowed, neither can the path that somebody else has trodden. Osho
They had learned that the act of violence is the act of weakness, and that the spirit’s strength lies in holding fast to the truth. Ursula K. Le Guin
The truth must dazzle gradually or every man be blind. Emily Dickinson
It is truth alone that gives strength. Swami Vivekananda
You don’t have to tell everything you know, but let what you do say be the truth as you understand it. Maya Angelou
Too many prefer gentle lies to hard truths. Shane Parrish

Truth Quotes That Will Inspire You To Live Sincerely

Your duty is to scream those truths that one should shout but that are merely whispered. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed. Friedrich Nietzsche
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Henry David Thoreau
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem
In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a safe companion than a pleasant falsehood. Theodore Roosevelt
The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it. Terry Pratchett
The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. David Foster Wallace
The path that leads to truth is littered with the bodies of the ignorant. Miyamoto Musashi
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? Dogen
The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don’t like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they’re 95 percent dead wood. Jordan Peterson
That’s the most heroic thing we can do now: look the truth in the face. Sansa Stark
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. Anaïs Nin
What I seek to accomplish is simply to serve with my feeble capacity truth and justice, at the risk of pleasing no one. Albert Einstein
We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. Seneca
Live out your life in truth and justice, tolerant of those who are neither true nor just. Marcus Aurelius
Truth needs no color; beauty, no pencil. William Shakespeare
The ultimate test of what a truth means is the conduct it dictates or inspires. William James
Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. Catherine of Siena
Step into your authentic truth, because your truth will light up the world. Gabby Bernstein
In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. Friedrich Nietzsche
Truth is a pathless land. Jiddu Krishnamurti
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it. George Orwell
In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow – and that is likely to hurt. Wei Wu Wei
I was too enamored of truth ever to mourn lost illusions. Simone de Beauvoir
The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. “One word of truth outweighs the world”. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
The only reason why I became successful was because I went towards the truth. As painful and as brutal as it is, it changed me. It allowed me, in my own right, to become the person who I am today. David Goggins
Sometimes people ask you a question with their eyes begging you to not tell them the truth. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
People tend to whisper when they say the truth and raise their voice when they lie. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The important thing is not the finding, it is the seeking, it is the devotion with which one spins the wheel of prayer and scripture, discovering the truth little by little. If this machine gave you the truth immediately, you would not recognize it. Ursula K. Le Guin
Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie to make someone laugh. Paulo Coelho
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