Truth Quotes

Truth Quotes Collection. Read these 175 Truth Quotes About Life That are Short and Most Inspiring for People to Get Motivation.

Best Truth Quotes

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.
George Carlin

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
Jess C. Scott

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain

Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
Mark Twain

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
Joe Klaas

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
George Orwell

I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.
Suzanne Collins

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Oscar Wilde

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Winston S. Churchill

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Oscar Wilde

The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates

Short Truth Quotes

The only truth is music.
Jack Kerouac

Life’s as kind as you let it be.
Charles Bukowski

Love truth, but pardon error.
Voltaire

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
Flannery O’Connor

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
Stephanie Klein

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Jessamyn West

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Ernest Hemingway

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
John Lennon

It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.
Gabriel García Márquez

There are no facts, only interpretations.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The past has no power over the present moment.
Eckhart Tolle

Quotes About Truth

No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
François de La Rochefoucauld

Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.
Michelle Hodkin

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.
George Bernard Shaw

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
Ernest Hemingway

Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.
Edward Abbey

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.
David Foster Wallace

Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
George R.R. Martin

Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.
Hayley Williams

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Marcus Aurelius

That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.
Tim O’Brien

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington

It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.
Lemony Snicket

The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nadine Gordimer

People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.
George R.R. Martin

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
Oscar Wilde

Famous Quotes on Truth

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
Lao Tzu

Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure.
Cassandra Clare

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
T.S. Eliot

Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will.
John Green

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Walt Whitman

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Wallace Stevens

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Mahatma Gandhi

There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
Maya Angelou

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.
Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
Leo Tolstoy

Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.
Gautama Buddha

If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.
Terry Goodkind

The most common form of despair is not being who you are.
Søren Kierkegaard

Friends are the family you choose.
Jess C Scott

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
George Orwell

Truth Quotes by Famous People

Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away.
Dorothy L. Sayers

There’s more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.
John Steinbeck

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Wanting to be liked can get in the way of truth.
Delia Ephron

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide

The truth doesn’t always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatly wrapped lies.
Jodi Picoult

The best lies were always mixed with truth.
Sarah J. Maas

I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
Georges Bataille

A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.
Charlie Chaplin

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.
John Keats

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau

Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.
Albert Camus

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
Leo Tolstoy

There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.
Doris May Lessing

What’s done cannot be undone.
William Shakespeare

Famous Truth Quotes of All Time

A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.
Tim O’Brien

The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
Ayn Rand

Nothing is real.
John Lennon

When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool you end up looking like a moron instead.
Robin Hobb

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
Banksy

Every person must choose how much truth he can stand.
Irvin D. Yalom

Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.
Voltaire

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
Niels Bohr

We don’t get to choose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it.
Kami Garcia

Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.

Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.
Santosh Kalwar

There are few reasons for telling the truth, but for lying the number is infinite.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth.
Scott Westerfield

Truth Quotes and Sayings

Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
Malcolm X

Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.
Malcolm X

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
Aristotle

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.
Elvis Presley

Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
Khaled Hosseini

Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.
Warren Wiersbe

Life is problems. Living is solving problems.
Raymond E. Feist

The truth is messy. It’s raw and uncomfortable. You can’t blame people for preferring lies.
Holly Black

I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.
Hermann Hesse

There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened.
Harold Pinter

It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Honest is how I want to look. The truth doesn’t glitter and shine.
Chuck Palahniuk

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Benjamin Disraeli

Sometimes what we want isn’t what we need.
Gena Showalter

Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
Michael Jackson

Inspirational Truth Quotes

You should not honor men more than truth.
Plato

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
Arthur Conan Doyle

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.
Mahatma Gandhi

I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.
Al Pacino

Most of what I say is complete truth. My edit button is broken.
Myra McEntire

Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.
Robin Sharma

When no one you know tells the truth, you learn to see under the surface.
Cassandra Clare

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
Nietzsche

The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.
Laurell K. Hamilton

The color of truth is grey.
Andre Gide

No one believes a liar. Even when she’s telling the truth.
Sara Shepard

Nothing is yet in its true form.
C.S. Lewis

The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces.
Marie Lu

Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.
Khaled Hosseini

Truth Quotes About Life

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
George Bernard Shaw

Hypocrites get offended by the truth.
Jess C. Scott

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
Meister Eckhart

Truth is a matter of the imagination.
Ursula K. Le Guin

A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
Terry Pratchett

Some things aren’t meant to be known. Only believed.
Mary E. Pearson

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

It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.
Victor Hugo

To love is easy, to be in a relationship is extremely difficult.
Santosh Kalwar

Death is unstoppable. One must face it as a fact of life.
Santosh Kalwar

The truth is like salt. Men want to taste a little, but too much makes everyone sick.
Joe Abercrombie

Knowing the truth is not always a kindness.
Rosamund Hodge

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
Orson Scott Card

The worst part about being lied to is knowing you weren’t worth the truth.
Jean-Paul Sartre

The truth will make you odd.
Judy Blume

Hard to Believe Truth Quotes

To tell the truth is very difficult, and young people are rarely capable of it.
Leo Tolstoy

Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.
Buddha

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
Isaac Newton

The treacherous are ever distrustful.
J.R.R. Tolkien

Just because it’s fiction doesn’t mean it’s any less true.
Jodi Picoult

Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day.
Patrick Ness

It is a fool’s prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
Neil Gaiman

We are what we believe we are!
C.S. Lewis

Hell is truth seen too late.
Thomas Hobbes

No human should mislead another by promising them something they know to be untrue.
Santosh Kalwar

The best fiction is far more true than any journalism.
William Faulkner

Knowledge is a destination. Truth, the journey.
Terry Goodkind

True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other.
Michael Bassey Johnson

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
Blaise Pascal

Great Truth Quotes

Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.
Criss Jami

Every beginning has an end and every end is a new beginning.
Santosh Kalwar

I like the truth, even when it does trouble me.
Juliet Marillier

Progress just means bad things happen faster.
Terry Pratchett

The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.
Terry Pratchett

Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.
H. L. Mencken

Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Albert Einstein

Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it’s dark.
Isaac Bashevis

A truth that no one knows is still the truth.
Sharon Shinn

The truth of the story lies in the details.
Paul Auster

Discussion is impossible with someone who claims not to seek the truth, but already to possess it.
Romain Rolland

Be a true Heart, not a follower.
Ed Sheeran

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Ludwig Boltzmann

There is nothing more important than your eternal salvation.
Kirk Cameron

A mistake isn’t a mistake unless it can’t be put right.
Sophie Kinsella

Truth Quotes About Life and Reality

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
Mark Twain

The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.
Ann Landers

We are willing to believe anything other than the truth.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

You know there’s no such thing as a complete lie. There’s always some truth in there.
David Levithan

Understanding is a three edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth.
J. Michael Straczynski

Alive or dead, the truth won’t rest. Rise up while you can.
Mira Grant

To make a true choice, we must have true knowledge.
Cassandra Clare

Truthfulness so often goes with ruthlessness.
Dodie Smith

We have our Arts so we won’t die of Truth.
Ray Bradbury

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Winston S. Churchill

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