Truth Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old truth quotes, truth sayings, and truth proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed and third it is accepted as being self-evident unknown
As you shall sow, so shall you reap. Bible
Be sure you are right, then go ahead. Davy Crockett
Better slip with foot than tongue. Benjamin Franklin
Diamond cuts diamond. Marstow (1604)
Fine words butter no parsnips. John Clarke
History repeats itself. George Eliot
It is wise not to seek a secret and honest not to reveal it. Benjamin Franklin
Just because everybody's doing something, doesn't mean it's right. unknown
Liars need good memories. French (on truth and falsehood)
No sin is hidden to the soul. Bengali (Asian Indian) (on conscience)
Play the part and you shall become. unknown
Practice what you preach. unknown
Put a silk on a goat and it is still a goat. Irish Proverb
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. Benjamin Franklin
Take it straight from the horse's mouth. Francis Iles
What you would seem to be, be really. Benjamin Franklin
You can't make bricks without straw. unknown
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. Mark Twain
Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you. Stephanie Klein
Pretending to be someone you're not is a waste of the person you are. Kurt Cobain
Everyone sees who I appear to be but only a few know the real me. You only see what i choose to show. There's so much behind my smile you just don't know. unknown
I'd rather be hated for who I am, rather than loved for who I am not. Kurt Cobain
Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes. Joe Abercrombie
Understanding is a three edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth. J. Michael Straczynski
Before speaking, consult your inner-truth barometer, and resist the temptation to tell people only what they want to hear. Wayne W. Dyer
Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe. Henry David Thoreau