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.

The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie. Ann Landers
When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake. P.D. Ouspensky
Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas. Shoseki
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. Leo Tolstoy
Truth is the breath of life to human society. It is the food of the immortal spirit. Yet a single word of it may kill a man as suddenly as a drop of prussic acid. Oliver Wendell Holmes
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. Denis Diderot
We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable. Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but, in the end, there it is. Sir Winston Churchill
Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life. Henri Frederic Amiel
Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away. Ismail Haniyeh
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light. George Washington
People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. Andy Rooney
Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have. Elizabeth Bowen
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. Flannery O'Connor
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. George Washington
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it. George R.R. Martin
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. Lao Tzu
People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up. George R.R. Martin
The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatley wrapped lies Jodi Picoult
Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies. Dorothy Allison
Candor is appreciated and people say that is what they want. However, what they mean is tell me the truth, even if you have to make it up. Monica L. Wofford
For each truth, the contrary is also true! Herman Hesse
From Latin: 'Inside man lives the truth.' Saint Augustine
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. Winston Chuchill
When in doubt, tell the truth. Mark Twain
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling falsehood about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. Adlai Stevenson
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it. Mark Twain
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it. Mark Twain
It is perfectly monstrous.. the way people go about nowadays saying things against one behind one's back that are absolutely and entirely true. Oscar Wilde
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to deliver them. Galileo Galilei