70 Famous Quotes about Truth that will Infuse with Reality

Truth saves and lies destroy. It takes many lies to cover a lie. A liar loses credibility. If you are also used to telling the truth and hate lying then surely you expect other people to tell the truth too. Let us guide you to the best and famous quotes about truth which will inspire you a lot.

Quotes About Truth Coming To Light

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


The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. — James A. Garfield

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. — Spencer Johnson

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


The ability to ask questions is the greatest resource in learning the truth. — Carl Jung

Truth is the only safe ground to stand on. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. – Iris Murdoch


I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. – Malcolm X

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

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just got to find the ones worth suffering for. – Bob Marley


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. – Abraham Lincoln

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. – Leo Tolstoy

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. – W. Clement Stone

A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others. – Robert Green Ingersoll

Quotes on Truth and Honesty


Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

There’s nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth. – Alice Cary

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Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. – Rabindranath Tagore


Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. – Michelle Obama

The truth is, we all face hardships of some kind, and you never know the struggles a person is going through. Behind every smile, there’s a story of a personal struggle. – Adrienne C. Moore

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. – Albert Einstein

Courage To Speak The Truth Quotes


Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. – Mahatma Gandhi

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. – Albert Einstein

Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other. – Benjamin E. Mays

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


For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. – Bo Bennett

Our duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth. – Swami Vivekananda

You can hate me. You can go out there and say anything you want about me, but you will love me later because I told you the truth. – Mary J. Blige

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. – John F. Kennedy

Truth Quotes that will Set You Free from Depression


Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation. – Michael Jackson

To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality. – John Locke

Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine. – Nikola Tesla

Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it. – Claude Adrien Helvetius


Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. – Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. – Emily Dickinson

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent. – John Calvin

The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed, all things rest upon truth. – Chanakya

Stop holding your truth; speak your truth. Be yourself. It’s the healthiest way to be. – Tiffany Haddish

True Quotes to Form a Deeper Connection

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again. – William Cullen Bryant


There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth. – Charles Dickens

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. – Horace Mann

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


Every Christian must be convinced of his fundamental and vital duty of bearing witness to the truth in which he believes and the grace that has transformed him. – Pope John XXIII

Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide – Ice Cube

I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want. – Muhammad Ali

Truth only means something when it’s hard to admit. – Nicholas Sparks


Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty. – Madame de Stael

The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Truth is truth to the end of reckoning. – William Shakespeare

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

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

Always tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember what you said. – Mark Twain

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones. – John Lennon

Honesty requires that we communicate our thoughts and feelings, not our conclusions. – Stefan Molyneux

But communicate with honest appreciation and you’ll be amazed how she lights up in front of you. – Mark Manson

Famous Life Quotes About Truth And Lies


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

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

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


If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. ― René Descartes

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

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. — Thomas Sowell

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


I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job. — Samuel Goldwyn

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. — Herbert Agar

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


The truth. Dumbledore sighed. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. ― J.K. Rowling

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always. ― Mahatma Gandhi

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

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. ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

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

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

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

Don’t assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel. ― Warsan Shire

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

There is beauty in truth, even if it’s painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. ― José N. Harris

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

Truth is what stands the test of experience. — Albert Einstein

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