240 Truth Quotes That Will Help You Live Sincerely

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Please enjoy 240 of the best truth quotes. I hope you’ll find answers, understanding and meaning. And remember: the more you live for the truth, the more strength you find.

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Too many prefer gentle lies to hard truths. Shane Parrish

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The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth. Albert Einstein

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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

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Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Your duty is to scream those truths that one should shout but that are merely whispered. Nassim Nicholas Taleb (The Bed of Procrustes)

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Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort. Fred Rogers

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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

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Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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One voice speaking truth is a greater force than fleets and armies. Ursula K. Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness)

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The wise try to adjust themselves to the truth, while fools try to adjust the truth to themselves. Thibaut

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The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem

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You can have ignorance or you can have self-knowledge. You can live deluded or you can live for truth. Maxime Lagacé

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I measure the strength of a spirit by how much truth it can take. Friedrich Nietzsche

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A man is beginning to learn the Truth about life when he is no longer surprised by anything. Kapil Gupta

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The Best Truth Quotes

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In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a safe companion than a pleasant falsehood. Theodore Roosevelt Click to tweet

If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinion for or against. Osho

Only silence communicates the truth as it is. Osho

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it. George Orwell

The things that we decide to run from are the truth. When you make excuses, you’re running from the truth. David Goggins

In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow – and that is likely to hurt. Wei Wu Wei

If you’re seeking the truth than what you don’t know is more important than you know. Jordan Peterson

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me. Simone de Beauvoir

I was too enamored of truth ever to mourn lost illusions. Simone de Beauvoir (The Prime of Life)

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 Click to tweet

Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie to make someone laugh. Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

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

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

It is great fun if you have rejected totally everything that man has said. Because then you stand alone; when you find out for yourself, it will be authentic, real, true, not dependent on any professor, any psychologist, any analyst. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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

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

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

The path that leads to truth is littered with the bodies of the ignorant. Miyamoto Musashi

There is nothing more necessary than truth, in comparison with it, everything else has only secondary value. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? Dogen

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What Is Truth?

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Truth: something hard to say and hard to hide. Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself. Augustine of Hippo

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

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

Truth is the best disinfectant. Paulo Coelho

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The Most Famous Truth Quotes (Gandhi, Aurelius, Einstein, etc.)

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

That’s the most heroic thing we can do now: look the truth in the face. Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones)

In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess. 14th Dalai Lama

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. Anaïs Nin

Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. William Shakespeare (King Lear)

O, while you live, tell truth, and shame the Devil! William Shakespeare

No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth. Plato

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

I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world. Charles Dickens

There are no truths, only moments of clarity passing for answers. Michel de Montaigne

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

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You don’t have to tell everything you know, but let what you do say be the truth as you understand it. Maya Angelou

Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule. Charles Dickens

We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. Seneca

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

Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. Mahatma Gandhi

You go to remote corners of the earth to find truth, but truth is just around the corner, here! Jiddu Krishnamurti

Plato is my friend – Aristotle is my friend – but my greatest friend is truth. Isaac Newton

The capital-T Truth is about life before death. David Foster Wallace (This Is Water)

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

Live out your life in truth and justice, tolerant of those who are neither true nor just. Marcus Aurelius

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Short Truth Quotes

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Truth is its own reward. Plato Click to tweet

Truth is a pathless land. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Silence screams the truth. Gabby Bernstein

Truth demands vulnerability. The Stoic Emperor

May the truth be your armour. The Stoic Emperor

When in doubt tell the truth. Mark Twain

Seek truth and you will find a path. Frank Slaughter

Tell all the truth but tell it slant. Emily Dickinson

In deep insecurity is truth realised. Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is truth alone that gives strength. Swami Vivekananda

Truth needs no color; beauty, no pencil. William Shakespeare

Any truth, I maintain, is my own property. Seneca

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. Kurt Cobain

Logical validity is not a guarantee of truth. David Foster Wallace

We have art in order not to die of the truth. Friedrich Nietzsche

Truth has nothing whatsoever to do with belief. Jiddu Krishnamurti

That which is true must be infinite and eternal. Swami Vivekananda

In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. Friedrich Nietzsche

In the space of no-mind, truth descends like light. Osho

The truth must dazzle gradually or every man be blind. Emily Dickinson

Befriend the truth and make it your ally in all things. The Stoic Emperor

Your mind talks illusions. Your heart whispers the truth. Maxime Lagacé

Listening to the truth is the beginning of a new journey. Osho

Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act. Unknown (See also: source on quoteinvestigator.com)

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Inspirational Truth Quotes

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If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it. Marcus Tullius Cicero Click to tweet

The ultimate test of what a truth means is the conduct it dictates or inspires. William James

Step into your authentic truth, because your truth will light up the world. Gabby Bernstein

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. Catherine of Siena

The truth is: you don’t have a life, you are life. Eckhart Tolle

Never ignore an important truth merely because of the amount of work it would take to accept it. James Clear

If you’re scared, you’re on the shore. If you’re courageous, you’re in the river. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. C.S. Lewis

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

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 Eye of the Heron)

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

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

Dare to seek Truth even through hell. Swami Vivekananda

Truth is simple. Very simple – so simple that a child can understand it. In fact, so simple that only a child can understand it. Unless you become a child again you will not be able to understand it. Osho

Don’t follow anybody’s footprints. Truth cannot be borrowed, neither can the path that somebody else has trodden. Osho

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Funny And Surprising Truth Quotes

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If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Sometimes people ask you a question with their eyes begging you to not tell them the truth. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Every time your buttons get pushed is like a big mirror showing you your own face. Pema Chödrön

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

All day long I would be training myself to think, to understand, to criticize, to know myself; I was seeking for the absolute truth: this preoccupation did not exactly encourage polite conversation. Simone de Beauvoir (Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter)

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. Josh Billings

It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites. Thomas Sowell

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Deep Truth Quotes

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Celebration is my religion, love is my message, silence is my truth. Osho Click to tweet

People tend to whisper when they say the truth and raise their voice when they lie. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths. Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters. Friedrich Nietzsche

The mother of all Truths: There is nothing. Kapil Gupta

Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie. Franz Kafka

Individuals search for truth, groups search for consensus. Naval Ravikant

You’ll never find truth on top of mountains. You’ll have a glimpse on the way up. Maxime Lagacé

If you would seek truth you must abandon those values that are based on sensation and gratification, on passion and ill will, possessiveness and greed. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Only the mind that is totally impermanent, that is totally uncertain, can discover what is true because truth is not static. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If I want to find out what truth is, not knowing what it is, I must be able to see what is false. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true. Carl Sagan

I feel safe in the midst of my enemies, for the truth is all powerful and will prevail. Sojourner Truth

If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed. Thomas Hardy

Truth uttered before its time is dangerous. Mencius

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth. Pema Chödrön

In the bathtub of history the truth is harder to hold than the soap, and much more difficult to find. Terry Pratchett

Fact may not be truth, and truth may not be factual. Haruki Murakami (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)

One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant. John Locke

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself. Simone de Beauvoir

It is better by assenting to truth to conquer opinion, than by assenting to opinion to be conquered by truth. Epictetus (Enchiridion)

If you seek Truth, you will be alone forever. […] You will not have the conversations you long for. You will feel out of place in this world. You will stand as a red spot against a pale sky (And a beacon on the vast horizon). Kapil Gupta

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. Plato

Humans are not programmed for truth. They are programmed for survival. Thibaut

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Wise Truth Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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It does not require many words to speak the truth. Chief Joseph (Native American proverb) Click to tweet

Truth certainly liberates, but the truth has to be your own. Only then it liberates. Osho

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. Robert Brault

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies. Friedrich Nietzsche

The busy man has no time for truth. The wise man dedicates his life to it. Maxime Lagacé

The truth always carries the ambiguity of the words used to express it. Frank Herbert

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

If you want the truth, take no one else’s word for it. Accept only science, reason, and direct experience. Start on solid ground. Mind each step. Naval Ravikant

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it. G.K. Chesterton

When you face a choice between being polite and being honest, err on the side of the truth. It’s better to be disliked but respected than to be liked but disrespected. In the long run, the people we trust the most are those who have the courage to be sincere. Adam Grant

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. Brené Brown

An honest man will sometimes repeat himself. A liar can always find a surprising new angle. The truth resembles itself. The Stoic Emperor

Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions. Sengcan

The small truth has words that are clear; the great truth has great silence. Rabindranath Tagore

The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the truth,’ and so it goes away. Puzzling. Robert M. Pirsig

Your are your own teacher. Investigate yourself to find the truth – inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important. Ajahn Chah

What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions – they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force. Friedrich Nietzsche

We are never definitely right, we can only be sure we are wrong. Richard Feynman

Part 1. The closer you are to the truth, the more silent you become inside. Naval Ravikant

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Truth Quotes About Happiness

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Pleasure lies not in discovering truth but in seeking it. Leo Tolstoy Click to tweet

You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity. Richard Feynman

Meditation, truth, beauty, love. These are not just words. One has to find a way of living where they come into reality. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Here the ways of men divide. If you wish to strive for peace of soul and happiness, then believe; if you wish to be a disciple of truth, then inquire. Friedrich Nietzsche

Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own hearts. Ryōkan

Living your truth will give you more than just happiness, it will give you meaning. Maxime Lagacé

Even if it hurts at first, the truth is eventually freeing to both the one who expresses it and the one who hears it. Haemin Sunim

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allan Poe

You need to believe in a few lies to be happy. Thibaut

Truth is strengthening. Truth is purity, truth is all-knowledge; truth must be strengthening, must be enlightening, must be invigorating. Swami Vivekananda

Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something to be realized. Osho

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Truth Quotes About Life

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I cannot liberate you, nobody can liberate you; only truth can liberate you. And the truth has to be seen by you. Osho Click to tweet

A truth cannot be read in a scripture, a truth has to be lived only in the innermost temple of your being. Osho

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. James E. Faust

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant. Edgar Allan Poe

The only thing we have in mind are illusions. The only thing life is, is truth. Maxime Lagacé

Man is not permitted without censure to follow his own thoughts in the search of truth, when they lead him ever so little out of the common road. John Locke

Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth… That’s the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life. Jordan Peterson

The contemplation of truth and beauty is the proper object for which we were created, which calls forth the most intense desires of the soul, and of which it never tires. William Hazlitt

Simplicity is the hallmark of truth – we should know better, but complexity continues to have a morbid attraction. Edsger Dijkstra

If we could see the whole truth of any situation, our only response would be one of compassion. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Soft-brained people, weak-minded, chicken-hearted, cannot find the truth. One has to be free, and as broad as the sky. Swami Vivekananda

Don’t follow anybody, don’t worship persons, including myself; that is sentimental, romantic, it has nothing to do with the search for truth. Jiddu Krishnamurti

To find out truth you have to be completely free, to stand alone. And standing alone is to turn your back on society. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Nobody is going to pour truth into your brain. It’s something you have to find out for yourself. Noam Chomsky

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Truth Quotes About Friendship, Relationships

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If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone. William Shakespeare (Hamlet) Click to tweet

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

When men and women punish each other for truth telling, we reinforce the notion that lies are better. Bell Hooks

You should not honor men more than truth. Plato

Integrity and tribalism are often at odds with each other. You can either fulfill your loyalty to your party or you can stand by truth. The two are (mostly) mutually exclusive. If you want to side with truth then bear in mind that it comes with a cost. The Ancient Sage

Too often people believe in something, not because they think it’s true, but merely because it is socially acceptable. Thibaut

We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it. Thomas Aquinas

Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe. Barbara De Angelis

Our duty is to encourage every one 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

Truth can never come to us as long as we are selfish. Swami Vivekananda

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Truth Quotes About Honesty, Sincerity, Telling The Truth

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Truth is so rare, it is delightful to tell it. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

Sincerity is the way to heaven; to think how to be sincere is the way of man. Mencius

For truth to be heard, it must be spoken with kindness. Truth is kind only when it is spoken through your heart with sincerity. Leo Tolstoy

Truth cannot make a person unkind, or too self-assured; the manifestations of truth telling are humility and simplicity. Leo Tolstoy

Telling the truth shows respect. Telling the truth is a sign you value time. Telling the truth shows you’re strong. Maxime Lagacé

People get the most upset when you tell them true things they wish were false. Sam Altman

Never ever apologize for speaking truth, you’ll only strengthen the wicked and discourage the brave. Carlos Del Valle

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. Henry Adams

The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is. Susan Sontag (The Benefactor)

The most interesting thing you can say is the most honest. Rorty Witt

I was never more hated than when I tried to be honest. Or when, even as just now I’ve tried to articulate exactly what I felt to be the truth. No one was satisfied. Ralph Ellison (Invisible Man)

The price of knowing what’s real and correct is pain. This is why the truth hurts. This is why it takes courage to tell the truth. And this is why telling the truth often comes at monumental personal cost. There is power in the truth. Everyone thinks they want it, but few can take it. @TellYourSonThis

Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity and the mother of truth. Liu Xiaobo

Compulsive liars and compulsive truth tellers will both tend to lose friends as quickly as they make them. The Stoic Emperor

Those with a reputation for telling harsh truths will be completely ignored in an age of comfort and complacency. They will be aggressively sought after in times of danger and uncertainty. The Stoic Emperor

Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better. Swami Vivekananda

As long as you’re willing to be disliked for telling it, the truth is actually pretty easy. Stefan Molyneux

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

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See also: 5 Qualities of Honest Individuals (inc.com, by Larry Kim)

Truth Quotes About Accepting Truth, Sadness, Being Hurt, Bitter Truths

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The truth I do not dare to know I muffle with a jest. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

It is astonishing the lengths to which a person, or a people, will go in order to avoid a truthful mirror. James Baldwin (Going to Meet the Man)

Realize that you have nothing to fear from knowing the truth. Ray Dalio

Most people prefer easy lies over uncomfortable truths. Bill Masur

Things happen for you, not to you. Truths are your saviors, not your enemies. Accept. Grow. Maxime Lagacé

You can choose to ignore the truth but you can’t to ignore the consequences. Carlos Del Valle

Truth only hurts if your entire life is built on lies. Carlos Del Valle

The universe is not short on wake-up calls. We’re just quick to hit the snooze button. Brené Brown

You ought to be preparing yourself… to hear truths which no inflexibility will be able to withstand. James Madison

Sometimes, when you don’t ask questions, it’s not because you are afraid that someone will lie to your face. It’s because you’re afraid they’ll tell you the truth. Jodi Picoult

It is always tempting to embrace a lie that flatters us over a truth that would force us to change. The Stoic Emperor

The most difficult battles that you will fight in your life is that between your mind who knows the truth and your heart that refuse to accept it. Paulo Coelho

What matters is to see the fact as it is now, without any distortion. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it. George Santayana

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Truth Quotes About Reality, Fiction, Delusion

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Culture and society have hypnotized you. Jiddu Krishnamurti Click to tweet

Truth is only painful if you’re in a state of delusion. Alexander J.A Cortes

Just because you ignore reality doesn’t mean it will ignore you. Shane Parrish

We don’t tell ourselves the truth because it’s easier to protect our view of ourselves and the world than it is to change our minds. Shane Parrish

Focus only on the top and you miss the journey. Focus only on the journey and you miss the top. Maxime Lagacé

What we wish to be true clouds our perception of what is true. Suffering is that moment when we can no longer deny reality. Naval Ravikant

Truth is reality and we have to be honest to discover it. Unknown

We have become so accustomed to our illusions that we mistake them for reality. Daniel J. Boorstin

Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth. Cato the Elder

A misconception remains a misconception even when it is shared by the majority of people. Leo Tolstoy

Truth, of course, must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for we have made fiction to suit ourselves. G.K. Chesterton (Heretics)

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. Søren Kierkegaard

The truth sometimes reminds me of a city buried in sand. As time passes, the sand piles up even thicker, and occasionally it’s blown away and what’s below is revealed. Haruki Murakami (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage)

Truth is often accompanied by intense pain, and almost no one is looking for painful truths. What people need is beautiful, comforting stories that make them feel as if their lives have some meaning. Haruki Murakami

Any titles, money, or privilege you inherit are actually hindrances. They delude you into believing you are owed respect. Robert Greene

Frustrations come because we impose our illusions on reality. Osho

The rise of soc5al media is proving problematic. Younger age groups of children and adults are now becoming heavily absorbed in it, unaware that social media presents rose-tinted versions of life as the truth, and it’s against this fiction that they’re comparing themselves. Thibaut

At a certain point, you can become so enchanted with the symbols that you entirely confuse them with the reality. The menu is not the meal. Alan Watts

Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion. Søren Kierkegaard

You live in error and strive towards the truth and it’s in that striving that the truth is most accurately embodied. Jordan Peterson

To understand, mind-heart must unburden itself of its accumulation so that it is capable of right perception. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The very perception of seeing what is false is the truth. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Reality comes into being when there is complete liberation from all authority, from all compulsion and imitation. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Truth Quotes About Lies, Lying

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The truth doesn’t always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatly wrapped lies. Jodi Picoult (Keeping Faith) Click to tweet

If you’re not living your truth, you’re living a lie. Joseph Curiale

We lie because we are scared. Once we accept complete responsibility for our lives, we become free and tell the truth. Maxime Lagacé

We must ask questions, we must doubt everything anybody has said, books, religions, authorities, everything. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Any teacher, any method, any system that says, ‘Do this and you will find truth’, is telling you a lie. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If a someone says, “I have experienced truth,” distrust them completely. Jiddu Krishnamurti

To live a life of truth, even if it is for a single moment, is far more valuable than to live eternally in lies. Osho

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies. Noam Chomsky

The reverse side of truth has a hundred thousand shapes and no defined limits. Michel de Montaigne

The longer the explanation, the bigger the lie. Paulo Coelho

Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie. Miyamoto Musashi

Because it is easy we prefer what is known regardless of whether it is true. Shane Parrish

Society knows no truths, thus, it has little alternative but to condition humans to seek its lies. Kapil Gupta

Nothing hurts like the truth. If we are forbidden to offend, we are commanded to lie. Most truths will be offensive to someone. Polite lies can do as much damage as malicious ones. The Stoic Emperor

There were lies we told to save ourselves, and then there were lies we told to rescue others. What counted more, the mistruth, or the greater good? Jodi Picoult (Handle With Care)

All rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers. George Orwell

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. Plato

The surest sign of the truth is simplicity and clarity. Lie is always complicated, pretentious and wordy. Leo Tolstoy

Don’t allow lies to rule your world. Do your best to see the truth and follow the truth by following your own heart. Don Miguel Ruiz

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Part 4. Conclusion

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Never assume that you have attained truth. Don’t make any claim to knowledge. Form no conclusion or evaluation concerning truth. The minute you do, your downfall is assured. Whenever you imagine you know something, you cease being open to the living exploration. You have closed a door and cut off the oxygen to the breathing truth. Mooji Click to tweet

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

October 18, 2019

Last Update

October 13, 2020

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