115+ Best Truth Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational truth quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Truth Quotes

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

All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed and third it is accepted as being self- content. – Unknown

Liars need good memories. – French Proverb

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

Not being known doesn’t stop the truth from being true. – Richard Bach

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

No sin is hidden to the soul. – Bengali

Play the part and you shall become. – Unknown

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

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. – Horace Mann

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

Practice what you preach. – Unknown

Put a silk on a goat and it is still a goat. – Irish Proverb

No legacy is so rich as honesty. – William Shakespeare

The truth is found when men are free to pursue it. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.

Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth. – Mark Twain

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

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

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. – Ben Franklin

Take it straight from the horse’s mouth. – Francis Iles

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

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

Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe. – Voltaire

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

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

What you would seem to be, be really. – Ben Franklin

You can’t make bricks without straw. – Unknown

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

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

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Be Impeccable with Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. – Don Miguel Ruiz

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

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. – Oscar Wilde

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

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water. – Miguel de Cervantes

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

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. – Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

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

To live in the light of a new day and an unimaginable and unpredictable future, you must become fully present to a deeper truth – not a truth from your head, but a truth from your heart; not a truth from your ego, but a truth from the highest source. – Debbie Ford

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

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

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

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

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

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

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth. – Sigmund Freud

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

We do not condemn the preachers as an individual but we condemn what they teach. We urge that the preachers teach the truth, to teach our people the one important guiding rule of conduct — unity of purpose. – Malcolm X

The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. – Brene Brown

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 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

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

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

Always tell the truth — it’s the easiest thing to remember. – David Mamet

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

The more abstract the truth you want to teach, the more thoroughly you must seduce the senses to accept it. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love. – Henry David Thoreau

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

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend. – William Cowper

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

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

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

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

I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. – Sylvester Stallone

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

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

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods. – Albert Einstein

On the mountains of truth, you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. – Friedrich Nietzsche

A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society. – Epictetus

Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

The dissident does not operate in the realm of genuine power at all. He is not seeking power. He has no desire for office and does not gather votes. He does not attempt to charm the public, he offers nothing and promises nothing. He can offer, if anything, only his own skin — and he offers it solely because he has no other way of affirming the truth he stands for. His actions simply articulate his dignity as a citizen, regardless of the cost. – Václav Havel

Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat. – Napoleon Hill

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

Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond. – Hypatia

The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods, which most experience refutes. History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not put down forever, it may be set back for centuries. – John Stuart Mill

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 liesJodi Picoult

Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies. – Dorothy Allison

I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe. – Mark Twain

Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth. – Liu Xiaobo

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

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