Truth Quotes (2)

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“There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.” Daniel Webster
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“As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.” Josh Billings
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“I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version.” Oliver North
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“To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.” Edward R. Murrow
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“Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.” Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.” George Orwell (1903-1950), English novelist, essayist, and critic
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“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.” Thomas Paine
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“Truth is not determined by majority vote.” Doug Gwyn
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“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
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“Ah yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it but when they get it they don’t believe it because it’s not the truth they want to hear.” Helena Cassadine
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“Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.” Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
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“The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.” Herbert Sebastien Agar
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“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it.” Patrick Henry
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“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” Plato, Dialogues, Phaedo, Greek author & philosopher in Athens (427 BC-347 BC)
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“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.” Adolf Hitler
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“Half a truth is often a great lie.” Benjamin Franklin
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“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly...it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.” Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister
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“The process [of mass-media deception] has to be conscious, or it would not be carried out with sufficient precision, but it also has to be unconscious, or it would bring with it a feeling of falsity and hence of guilt.... To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing
in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one
denies all this is indispensably necessary.” George Orwell in the book 1984
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“Men hate those to whom they have to lie.” Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
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“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—and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion ... while Truth again reverts to a new minority.” Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish philosopher
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“Beat me with the truth, don’t torture me with lies.” Author unknown
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“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” Lenin (1870-1924)
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“Live truth instead of professing it.” Elbert Hubbard
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“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.” Stephen King
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“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 (1788-1860)
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“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” Henry D. Thoreau
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“There can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth.” George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906), English secularist
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“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” Albert Einstein
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“Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.” Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
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“Without seeking, truth cannot be known at all. It can neither be declared from pulpits, nor set down in articles, nor in any wise prepared and sold in packages ready for use. Truth must be ground for every man by itself out of it such, with such help as he can get, indeed, but not without stern labor of his own.” John Ruskin
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“The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.” Herbert Sebastien Agar
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“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
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“It’s not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.” Henry Kissinger
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“Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.” Anne Louise Germaine de Stael (1766-1817), French author
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“An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, stays bought.” Simon Cameron, Lincoln’s Secretary of War
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“Here the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire.” Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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“Beware of being too rational. In the country of the insane, the integrated man doesn’t become king. He gets lynched.” Aldous Huxley, Island
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“Oh what a wicked web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott
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“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956), American humorous journalist
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“A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity.” Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658), Spanish philosopher and writer

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