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Motivational Truth Quotes

May these quotes about Truth inspire and motivate you.

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

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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 are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
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When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

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

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
- Albert Einstein

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

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

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

There's a world of difference between truth and facts.
Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

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

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I am committed to truth, not consistency.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling


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