Top 40 Truth Quotes

"Speak the truth. People will forgive an honest mistake; they won't forgive you if you lie." - Mark Goulston
Read these quotes about telling the truth.

 

Truth Quotes

Telling the truth is not always something easy to do. We've all felt at some point in our lives that lying is a better option. But truth always has more benefits and fewer consequences than a lie. If you want people to respect and trust you, you must prove to them that you are honest. 

Read these honesty and truth quotes and feel inspired to always tell the truth as it is more rewarding and incredibly positive. 

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“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
Thomas Jefferson
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"Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth."
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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"While you live tell the truth and shame the devil."
William Shakespeare
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“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
Mark Twain
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“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
Oscar Wilde
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“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
Mark Twain
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“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Joe Klaas
8
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell
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"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
Henry David Thoreau
10
"Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons."
Michael Jackson
11
"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away."
Elvis Presley
12
“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”
William Shakespeare
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“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”
Albert Einstein
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“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
Buddha
15
“The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.”
Ayn Rand
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“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”
Albert Einstein
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"Truth lives on in the midst of deception."
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
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"Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe."
Voltaire
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"The truth is more important than the facts."
Frank Lloyd Wright
20
"The truth is found when men are free to pursue it."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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“Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.”
Claude Adrien Helvetius
22
“Stop holding your truth; speak your truth. Be yourself. It’s the healthiest way to be.”
Tiffany Haddish
23
“Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide”
Ice Cube
24
"Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth."
C. S. Lewis
25
"Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth."
Richard Nixon
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"Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness."
Kahlil Gibran
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"A lie is like a snowball, it starts off small and then grows and grows until a point were it gets so big it falls apart and then the truth is discovered."
Chris Hughes
29
"The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies."
Thomas Jefferson
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"When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback."
Bill Copeland
31
"What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have."
Oprah Winfrey
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"Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is."
Nadine Gordimer
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"Truth is always universal. Positive thinking can never fail; it is a proven truth."
Bill Mcdowell
34
"A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on."
French Proverb
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"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."
Albert Einstein
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"The truth is effortless."
Rashida Costa
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"Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other."
Benjamin E. Mays
38
"Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear."
Mahatma Gandhi
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"When truth is on your side, you don't need support."
Hrithik Roshan
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"Speak the truth. People will forgive an honest mistake; they won't forgive you if you lie."
Mark Goulston