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Truth - Quotes

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  • "But life is short and the truth works further and for a long time: let's tell the truth. Arthur Schopenhauer, The world as will and imagination, preface to the first edition
  • "But you have to dress up to unmask society, you have to deceive and disguise yourself to find out the truth." - Günter Wallraff, Ganz unten, Cologne on October 7, 1985
  • "All great truths were blasphemous in the beginning." - George Bernard Shaw
  • "All truths that do not produce holiness and love are useless. They may swim on the surface of understanding, but they are of no use unless they change the heart." - George Whitefield
  • "All belief is involuntary surrender of the mind to an idea of ​​truth." - Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Works, Vol. 6
  • "All evil is based on good, and everything false is based on truth." - Thomas Aquinas, On Evil
  • "In the end, the truth is the only thing worth possessing: it is more disturbing than love, more joyful and more passionate. It just cannot fail." - Katherine Mansfield, diaries
  • "Even the truth only thrives in a certain vegetation and temperature. As soon as you heat it, it becomes fanatical, as soon as you undercool it, it becomes cynical." - Martin Kessel
  • "In search of the meaning of all being, we inevitably arrive at an area that has not yet been illuminated: the question of truth." - Unknown author
  • "Authority fool is the greatest enemy of truth." - Albert Einstein
  • "At leisure, lazy idleness should not beckon, but research and discovery of the truth." - Augustine of Hippo
  • "The wrong, artfully presented, surprised and astonished, but the true is convincing and prevails." - Luc de Vauvenargues, Suppressed maxims
  • "The ideal is the truth seen from a distance." - Alphonse de Lamartine, History of the Girondins
  • "Life is full of contradictions, and the opposite of every truth is also true." - Ricarda Yikes
  • "The mystery is not an impenetrable, but only a veiled truth. The heart only worships what the spirit admires, which worships, loves." - Franz von Baader, Complete Works
  • "The realm of poetry is the realm of truth; Conclude the sanctuary, let there be light!" - Adalbert von Chamisso, poems
  • "These are the wise who travel to the truth by error. Those who persist in error, these are the fools." - Friedrich Rückert, Gesammelte Gedichte, Vol. II (Erlangen 1836), p. 408
  • "Pleasure can be based on illusion, but happiness is based solely on truth." - Nicolas-Sébastien de Chamfort
  • "You do not escape error, friend. But error lets you guess truth." - Emanuel Geibel, Proverbs
  • "Because I still believe more in the truth of the earlier sensation than in that of the later contemplation." - Sophie Bernhardi, view of life
  • "The inventor of the white lie loved peace more than truth." - James Joyce
  • "Man does not worship the rock-solid truth: but a beautiful lie." - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, heretic
  • "The most dangerous enemy of truth is the compact majority." - Henrik Ibsen
  • "The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society." - Henrik Ibsen, Pillars of Society, 1877
  • "The spirit celebrates a little triumph whenever it can speak a truth." - George Santayana
  • "The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie - carefully considered, invented and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, convincing and unrealistic." - John F. Kennedy
  • "Humor, like morality, has its eternal truths." - Mark Twain
  • "Error does not become truth because it spreads and resonates." - Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Humans will certainly stumble upon the truth from time to time, but usually pick themselves up again quickly and carry on as usual." - Winston Churchill
  • "Man is least of all himself when he speaks for himself. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth." - Oscar Wilde
  • "The ORF always tells the truth. For lack of time, of course, sometimes not all of them." - Josef Broukal
  • "The path of paradox is the path to truth. In order to test reality, one has to let it dance on the rope." - Oscar Wilde
  • "Wine and truth are only similar insofar as you toast with both." - Moritz Gottlieb Saphir, nightshade
  • "Poetry is always just an expedition to the truth." - Franz Kafka
  • "The evidence tires the truth." - Georges Braque
  • "The greatest triumphs of propaganda were achieved not through action, but through omission. Truth is great, but greater, from a practical point of view, is the concealment of truth." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Foreword, 1946
  • "The highest, yes I would like to say the only virtue that a person can possess, is the truth against himself and others." - Sophie Bernhardi, view of life
  • "Hope is a great falsifier of truth: prudence rebukes it and ensures that enjoyment exceeds expectation." - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, hand oracles and the art of sophistication
  • "The journalists can write what they want about me. The main thing is that it's not the truth." - Madonna
  • "The lie can never become the truth as it grows in power." - Rabindranath Tagore, Lost Birds
  • "Most people stumble upon the truth at some point in their lives, get up, shake off the dust, and pretend nothing has happened." - Unknown author
  • "The crowd will always turn to those who tell them absolute truths and will despise others." - Gustave Le Bon, Psychology of the Masses
  • "The minority everywhere has an eternal right, namely to proclaim the truth." - Maximilien de Robespierre, Defense Speech on the Prosecution, He Strives for Dictatorship, 1792
  • "The strength of error and lie lies precisely in the fact that they can be as clear as truths, which is why wrong may be just as evident as right." - Ludwig Marcuse, arguments and recipes. A word book for contemporaries
  • "The hour of death is the hour of truth. - Christine of Sweden
  • "The search for truth is more precious than its secure possession." - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • "The utopias are often just premature truths." - Alphonse de Lamartine, History of the Girondins
  • "A brave heart can bear the full truth; but not the doubts that gnaw at him in the dark." - Molière
  • "The real calm can only lie in the truth." - Ferdinando Galiani, thoughts and observations
  • "The truth doesn't change. People change." - Muzaffer Ozak
  • "The truth does not need many words, the lie can never have enough." - Unknown author
  • "The truth always contains lies." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, letter to Charlotte von Stein
  • "We always only recognize the truth when we are absolutely unable to do anything with it." - Oscar Wilde
  • "The truth has nothing to do with the number of people who believe in it." - Paul Claudel
  • "Truth is the child of time, not authority." - Bertolt Brecht, The Life of Galileo
  • "The truth is reasonable for people." - Inscription on Ingeborg Bachmann's grave
  • "The truth is a medicine that attacks." - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, A Swiss Journal
  • "The truth is important to people only because it is useful and essential to them." - Thomas Hobbes
  • "The truth is always a combination of two half-truths and you can never reach it because there is still something to say." - Tom Stoppard
  • "The truth is always concrete." - Lenin
  • "The truth is often too easy to be believed." - Fanny Lewald
  • "The truth is there for the wise, the beauty for a feeling heart." - Friedrich Schiller, Don Carlos
  • "The truth is more important than the facts." - Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "The truth can also be a club with which one kills others." - Anatole France
  • "The truth can neither be taught nor lectured." - Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
  • "The truth is in the field." - Otto Rehhagel
  • "The truth does indeed lie between two extremes, but not in the middle." - Moritz Heimann, The truth does not lie in the middle
  • "The truth is mostly on the edge, not in the middle." - Henry Miller
  • "Truth wins by itself. Lies always need an accomplice." - Epictetus
  • "You should tell the truth and not use a lot of words." - Democritus
  • "Truth never triumphs; its opponents only die out." - Max Planck
  • "The truth and simplicity of nature are always the ultimate foundations of a great art." - Paul Ernst, The way to form
  • "The truth changes in us so strongly that others have trouble getting to know it." - Marcel Proust, The Prisoner
  • "The truth was always only a daughter of time." - Leonardo da Vinci, Diaries and Notes
  • "Wisdom is only in truth." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, maxims and reflections
  • "Those who wander to the truth wander alone." - Christian Morgenstern
  • "If you argue too long you lose the truth." - Publilius Syrus, Sentences
  • "Truth must constantly run the gauntlet through the alley of prejudice." - Indira Gandhi
  • "Because through doubt we come to the investigation; in the investigation we grasp the truth." - Petrus Abelardus, Sic et non
  • "A mind filled with truth must direct its action towards the ultimate goal." - Mahatma Gandhi
  • "A clever man who thinks he has grasped the great truth is not ready yet." - Lü Bu We
  • "The more truth it contains, the more dangerous an error is." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Fragments d'un journal intime (1883 f.)
  • "A person is always the victim of his truths." - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942
  • "A delusion that makes me happy is worth a truth that pushes me to the ground." - Christoph Martin Wieland
  • "A discussion is impossible with someone who pretends not to seek the truth, but to already possess it." - Romain Rolland, Au-dessus de la mêlée, VI.
  • "A lie travels around the world once while the truth puts its shoes on." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • "An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its calm." - Khalil Gibran
  • "A truth can only work when the recipient is ripe for it. It is therefore not because of the truths, no matter how full of ignorance people are." - Christian Morgenstern, steps
  • "A labyrinthine person never looks for the truth, only his Ariadne." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • "There is an eye of the soul. With it alone one can see the truth." - Plato
  • "There are no new truths on earth; and it was precisely in these little sentences that you thought you would find them?" - Arthur Schnitzler
  • "There is no such thing as pure truth, but neither is there a pure error." - Christian Friedrich Hebbel, Diaries 1837
  • "There are no truths at the gates of Eden." - Bob Dylan, Gates Of Eden
  • "There are trivial truths and there are great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is simply wrong. The opposite of a great truth is also true." - Niels Bohr
  • "There are truths that can be poisoned." - Heinrich Nuts
  • "It is the fate of all truth to be an object of smile before it is recognized." - Albert Schweitzer
  • "It is the one furthest from the truth who has an answer for everything." - Zhuangzi
  • "It is almost impossible to carry the Torch of Truth through a crowd without searing someone's beard." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Sudelbücher, Booklet G (13)
  • "Find the truth, because the truth sets you free!" - Albertus Magnus
  • "You can find freedom on every corner, but what is it good for when the truth is so far away?" - Bob Dylan, Jokerman
  • "Yesterday we obeyed kings and bowed our heads to emperors. Today, however, we only bow to the truth." - Khalil Gibran, The Vision - Chapter: Children of Gods, Scions of Apes
  • "Believe in the truth, think of the truth, and live the truth. As much as untruth seems to triumph, it can never prevail against the truth." - Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Believe those who seek the truth and doubt those who have found it." - André Gide
  • "Happy for whom, however close they may be, the hour of truth strikes before death." - Marcel Proust
  • "Have the courage to tell the truth! That costs you many of your friends, but it also shows you what you have lost in them." - Heinrich Leuthold, Distichen 14
  • "Act right, fear nothing; your goal is always the goal of your country, like your God and the truth." - William Shakespeare, "Henry VIII.", 3rd act, 2nd scene / Wolsey
  • "Hate creates hate, but hatred never wants to be guided by this truth." - Paul Ernst, seeds of hope
  • "Behind every great man there was always a loving woman, and there is much truth in the saying that a man cannot be greater than the woman he loves lets him be." - Pablo Picasso
  • "Listen to the slanderers and you will learn the truth about yourself." - Arthur Schnitzler, in: Österreichische Rundschau, September 9, 1905
  • "I am not afraid of the pen, the scaffold or the sword. I will tell the truth whenever it suits me." - Mary Jones
  • "I try to force the language itself to tell the truth, the truth behind itself, so to speak, where it tries to hide. The language lies where you leave it." - Elfriede Jelinek
  • "I know that I know nothing, but I am looking for the truth. But you do not know anything and yet you are so much into your knowledge." - Socrates
  • "In the heart of every aphorism, however new or even paradoxical it may appear, an ancient truth strikes." - Arthur Schnitzler
  • "In war the truth is so precious that it should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies." - Winston Churchill
  • "In reality we don't know anything; for the truth lies in the depths." - Democritus, fragment 117
  • "In times of global fraud, telling the truth is considered a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
  • "Is it true what the others tell us, // That we are more real here than up in the light?" - Hans Egon Holthusen, My life, my death
  • "The more persecution, the more obvious the truth becomes." - Leo Tolstoj, Diaries, 1893
  • "The less we admire the illusions, the more we can absorb the truth." - Erasmus of Rotterdam, handbook of a Christian warrior
  • "Every new truth begins its way as heresy and ends it as orthodoxy." - Thomas Henry Huxley
  • "Any truth comes too early for those who recognize it too late." - Carl Gustav Jochmann, Fruits of Experience I, 97. In it: The untimely truth
  • "The invention belongs to every inventor, the finder's reward belongs to every finder. Only the discoverer of a truth gets nothing. As soon as he has discovered it, it belongs to everyone or to none." - Jean-Paul Sartre
  • "Every word with which the writer gains a truth has emerged from doubts and contradictions." - Peter Weiss, Laocoon or About the Limits of Language
  • "Beyond this world and this life one no longer feels and searches. There is only one looking, and everything seen is truth." - Joseph Joubert, thoughts, experiments and maxims
  • "No wine is as acidic as the pure one that is poured to you." - Markus M. Ronner
  • "No great truth, once discovered, is lost again." - Henry Thomas Buckle, History of Civilization in England 4
  • "War is half the truth. Peace is the other half. Which side are you on?" - unknown author
  • "Love without truth is mere sentimentality." - Thomas Merton
  • "Lies run sprints, but the truth runs a marathon. The truth will win this marathon in the courtroom." - Michael Jackson
  • "You shouldn't be offended that others don't tell us the truth, because we often don't tell ourselves." - François de La Rochefoucauld
  • "It has been found out that whales are far too fat and too fat to be able to swim. But since the whale knows nothing of this truth, it swims by mistake." - Mathias Richling, look back ahead
  • "You can't hold back the truth for long." - Nelson Mandela, article, May 1961
  • "You have to lie to people so that they can find out the truth." - Wolfgang Neuss, Der totale Neuss, Hamburg 1997, p. 281
  • "One should tell the truth cheerfully, because one would rather listen to the clown than to the preacher." - John B. Priestley
  • "You should hold out the truth to the other like a cloak that he can slip into, and it shouldn't clap his ears like a wet rag." - Max Frisch
  • "You should never wear the best pants when you are fighting for freedom and truth." - Henrik Ibsen, an enemy of the people
  • "Nature is truth; art is the highest truth." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  • "The truth is like a well-known whore. Everyone knows her, but it is embarrassing to meet her on the street." - Wolfgang Borchert, Outside the Door, 1946
  • "What matters is not what is witty but what is true." - Albert Schweitzer, Decay and Reconstruction of Culture, 1923
  • "It is not the truth that any person is or supposed to be in possession of that determines a person's worth, but the sincere effort he has made to discover the truth." - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • "Nothing is so easily taken to be exaggeration as the description of the pure truth." - Joseph Conrad
  • "Only the lie needs the support of the state authority, the truth stands upright by itself." - Benjamin Franklin
  • "Although the speech is all true, it touched me repulsively. The ulterior motives are dishonest, and the speaker told the truth in the interests of lying." - Heinrich Heine
  • "Objectively speaking, art is a form of truth; it is philosophy and practice." - Renato Guttuso, The craft of painters
  • "Public opinions on subjects that are difficult to understand are often correct, but rarely or never the whole truth." - John Stuart Mill, Freedom
  • "Without humility, however, the true can never appear." - Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • "Without truth, it is impossible to follow any principles or rules in life." - Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Religion is not a popular error; it is a great truth of instinct, sensed by people, expressed by people." - Ernest Renan, The Apostles
  • "Joke is the third best camouflage. The second best: sentimentality. But the best and safest camouflage is still the bare and naked truth. Nobody believes it." - Max Frisch, Biedermann and the arsonists
  • "Beautiful words are not true. True words are not beautiful." - Laotse
  • "Beauty through confusion, truth through collision." - Daniel Richter
  • "Beauty is the splendor of truth." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • "Don't be a snob. Never lie where the truth is better paid for." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
  • "To know yourself means to notice that we are not of ourselves and the truth is not in and at ourselves, but that we must receive them from elsewhere, that we carry them as fiefs. Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Works, Vol. 6
  • "So sing your hymn of praise for progress and the machine of destruction. The naked truth is still taboo whenever it is seen." - Bob Dylan, Dirge
  • "Just as there are seldom compliments without all lies, there is also rarely rudeness without all truth." - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Hamburg Dramaturgy
  • "Statesmen who understand the truth consider it valuable to be able to recognize what is far from near, antiquity from the present, from what they have seen, what they have not seen." - Lü Bu We
  • "Silent devotion! Trust in the heart, in the victory of the true and the best to which we give ourselves. And we could go under?" - Susette Gontard, letters to Friedrich Hölderlin, December 1798
  • "Tolerance. Getting to the thought:" Although I believe that I am right and that there is the truth, I will not force it on you. " Albert Memmi, Exercice du bohnheur
  • "Beliefs are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies." - Friedrich Nietzsche, I, Aph. 483
  • "To find the truth, you subtract something in France, you add something in Germany and you change the subject in England." - Peter Ustinov
  • "To get to the truth, everyone should try to defend the opinion of their opponent." - Jean Paul
  • "And if everyone else believed the lie spread by the party - if all the records were the same - then the lie would go down in history and become the truth." - George Orwell, 1984 - Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • "And we know today - how little we know. An observation has never been made without a hundred observations being disregarded. Nothing is ever judged without a malicious truth being ridiculed and lost to us through an error." - H.G. Wells, people, gods alike
  • "Our society is rich in goods but poor in truth." - Ernst Ferstl, in a nutshell
  • "Lost illusions are found truths." - Multatuli
  • "For noble souls, dissimulation is unbearable compulsion, the element in which they live is truth." - Johann Jakob Engel, Fürstenspiegel
  • "Many truths are slaughtered every day. Should it be considered progress if they have at least been anesthetized beforehand?" - Gregor Brand
  • "Maybe I can find the truth by comparing the lies." - Leon Trotsky in 1925 during a show trial
  • "Truthfulness and politics rarely live under one roof." - Stefan Zweig
  • "Truth does not consist in evidence, it consists in tracing back to ultimate simplicity." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • "Truth always has all probability against it." - Elazar Benyoëtz
  • "Truth is the speaking of an intimate soul to an intimate soul." - Paul Ernst, seeds of hope
  • "Truth is a torch that shines through the mist without driving it away." - Claude Adrien Helvétius, About the Spirit
  • "Truth is a disgusting drug; it is better to stay ill before deciding to take it." - August von Kotzebue
  • "It is truth that makes opinion pale." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • "Truth is like gold, it can be burned, scratched and rubbed." - Siddhartha Gautama
  • "Truth in feeling and thinking helps a lot in prose, good style is very difficult for a liar." - Heinrich Heine
  • "Truth often suffers from the overzealousness of its defenders than from the arguments of its opponents." - William Penn, fruits of loneliness
  • "Truth without bitterness, // Gather up our strength, // Like fruitful thunderstorms." - Karl Friedrich Kretschmann
  • "Truths are as fragile as the people who create them." - Andreas Steinhöfel, The Middle of the World
  • "To love the truth does not mean telling the truth, but intending to communicate it." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria
  • "When there was a little more light and truth in the world through a person, his life had meaning." - Alfred Delp
  • "If a truth is lovable, it doesn't stay any less true because of it." - Anton Chekhov
  • "If it's not true, it's well made up." - Giordano Bruno, On the heroic passions II, 3
  • "If there was only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred pictures on the same subject." - Pablo Picasso
  • "If something is funny, examine it carefully for the hidden truth." - George Bernard Shaw
  • "When you close your doors to all error, you shut out the truth." - Rabindranath Tagore, Lost Birds
  • "If you tell the truth, you don't sin, either in confession or anywhere else." - Giovanni Boccaccio, Decameron
  • "He who does not fear the truth need not fear lies either." - Thomas Jefferson
  • "Anyone who doesn't know the truth is just a fool. But whoever knows it and calls it a lie is a criminal." - Bertolt Brecht
  • "For those who have the truth, success and failure are the same." - Lü Bu We
  • "Anyone who wants to hide a truth just needs to speak it openly." - Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
  • "Whoever is telling the truth can have a bad memory." - Theodor Heuss
  • "Whoever lies has at least thought the truth." - Oliver Hassencamp
  • "He who never withdraws his opinion loves himself more than the truth." - Joseph Joubert
  • "He who feels himself to be a brother of hundreds in spirit and in truth is a higher person than the brother of one." - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, On the idea of ​​elementary education
  • "Whoever does not allow himself to be conquered by the truth, will be conquered by error." - Augustine of Hippo
  • "We have all truths against us. But we get on with our lives because we just accept them and refuse to draw the necessary conclusions." - Émile Michel Cioran, Doctrine of Decay
  • "We should never lose sight of the fact that the road to tyranny begins with the destruction of the truth." - Bill Clinton
  • "We now know that art is not the truth. Art is a lie that allows us to approach the truth, at least the truth that is understandable to us." - Pablo Picasso
  • "Wherever the truth has to be fought, it has already won." - Carl Gustav Jochmann, Fruits of Experience III, 8. In it: the truth
  • "Where there is no love, there is also no truth." - Ludwig Feuerbach, Philosophical Critiques and Principles
  • "Where the truth of the imagination and the truth of the understanding meet, there is the highest human feeling, we call it religion." - Achim von Arnim, To the Brothers Grimm, November 1812
  • "A method is necessary to research the truth." - René Descartes, Rules for Guiding the Mind
  • "Too much truth numbs us, said Pascal. He believed he had found the reason for the anesthesia in the truth, but it is only too much that numbs us. Everything that is too much numbs - with or without truth." - Gregor Brand
  • "Two truths can never contradict each other." - Galileo Galilei, to Pietro Castelli, December 21, 1613
  • "Between us be truth." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Iphigenia

graffiti

  • "The truth is the surest lie."

Proverbs and vernacular

  • "The rumor is always bigger than the truth." - From Germany
  • "The truth sometimes goes down, but it doesn't drown." - From Hungary
  • "Truth is born in strife." - From Georgia
  • "One often tells the truth in mockery and games." - From the Netherlands
  • "The mouth of a child reveals the truth." - saying
  • "You can't carry the torch of truth through the crowd without scorching someone's beard"
  • "Only the truth can hurt." - From France
  • "Only children and drunks tell the truth."
  • "Tell the truth and run." - From Yugoslavia
  • "Truth is always homeless." - From Denmark
  • "If it is not true, it is well invented." - From Italy, literally after Giordano Bruno
  • "Those who speak the truth, need fast horses." - From China
  • "You don't believe anyone who lies once, even if they speak the truth." - saying
  • "Anyone who asks is looking for the truth." - From Poland

Bible

  • "I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but only through me!" - John 14.6
  • "Buy truth and don't sell it, plus wisdom and discipline and understanding!" - Proverbs 23:23
  • "If you will abide by my word, you will truly be my disciples and will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." - John 8: 31-32
  • "What is truth?" - Pontius Pilate, John 18:38

See also: love of truth, fact, the true
Compare also: false, lie, liar, error