What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is the exact opposite.
Earl Bertrand Russell
1872 — 1970
Truth is a jewel which should not be painted over, but it may be set to advantage and shown in a good light.
1863 — 1952
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
470? — 399 B.C.
Fundamentally, people are suckers for the truth.
Of course it’s the same old story. Truth is usually the same old story.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
1925 — 2013
Denial is the first access to the truth.
Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
1787 — 1863
After hearing two eyewitness accounts of the same accident, you begin to wonder about history.
I would rather be mad at the truth than be temporarily happy with a lie.
I would rather be angry hearing the truth than be mad hearing a lie.
If it’s not true, it’s still well-founded.
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
T. H. Huxley
1825 — 1895
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
1644 — 1718
Truth is the safest lie.
There are three truths: my truth, your truth, and the truth.
A half truth is a whole lie.
Mistakes live in the neighborhood of truth and therefore delude us.
1861 — 1941
Drunkards speak the truth.
The harder you try to suppress the truth, the more inevitable it is that it will find a way to come out.