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Published Sunday, February 21, 2016 @ 7:04 AM EST
Feb 21 2016

The truth about a man lies first and foremost in what he hides.
-Andre Malraux

The truth always turns out to be simpler than you thought.
-Richard P. Feynman

The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
-Rabindranath Tagore

The truth does not change based on our ability to stomach it.
-Flannery O'Connor

The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatley wrapped lies.
-Jodi Picoult

The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy.
-Ken Kesey

The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to.
-B.C. Forbes

The truth is a trap: you can not get it without it getting you; you cannot get the truth by capturing it, only by its capturing you.
-Søren Kierkegaard

The truth is always a compound of two half- truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say.
-Tom Stoppard

The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.
-Pearl S. Buck

The truth is always modern and there never comes a time when it is safe to give it voice.
-Clarence Darrow

The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.
-Susan Sontag

The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end, there it is.
-Winston Churchill

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

The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.
-Pope John Paul II

The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.
-David Bowie

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
-Alfred Adler

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
-Émile Zola

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
-James Madison

The truth is that life is hard and dangerous; that he who seeks his own happiness does not find it; that he who is weak must suffer; that he who demands love will be disappointed; that he who is greedy will not be fed; that he who seeks peace will find strife; that truth is only for the brave; that joy is only for him who does not fear to be alone; that life is only for the one who is not afraid to die.
-Joyce Carey

The truth is that male religious leaders have had- and still have- an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.
-Jimmy Carter

The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
-Stephen Vizinczey

The truth is that people who pull triggers are ultimately responsible, whether they're following orders or not. An army of people making individual moral choices may be inefficient, but an army of people ignoring their morality is horrifying.
-Joel Stein

The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.
-Jean-Luc Godard

The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
-Jorge Luis Borges

The truth is too simple: one must always get there by a complicated route.
-George Sand

The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.
-Lenny Bruce

The truth is whatever people will believe is the truth. Don't you know history?
-Joseph Heller

The truth is, there's no one I'd like to have dinner with.
-Woody Allen

The truth is, we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless.
-Woodrow Wilson

The truth is, we pamper little griefs into great ones, and bear great ones as well as we can... To great evils we submit; we resent little provocations.
-William Hazlitt

The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
-Nadine Gordimer

The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.
-Terry Pratchett

The truth must essentially be regarded as in conflict with this world; the world has never been so good, and will never become so good that the majority will desire the truth.
-Søren Kierkegaard

The truth never stands in the way of a good story.
-Jan Harold Brunvand

The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with its credibility. And vice versa.
-Robert A. Heinlein

The truth of faith cannot be confirmed by latest physical or biological or psychological discoveries- as it cannot be denied by them.
-Paul Tillich

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
-H. Norman Schwartzkopf, Jr.

The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.
-Leonardo da Vinci

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
-Herbert Sebastian Agar

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
-Thomas Merton

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
-Jamie Buckingham

The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off.
-Gloria Steinem

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.
-David Foster Wallace

The truth, however shocking or uncomfortable, in the end leads to liberation and dignity.
-Ricky Gervais

The truth-seeker in every field is held under suspicion by the great majority of men.
-H.L. Mencken

The truth. They make it consist of nothing they cannot prove. The greatest happiness they find in it is being able to put forth incontestable assertions. This is what they like, and they consider it a sign of prestige, a prerogative, a power, a dignity, etc., a liberation from error.
-Joseph Joubert

The truths of life are not discovered by us. At moments unforeseen, some gracious influence descends upon the soul, touching it to an emotion which, we know not how, the mind transmutes into thought.
-George Gissing


(February 21 is the birthday of Anais Nin, Barbara Jordan, Erma Bombeck, Sacha Guitry, and W.H. Auden.)

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