Truth Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old truth quotes, truth sayings, and truth proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.     

Ann Landers

When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.     

P.D. Ouspensky

Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas.     

Shoseki

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.

Leo Tolstoy

Truth is the breath of life to human society. It is the food of the immortal spirit. Yet a single word of it may kill a man as suddenly as a drop of prussic acid.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

Denis Diderot

We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable.     

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but, in the end, there it is.     

Sir Winston Churchill

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life.     

Henri Frederic Amiel

Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.     

Ismail Haniyeh

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.

George Washington

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.

Andy Rooney

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.

Elizabeth Bowen

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.     

Flannery O'Connor

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

George Washington

Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.

George R.R. Martin

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.

Lao Tzu

People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.     

George R.R. Martin

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

Jodi Picoult

Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.

Dorothy Allison