Bitter Truth Sayings and Quotes

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


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

Ann Landers

I'd rather hear an ugly truth, rather than an obscure lie.     

Ana Monnar

Hard truths can be dealt with, triumphed over, but lies will destroy your soul.     

Patricia Briggs

The hard truth is that sometimes we need to lie to ourselves to continue to live.     

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.     

Carl Sagan

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.     

Chanakya

Most jokes state a bitter truth.     

Larry Gelbart

I preferred a hard truth to a well-meant lie.     

Jacqueline Carey

The ability to make hard truths palatable is one that every long-lived co-leader has mastered.     

David A. Heenan

Naked truth needs no shift.     

William Penn

Is it treason to say the truth? A bitter truth, but no less true for that.     

George R.R. Martin

Staring down hard truth takes guts.     

Joan Bauer

The naked truth is still taboo.     

Bob Dylan