Telling The Truth Sayings and Quotes

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

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.     

Henry Louis Mencken

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.     

Mark Twain

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.     

Thomas Carlyle

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.     

Josh Billings

I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid.     

John Gotti

The Five Levels of Truth-Telling: First, you tell the truth to yourself about yourself. Then you tell the truth to yourself about another. At the third level, you tell the truth about yourself to another. Then you tell your truth about another to that other. And finally, you tell the truth to everyone about everything.     

Neale Donald Walsch

No legacy is so rich as Honesty.     

William Shakespeare

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.     

Abraham Lincoln

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delighted to tell it.     

Emily Dickinson

When in doubt, tell the Truth.     

Mark Twain

If you wish to astonish the whole world, tell the simple truth.     


A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.     

William Blake

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

Jim Davis

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.     

Stephanie Klein

Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.     

Mark Twain

Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.     

Proverbs 12:19

These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace;     

Zechariah 8:16

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,     

Ephesians 4:15

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.     

Ephesians 4:25

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.     

William Faulkner

When a woman tells the truth, she creates the possibility for more truth around her.     

Adrienne Rich

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.     

James E. Faust

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.     

Catherine Of Siena

But I suppose the most revolutionary act one can engage in is to tell the truth.     

Howard Zinn

I would rather be blamed for telling the truththan freed for telling a lie.     

Terry Mark

It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.     

Hussein Nishah

I dont think theres anything wrong with telling the truth. I know it isnt fashionable.     

Craig Ferguson

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty istelling the truth to other people.     

Spencer Johnson

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.     

George Orwell

Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.     

Swami Vivekananda