Truth and Falsity

"Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is a trait of fools to perceive the faults of others but not their own."

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero "Tusculanae Disputationes"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are two kinds of statistics: the kind you look up and the kind you make up."

Rex Stout
Rex Stout "Death Of A Doxy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"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."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Never believe anything until it has been officially denied."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Exactitude is not truth."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another."

Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley "The Confessions of Aleister Crowley"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Truth is a pain which will not stop. And the truth of this world is to die. You must choose: either dying or lying. "

Celine-Louis-Ferdinand "Journey to the End of the Night"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By doubting we come at truth."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"What is really beautiful must always be true."

Stendhal "Armance"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Lying is the same as alcoholism. Liars prevaricate even on their deathbeds."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie."

Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole "Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "The Sign of Four"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I always divide people into two groups. Those who live by what they know to be a lie, and those who live by what they believe, falsely, to be the truth."

Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton "The Philanthropist"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents."

Khalil Gibran
Khalil Gibran "Between Reality and Fantasy"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Error has made animals into men; is truth in a position to make men into animals again?"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true."

Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti "The Secret Heart Of The Clock"

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men. What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true."

Patrick Kavanagh
Patrick Kavanagh "Collected Prose"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth."

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Two left-handed gloves don't make a pair. Two half-truths don't make a truth."

Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker)
Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker) "The Oyster and the Eagle"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Nobody dies of fatal truths these days: there are too many antidotes."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You cannot have both truth and what you call civilization."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "A Severed Head"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All autobiographies are lies. I do not mean unconscious, unintentional lies: I mean deliberate lies."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples they sometimes live apart."

Hector Hugh Munro (Saki)
Hector Hugh Munro (Saki) "The Unbearable Bassington"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are more truths in twenty-four hours of a man's life than in all the philosophies."

Raoul Vaneigem
Raoul Vaneigem "The Revolution of Everyday Life"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "The Way of All Flesh"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The buried truth germinates and breaks through to the light."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "The Doctor's Dilemma"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State."

Rating: 5.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths - your abilities and your failings."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct."

Benjamin Disraeli (Speech on January 24, 1860)
Benjamin Disraeli (Speech on January 24, 1860)

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."

Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold "Sohrab and Rustum"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Truth, like climate, is common property."

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps "Chapters from a Life"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it."

Minna Antrim
Minna Antrim "Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Collected Essays"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Aphorisms and Reflections"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)