Truth and Falsity

"There is but one right, and the possibilities of wrong are infinite."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Aphorisms and Reflections"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"One sought not absolute truth. One sought only a spool on which to wind the thread of history without breaking it."

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "The Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Don't use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies.""

Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen "The Wild Duck"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom-these are the pillars of society."

Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen "Pillars of Society"

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains."

Amiel-Henri-Frederic
Amiel-Henri-Frederic "Journal Intime"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Inside the Whale and Other Essays"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth."

Voltaire
Voltaire "Premiere Lettre sur Oedipe"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Jesting Pilate"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become."

Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can't be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

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


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Aphorisms and Reflections"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others."


Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Probability is truth in some degree."

Errol E. Harris
Errol E. Harris "Hypothesis and Perception"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

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


Rating: 1.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Instinct is the direct connection with truth."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Beat me with the truth, don't torture me with lies."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth."

Edith Sitwell
Edith Sitwell "Taken Care Of"

Rating: 1.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I think you can't possibly know the truth about somebody unless you love them."

Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card "Speaker for the Dead"

Rating: 1.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is no easy task to pick one's way from truth to truth through besetting errors."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Truth is eternal, and the quest for Truth must also be eternal."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When war is declared, truth is the first casualty."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A truth spoken before its time is dangerous."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The truth is like ice water, it shocks you when it hits you, but no one's ever died from it."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fiction is the truth inside the lie."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)