Truth and Falsity

"Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll never find out the truth."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are two types of people who can tell you the truth about yourself: an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Translations (like wives) are seldom strictly faithful if they are in the least attractive."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Photography is truth. The cinema is truth 24 times per second."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth."

Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman "The Little Foxes"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never believe in mirrors or newspapers."

John Osborne
John Osborne "The Hotel in Amsterdam"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it."

William James
William James "Varieties of Religious Experience"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"After hearing two eyewitness accounts of the same accident, you begin to wonder about history."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is the statement of an agreeable untruth."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are three sides to any story, my side, his side and the truth."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always, and indeed then most truly when it seems most unsuitable to actual circumstances."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"My speciality is being right when other people are wrong."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "You Never Can Tell"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it."

George Santayana
George Santayana "Little Essays"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Truth exists; only lies are invented."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth."

Sartre-Jean-Paul "The Words"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is always the best policy to speak the truth - unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Time tries truth."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Facts are many, but the truth is one."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Time and truth are friends, though there are many moments hostile to truth."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return."

Rating: 2.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truth is what stands the test of experience."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. "

Voltaire "Le Siecle de Louis XIV"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you want to get at the truth - hear both sides and believe neither."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Just as the liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe any one else."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There's no one thing that's true. It's all true."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truth quenches untruth, love quenches anger, self-suffering quenches violence. This eternal rule is a rule not for saints only but for all."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Love truth, but pardon error."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Truth is no road to fortune."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)