Truth and Falsity

"Never apologize for showing feeling...When you do so, you apologize for truth."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damned lies, and Statistics."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truth consists not in never lying but in knowing when to lie and when not to do so."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I'm not smart enough to lie."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Justice is truth in action."

Benjamin Disraeli (or Joseph Joubert)
Benjamin Disraeli (or Joseph Joubert)

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse."

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde "De Profundis"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Advertising is legalized lying."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Science seems to be at war with itself. Naive realism leads to physics, and physics, if true, shows naive realism to be false. Therefore naive realism, if true, is false; therefore it is false. "

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Half the Truth is often a great Lie."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is short and truth works far and long: let us speak the truth."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths."

Graham Greene
Graham Greene "The Heart of the Matter"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Truth is the light; So you never give up the fight."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The search for truth is more precious than its possession."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do - well, that's Memoirs."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Whenever our life is stirred by truth, it expresses energy and comes to be filled, as it were, with a creative ardor."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The truth is not always the same as the majority decision."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)