Truth Proverbs

Sayings about Truth

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. ~ Slovenian Proverb

To tell the truth is dangerous; to listen to it is boring. ~ Danish Proverb

If you tell the truth too early, you are laughed at — too late and you are stoned. ~ Iranian Proverb

When money speaks, the truth keeps silent. ~ Russian Proverb

He that speaks truth must have one foot in the stirrup. ~ Turkish Proverb

The truth is a heavy burden that few care to carry. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Better suffer for the truth than proper in a falsehood. ~ Danish Proverb

Truth fears nothing but concealment. ~ Traditional Proverb

Truth came to market but could not be sold; however, we buy lies with ready cash. ~ Yoruba Proverb

If you add to the truth, you take something away from it. ~ Hebrew Proverb

There are only two ways to reach the truth — with literature and agriculture. ~ Chinese Proverb

Simplicity is the seal of truth. ~ Traditional Proverb

He who loves the truth has many enemies. ~ Tamil Proverb

Never does a woman lie in a more cunning way than when she tells the truth to someone who doesn’t believe her. ~ Chinese Proverb

Bury truth in a golden coffin, it will break it open. ~ Russian Proverb

Not to mention the truth is hiding gold. ~ Greek Proverb

Truth lies at the bottom of a well. ~ Greek Proverb

Nothing tastes more bitter than the truth. ~ Yiddish Proverb

There are such things as false truths and honest lies. ~ Gypsy Proverb

Sooner or later the truth comes to light. ~ Dutch Proverb

When one has one’s hand full of truth it is not always wise to open it. ~ French Proverb

He who is a slave of truth is a free man.~ Arabian Proverb

If you wish to learn the highest truth, begin with the alphabet. ~ Japanese Proverb

Truth is twelve years old. ~ Goan Proverb

The world exists on three things: truth, justice, and peace.~ Hebrew Proverb

Truth is lost with too much debating. ~ Dutch Proverb

Children and drunks always speak the truth. ~ Traditional Proverb

It is good to know the truth and to speak the truth. It is even better to know the truth and speak about palm trees. ~ Arabian Proverb

Truth is for the ears what smoke is for the eyes and vinegar for the tongue. ~ German Proverb

It is the truth that irritates a person. ~ Spanish Proverb

Truth fears no trial. ~ Traditional Proverb

Old truths, old laws, old friends, old books, and old wine are best. ~ Polish Proverb

A truth spoken before its time is dangerous. ~ Greek Proverbs

Never show the truth naked — just in its shirt. ~ Spanish Proverb

Truth is always homeless.~ Danish Proverb

Better a lie which heals than a truth which wounds. ~ Czech Proverb

The word of a powerful man is the truth. ~ Bambara Proverb

He who wants to tell the truth will always stand before closed doors. ~ Danish Proverb

Truth seldom finds a home.~ Belgian Proverb

If you want to hear the truth about yourself — offend your neighbor. ~ Czech Proverb

Truth is the daughter of time. ~ Traditional Proverb

You recognize the truth by its own sound. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Truth and oil always come to the surface. ~ Spanish Proverb

Truthful words are seldom pleasant. ~ Japanese Proverb

Truth should not be dressed up. ~ Portuguese Proverb

The truth is like gold: keep it locked up and you will find it exactly as you first put it away. ~ Senegalese Proverb

You may boast to strangers, but tell the truth to your own people. ~ Croatian Proverb

It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood. ~ Danish Proverb

No woman ever speaks the naked truth. ~ Italian Proverbs

Tell God the truth, but give money to the judge. ~ Russian Proverb

Truth has but one color, a lie has many. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

Truth will take you everywhere — even to jail. ~ Polish Proverb

Truth has no branches. ~ Indian Proverb

Truth will out. ~ Traditional Proverb

The truth is half a quarrel. ~ Indian Proverbs

The wise man says “I am looking for truth“; and the fool, “I have found truth.” ~ Russian Proverb

A truth that comes too early or too late is just like a lie. ~ German Proverb

One bag of money is stronger than two bags of truth. ~ Danish Proverbs

Truth is the safest lie. ~ Traditional Proverb

Half-truth — whole lie. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Truth is stranger than fiction. ~ Traditional Proverb

Truth does not need many words. ~ Russian Proverb

Tell the truth and run! ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

Whoever has walked with truth generates life. ~ Sumerian Proverb

Only the truth hurts.~ French Proverb

There are many lies but barely one truth. ~ Ukrainian Proverbs

Truth will not make you fat but you won’t choke on a lie. ~ Polish Proverbs

He who dies for the truth finds holy ground everywhere for his grave. ~ German Proverbs

The coat of truth is often lined with lies. ~ Norwegian Proverbs

When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey.~ Arabian Proverb

You can proclaim the truth also in a friendly way. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Truth may walk through the world unarmed. ~ Bedouin Proverb

Over truth there is light. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions. ~ Zen Proverb

Rather a bitter truth than a sweet lie. ~ Russian Proverbs

Time tries truth. ~ Traditional Proverb

Speak the truth and shame the devil. ~ Traditional Proverb

A gypsy only tells the truth once in his life but he regrets it afterwards. ~ Gypsy Proverb

Truth is God’s daughter. ~ Traditional Proverb

Quotations about Truth

Favorite quote about truths

I never saw any good that came of telling truth. ~ John Dryden

Men ardently pursue truth, assuming it will be angels’ bread when found. ~ W. MacNeile Dixon

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~ Andre Gide

Theories are private property, but truth is common stock. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions. ~Author Unknown

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. ~ Flannery O’Connor

Pure truth, like pure gold, has been found unfit for circulation, because men have discovered that it is far more convenient to adulterate the truth, than to refine themselves. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Great truths are portions of the soul of man. ~ James Russell Lowell

There is no Truth. There is only the truth within each moment. ~ Ramana Maharshi

Man has always sacrificed truth to his vanity, comfort and advantage. He lives… by make-believe. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

Truth and Good are one; and Beauty dwells in them, and they in her. ~ Mark Akenside

Truth — there’s no such thing. ~ Tankred Dorst

Truth makes all things beautiful. ~ Edward Counsel

When we walk towards the sun of Truth, all shadows are cast behind us. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Truth is the breath of life to human society. It is the food of the immortal spirit. Yet a single word of it may kill a man as suddenly as a drop of prussic acid. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Truth will only make you unpopular. ~ Wolfgang Borchert

In a free society, there comes a time when the truth — however hard it may be to hear, however impolitic it may seem to say — must be told. ~ Al Gore

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light. ~ George Washington Quotes

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.~ Charles Dickens Quotes

Truth breeds hatred. ~ Bias of Priene

All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood; if they are not, they are not great truths.~ Napoleon Hill

The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.~ Ann Landers

The truth won’t set us free – until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to use it. ~ Margaret Heffernan

The greatest truths are the simplest: so likewise are the greatest men. ~Augustus William Hare

There is no god higher than truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through. ~ George Eliot

It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.~ Mark Twain

The truth … is a beautiful and terrible thing and should therefore be treated with great caution. ~ J. K. Rowling

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.~ Oscar Wilde

They frequently find the truth who do not seek it, they who do, frequently lose it. ~ Fanny Kemble

If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way. ~ Emile Zola

There is nothing as boring as the truth. ~ Charles Bukowski

It is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. ~Oscar Wilde

Truth is a great flirt. ~ Franz Liszt

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

Truth has very few friends and those few are suicides. ~ Antonio Porchia

Nobody ever sees truth except in fragments. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.~ Niels Bohr

There must be repressed truth even in lies. ~ Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. ~ James A. Garfield

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? ~Dōgen Zenji

Truth has no path. Truth is living and, therefore, changing. ~ Bruce Lee

The truth sets you free. It’s a very liberating thing, when you say this is who I am warts and all and then you can just get on with life. It’s amazing. ~ Geri Halliwell

When I tell any truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do. ~ William Blake

Truth is rarely writ in ink; it lives in nature. ~ Martin H. Fischer

Truth has a way of waiting for us to come forth and confess the lies of our lives. It has a way of gazing at us until we can bear the look of truth no longer. ~ Macrina Wiederkehr

Truth is within ourselves.~ Robert Browning

The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is. ~ Nadine Gordimer

Truth doesn’t always heal a wounded soul. ~ Maxim Gorky

Truth is the highest thing that man may keep. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Truth is on the march; nothing can stop it now. ~ Emile Zola

Human truth is always soiled with falsehood. ~ Austin O’Malley

Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas. ~ Shoseki

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again. ~ William Cullen Bryant

It will never be possible by pure reason to arrive at some absolute truth. ~ Werner Heisenberg

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.~ Albert Einstein Quotes

The greatest truths are the simplest, and so are the greatest men.~ Julius Charles Hare

There is no religion higher than the truth. ~ Mark Frost

Truth lives in the cellar, error on the doorstep. ~ Austin O’Malley

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. ~ Stephen King

The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it. ~ Clarence Darrow

Truth is universal. Perception of truth is not. ~ Author Unknown

No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.~ Mark Twain Quotes

The truth is never dangerous. Except when told. ~ Philip Moeller

Truth never hurts the teller. ~ Robert Browning

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.~ Elvis Presley

Facing the truth really will set you free. ~ Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men. ~ Mathew Arnold

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.~ Mark Twain

There is no truth. There is only perception. ~ Gustave Flaubert

Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

Not everything that’s true needs to be said. ~ Cassandra Clare

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