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Too much truth is uncouth.

Author: Franklin P. Adams (1881-1960)

Profession: American Journalist, Humorist

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.

Author: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist

If ever we hear a case of lying, we must look for a severe parents. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.

Author: Alfred Alder (1870-1937)

Profession: German Author

That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.

Author: Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)

Profession: American Writer

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.

Author: Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)

Profession: German-born American Political Philosopher

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.

Author: St. Augustine (354-430)

Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian

One universe made up all that is; and one God in it all, and one principle of being, and one law, the reason shared by all thinking creatures, and one truth.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

We catch on to the truth and technique of expectation in those rare moments when we are stirred by an awareness of a guidance seemingly higher and greater than our own, when for a little while we are taken over by a force and an intelligence above and beyond those commonly felt. Confident and free, filled with wonder and ready acceptance, we permit ourselves to be taken over by our unquestioning self.

Author: Dr. Marcus Bach

Profession: American Authority on the World's Religions and Inter-cultural Relations

Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.

Author: Richard Bach (1936)

Profession: American Author

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. [The Savior's Manual]

Author: Richard Bach (1936)

Profession: American Author

Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.

Author: Azel Backus

Profession: American College President

What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth... and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman