Subject: Beliefs » Honesty » Truth

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

(1928 – 1982) American novelist, short story writer & essayist

1. No matter what they're telling you, they're not telling you the whole truth. 2. No matter what they're talking about, they're talking about money.

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

Politicians are wedded to the truth, but like many other married couples they sometimes live apart.

(1870 – 1916) British writer

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.

(1883 – 1931) Lebanese-American artist, poet & writer

If beauty is truth, why don’t women go to the library to have their hair done?

(1805 – 1864) English editor, novelist & sporting writer

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?… Four; calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

(1809 – 1865) 16th U.S. president

An easily understood, workable falsehood is more useful than a complex, incomprehensible truth.

I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

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

(1859 – 1927) English writer

I keep reading between the lies.

(Aiskowitz) (1899 – 1982) humorist

Believe those who are seeking the truth – doubt those who find it.


One could drive a schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact.

(1866 – 1940) academic, businessman & politician

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

(1874 – 1965) British prime minister, politician, statesman & orator

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

(1939 – ) comedian, actress, writer & producer

These days, the only time politicians tell the truth is when they call each other a liar.

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine

If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I will make a bargain with the Republicans; if they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them

(1900 – 1965) diplomat & Democratic politician

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.

(1937 – 2008) stand-up comedian, social critic, actor & author

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

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