Subject: Beliefs » Honesty » Truth

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

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

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

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

Never tell the truth to those unworthy of it.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Truth hurts… maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with the seat missing… but it hurts.

(1926 – 2010) Canadian actor

A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.

(1802 – 1870) American writer & editor

I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.

(1893 – 1967) writer, humorist & poet

White Lie: Aversion of the truth.

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

(1870 – 1916) British writer

Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.

(1874 – 1965) English dramatist & novelist

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

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself.

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

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

Anyone who says the truth shall set you free has never been to traffic court.

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

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Journalists say a thing that they know isn’t true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.

1867 – 1931) English novelist

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

(1933 – ) English author & cartoonist

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

(1870 – 1916) British writer

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet
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