Subject: Beliefs » Honesty » Truth

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

(1835 – 1902) English composer, author & satirist

My wife said: ‘I want an explanation and I want the truth.’ I said: ‘Make up your mind.’

(1906 – 1998) English-born American comedian

Parents are embarrassed when their children tell lies, and even more embarrassed when they tell the truth.

Most writers regard truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.

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

It has always been desirable to tell the truth, but seldom if ever necessary.

(1848 – 1930) British Conservative politician & statesman

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.

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

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.

Truth varies.

Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized: in the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.

(1788 – 1860) German philosopher

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing… if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.

(1890 – 1977) comedian, actor & television host

A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.

(1802 – 1870) American writer & editor

Everything you read in the newspapers is absolutely true except for that rare story of which you happen to have firsthand knowledge.

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

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

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

Truth is a rare and precious commodity; we must be sparing in its use.

(1846 – 1932) British journalist, publisher & politician

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

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

(1933 – ) English author & cartoonist

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













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