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This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie. - Thomas Mann

The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency. - Henry David Thoreau

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth. - Niels Bohr

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Arthur Conan Doyle

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. - Swami Vivekananda

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. - Max Planck

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? - Arthur Conan Doyle

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. - H. L. Mencken

The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth. - Charles Lamb

I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue. - William Tyndale

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth. - Desiderius Erasmus

What is truth? said jesting Pilate and would not stay for an answer. - Francis Bacon

The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views? - E. O. Wilson

Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie. - Paul Scott

If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out. - Rabindranath Tagore

When I tell the 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

A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men. - Patrick Kavanagh

It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth as plainly and precisely as we can. - Sargent Shriver

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. - Thomas Sowell

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