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Quotes for: truth

To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.
Emanuel Swedenborg / 

The language of truth is simple.
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium / 

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
André Gide - Ainsi soit-il ou Les jeux sont faits / 

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

Love truth, but pardon error.
Voltaire - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom / 

Love truth, but pardon error.

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Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
Bertolt Brecht / 

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Francis Bacon - Novum organum / 

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

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Be confident: Truth is not the end of the way, it is the way itself.
André Comte-Sponville - Présentations de la philosophie / 

In excessive altercation, truth is lost.
Publilius Syrus - Sentences / 

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche / 

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
Carl Gustav Jung / 

Suppose a man can convince me of error and bring home to me that I am mistaken in thought or act; I shall be glad to alter, for the truth is what I pursue, and no one was ever injured by the truth, whereas he is injured who continues in his own self-deception and ignorance.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations / 

'No soul is willing to be robbed of truth', he says. The same holds of justice, too, of temperance, of kindness, and the like. It is most necessary to remember this continually, for thus you will be more gentle to all men.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations / 

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human / 

The courage of Truth, the belief in the power of the spirit, is the first condition of philosophical study.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Lectures on the History of Philosophy / 

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
Leo Tolstoy / 

The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.
Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind / 

Hope is a great falsifier of truth.
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom / 

Nothing but truth is lovely, nothing fair.
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux / 

The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision.
Mahatma Gandhi / 

Time reveals the truth.
Seneca - De ira / 

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr / 

It is often easier to discover a truth than to assign to it its proper place.
Ferdinand de Saussure - Course in General Linguistics / 

Truth is like the sun. It casts light on everything but does not let itself stared at.
Victor Hugo / 

The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.
John Stuart Mill - On Liberty / 

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

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw / 

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain / 

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks / 

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
René Descartes - Principles of Philosophy / 

To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
Victor Hugo / 

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