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Quotes for: truth

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  

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

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

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

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

Love truth, but pardon error.

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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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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 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  

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

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

Time reveals the truth.

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  

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

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

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

In wine, truth.

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw  

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

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  

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

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  

Conformity of the intellect to the things.
Thomas Aquinas  

Happy, if we can unite the boundaries of the different species of philosophy, by reconciling profound enquiry with clearness, and truth with novelty!
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding  

Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
Henry David Thoreau - Journal  

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  

A society is only strong when it opens the truth up to the bright light of the sun.
Émile Zola  

Truth is the sun of intelligence.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  

I am the fellow citizen of every being that thinks; my country is Truth.
Alphonse de Lamartine - La Marseillaise de la Paix. — Réponse à M Becker  

In affairs of state the principles and the foundations must be truth and justice.

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

I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more, as I grow older.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  

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