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The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr

All truths that are kept become poisonous.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else`s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde

We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.

George Bernard Shaw

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

Carl Gustav Jung

Truth is a fruit that can only be picked when it is very ripe.

Voltaire

Truth will always be naked, even when turned out in the latest fashion.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell the truth.

Oscar Wilde

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar.

Jerome K. Jerome

Truth prevails where opinions are free.

Thomas Paine

Very few of us are what we seem.

Agatha Christie

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.

Henry Louis Mencken

When in doubt, tell the truth.

Mark Twain

Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon

We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?

Jean Rostand

If you tell the truth, you don`t have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

It is easier to be mistaken about the true than the beautiful.

Joseph Joubert

There is something so beautiful in trust that even the most hardened liar needs feel a certain respect for those who confide in him.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.

Otto von Bismarck

Facts are the enemy of truth.

Miguel de Cervantes

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgment of the intellect is only part of the truth.

Carl Gustav Jung

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde

The false is nothing but an imitation of the true.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is error alone, which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Thomas Jefferson

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.

Joseph Joubert

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

Mark Twain

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Winston Churchill

The truth is a precious commodity. That`s why I use it so sparingly.

Mark Twain

What is simple is wrong, and what is complicated cannot be understood.

Paul Valery

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one`s ignorance.

Confucius

All generalizations are false, including this one.

Blaise Pascal

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

Samuel Butler

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

George Bernard Shaw

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

It is not so much our friends` help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

Democritus

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

Niccolo Machiavelli

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Arthur Conan Doyle

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Henry David Thoreau

A liar is a man who does not know how to deceive, a flatterer one who deceives fools; he alone can pride himself on his cleverness who knows how to make skilful use of the truth.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Peace visits not the guilty mind.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

George Eliot

Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.

Jeremy Bentham

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

Martin Luther

Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Lillian Hellman

An enemy is anyone who tells the truth about you.

Elbert Hubbard

Every nation has the government it deserves.

Joseph de Maistre

Skepticism is the first step towards truth.

Denis Diderot

They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it`s a lie.

Anton Chekhov

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

Andre Gide

 

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