Truth And Falsehood Quotes

Truth And Falsehood Quotes by Matthew Arnold, C. S. Lewis, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, John Stuart Mill, Anthony Hope and many others.

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
Matthew Arnold
Truth and falsehood are opposed; but truth is the norm not of truth only but of falsehood also.
C. S. Lewis
Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it.
Jonathan Swift
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.
Samuel Johnson
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
Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood, isn’t it?
Anthony Hope
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
William James
Most Christians are not convinced of their own faith. I would say 90 percent of Christians do not have a worldview, in other words a view of the world, based on the Scripture and a relationship with God. And so they cannot discern between the truth and falsehood.
Josh McDowell
In order to understand the interrelation of truth and falsehood in life, a man must understand falsehood in himself, the constant incessant lies he tells himself.
G. I. Gurdjieff
Time’s glory is to command contending kings,
To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.
William Shakespeare
There always comes a point beyond which lying becomes counterproductive. This point is reached when the audience to which the lies are addressed is forced to disregard altogether the distinguishing line between truth and falsehood in order to be able to survive.
Hannah Arendt
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
Samuel Johnson
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no watches so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.
Charles Caleb Colton
Philosophers talk about truth and falsehood. People in life talk about payoff, exposure, and consequences (risks and rewards), hence fragility and antifragility. And sometimes philosophers and thinkers and those who study conflate Truth with risks and rewards.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
For politicians truth and falsehood are unimportant. So I never could become a politician – not even a church politician.
Martin Niemoller
Though truth and falsehood be Near twins, yet truth a little elder is.
John Donne
A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy