An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
Get but the truth once uttered, and ’tis like A star new-born that drops into its place And which, once circling in its placid round, Not all the tumult of the earth can shake.
An eager pursuit of fortune is inconsistent with a severe devotion to truth. The heart must grow tranquil before the thought can become searching.
Lunatics, drunkards and children sometimes give out the truth unconsciously, as if inspired by heaven.
I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth.
Truth is the most powerful thing in the world, since even fiction itself must be governed by it, and can only please by its resemblance.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.
Man with the burning soul Has but an hour of breath To build a ship of truth On which his soul may sail – Sail on the sea of death, For death takes toll Of beauty, courage, youth, Of all but truth.