If a man is in too big a hurry to give up an error he is liable to give up some truth with it, and in accepting the argument of the other man he is sure to get some error with it. After I get hold of a truth I hate to lose it again,
The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of the truth – that error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured of one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse
An old error is always more popular than a new truth.
Man is made for error; it enters his mind naturally, and he discovers a few truths only with the greatest effort.
Much of truth is found upon the battlefield of controversy, and it is kept alive by sharp exchanges.
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
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.
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.
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.