Thursday, 1 November 2012

And the Truth Shall Make You Mad

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

Understanding is the three-edged sword; your side, their side and the truth ~ Babylon 5, Ambassador Kosh #quote

The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it. ~ Mark Twain #quote

We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth. ~ Lucretia Mott #quote

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. ~ Laurence J. Peter #quote

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. ~ Galileo Galilei #quote

From error to error one discovers the entire truth. ~ Sigmund Freud #quote

Truth is something you stumble into when you think you're going someplace else. ~ Jerry Garcia #quote

All great truths begin as blasphemies. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

Truth exists; only lies are invented. ~ Georges Braque #quote

The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths. ~ George Lloyd #quote

Sanity is not truth. Sanity is conformity to what is socially expected. Truth is sometimes in conformity, sometimes not ~ R.M. Pirsig #quote

Take the word of experience, I speak the truth: inaction is safest in danger. ~ Silius Italicus #quote



It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak. ~ Neil Gaiman #quote

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. ~ #Proverb from Slovenia

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. ~ Isaac Newton #quote

In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled. ~ Paul Eldridge #quote



The search for truth is more precious than its possession. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth. ~ Mark Twain #quote

But it is strange how many rational beings believe the ultimate truths of the universe to be reducible to patterns on a blackboard ~ F. Pollock #quote

The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth. ~ Gaston Bachelard #quote

Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach. ~ Ted Koppel #quote


Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.  ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

Live truth instead of professing it. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

Listen closely as those around you speak; great truths are revealed in jest. ~ Javan #quote

Truth is not determined by majority vote. ~ Doug Gwyn #quote

In war, truth is the first casualty.  ~ Aeschylus  #quote

One more simple truth I'm not denying / Too many lonely hearts in the real world ~ Alan Parsons #lyrics

...and I got scared, because I knew the truth would kill me ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is humility. ~ Charles Caleb Colton #quote

The truth only irritates those it enlightens, but does not convert. ~ Pasquier Quesnel #quote

I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti #quote

It's better to be hurt by the truth than to gain satisfaction from the lies. ~ David Allan #quote

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.  ~ Plato, Ion #quote

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said. ~ Mel Brooks #quote

You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite. ~ Alan Cohen #quote

Man has always sacrificed truth to his vanity, comfort and advantage. He lives by make-believe. ~ W. Somerset Maugham #quote

Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth.  ~ H.G. Wells #quote

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. ~ Mark Twain #quote

An old error has more friends than a new truth.~ Danish #Proverb

It is difficult to separate, at times, the myth from the truth. ~ Bob Kane #quote

The truth is rarely pure and never simple ~ Oscar Wilde #quote


When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback. ~ Bill Copeland #quote

Exactitude is not truth. ~ Henri Matisse #quote

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie. ~ Bob Dylan #quote

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~ Andre Gide #quote


The great seal of truth is simplicity. ~ Herman Boerhaave #quote

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth. ~ Otto von Bismarck #quote

The truth was obscure / Too profound and too pure / To live it you had to explode ~ Bob Dylan #quote

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world. ~ Ansel Adams #quote

A truth that's told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can invent ~ William Blake #quote

It is man's natural sickness to believe that he possesses the Truth. ~ Blaise Pascal #quote

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote