50 quotes about telling others the truth.


Truth quotes



 Have you ever heard these lines in a movie? ''You can't handle the truth.'' ''I did this to protect you.'' How did you feel about the other person(s) not knowing the truth? Were you angry? Did you cry? Did you develop resentment for the person(s) who withheld the truth?  Sometimes we can relate to the betrayal and heartbreak that these movies portray. It's as though our whole life is being played right before our eyes. 


Is there ever a justifiable reason to keep the truth from someone? Everyone deserves to know the truth. It's not for us to decide that they can't handle the truth. Many of us have been searching for the truth all our lives. Many have died without ever knowing the truth about serious issues concerning them. We aren't protecting people by keeping the truth from them. We're comforting them with a lie. We're abusing their trust. We're destroying their lives.  “Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”― Dorothy Allison. 

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8 KJV


“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
― Mark Twain


“The reason I talk to myself is that I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”
― George Carlin


“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”
― Jess C. Scott,


“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
― Mark Twain


“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
― George Orwell

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“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
― Joe Klaas


“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky


“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
― Oscar Wilde


“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
― Oscar Wilde


“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
― Winston S. Churchill


“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”
― Roy T. Bennett


“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner


“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
― Flannery O'Connor


“The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
― Steve Maraboli


“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.”
― Stephanie Klein


“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me the truth.”
― Henry David Thoreau


“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
― Ernest Hemingway


“There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
― Benjamin Disraeli


“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
― C. S. Lewis


“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
― Virginia Woolf


“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld


“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”
― Michelle Hodkin


“Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.”
― Edward Abbey


“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
― David Foster Wallace


“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”
― George R.R. Martin


“Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. "I'm okay," we say. "I'm alright". But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can't get it off. That's when you realize that sometimes it isn't even an answer--it's a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.”
― Markus Zusak


“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
― George Washington


“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand”
― Hayley Williams


“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.”
― George R.R. Martin


“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
― Malcolm X


“The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”
― Nadine Gordimer


“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”
― Lao Tzu


“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
― Mahatma Gandhi


“Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.”
― Lemony Snicket


“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.”
― Leo Tolstoy


“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”
― Søren Kierkegaard


“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
― George Orwell


“Love truth, but pardon error.”
― Voltaire


“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun, and the Truth.”
― Gautama Buddha


“There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.”
― John Steinbeck


“When the truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.”
― Yevgeny Yevtushenko


“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”
― C.S. Lewis


“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.”
― Marcus Aurelius


“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to
succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”
― Abraham Lincoln


“The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatly wrapped lies”
― Jodi Picoult


“Wanting to be liked can get in the way of truth.”
― Delia Ephron


“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”
― Albert Camus


“A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.”
― Charlie Chaplin


“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
― William Wilberforce


“How hurtful it can be to deny one's true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”
― June Ahern


“You don’t believe things because they make your life better, you believe them because they’re true.”
― Veronica Roth


“There is nothing that is going to make people hate you more, and love you more, than telling the truth.”
― Stefan Molyneux


“What's done cannot be undone.”
― William Shakespeare 


“Nothing is ever certain.”
― Alice Sebold


“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
― A.W. Tozer


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