Each man calls barbarism what is not his own practice for indeed it seems we have no other test of truth and reason that the example and pattern of the opinions and customs of the country we live in. —Michel de Montaigne
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. —Helen Keller
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. —Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact.
—Lyndon B. Johnson
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.
Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. —Kurt Vonnegut
…The minute you shy away from pure honesty in your writing, you become a liar and people will smell it. People are suckers for
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Washington couldn’t tell a lie, Nixon couldn’t tell the truth, and Reagan couldn’t tell the difference. —Mort Sahl
In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
—Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha