Truth quotes cause me to ponder the nature of truth. Is there one universal set of truths, or are they all just ‘points of view’? The Bible tells us the truth can set us free. Buddha reminds us truth must originate from our own realizations and practices.
There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
Truth is within ourselves. There is an inmost center in us all, where the truth abides in fullness.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.
Truths cannot be acquired from words out of other people’s mouths. Before Truths can be internalized, they must come from one’s own realizations and practices. Through a lifetime of personal practice, human beings are capable of revealing all of the secrets of the cosmic essence. You are your own best judge.
When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
Say things to the world that are true.
Artistic growth is, more than anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy. Only the great artist knows how difficult it is.
Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.
The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.
Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Study and, in general, the pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
To believe in your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men – that is genius.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing is too wonderful to be true.
It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent.
Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.
Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth. Say not, I have found the path of the soul, Say rather, I have met the soul walking upon my path. For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Learn to shake yourself loose from what the world believes is the only reality.
Hatred never ceases by hatred; it only ceases by love. This is a timeless truth.
Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. All systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Anything you give your attention to will become your ‘truth.’ The Law of Attraction says it must. Your life, and everyone else’s, too, is but a reflection of the predominance of your thoughts. There is no exception to this.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed!
Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
If you want the truth, I'll tell you the truth. Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.
The greatest truth must be recognition that in every man, in every child is the potential for greatness.
Robert F. Kennedy
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. ‘Cause that’s all that matters in the end.
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Being vulnerable doesn't have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Miguel Ángel Ruiz
The truth is there is more than enough love, creative ideas, power, joy, happiness to go around.
This above all; to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
There is no truth. Only points of view.
Dame Edith Sitwell
The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak, and another to hear.
Henry David Thoreau
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
Truth is powerful and it prevails.
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
Be bold, free, and truthful.
From delusion lead me to truth. From darkness lead me to light. From death lead me to immortality.
How you perceive creates what you believe to be true. You see what you are looking for.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Conscious awareness is the source of our healing…Only when you say the truth can the truth set you free. This is not a negative process, but at times it is a difficult process.
What I know for sure is that you feel real joy in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth.
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