Quotations list about bitter truth, falsehood and untempered captions for Instagram citing Denis Diderot, Denis Diderot and Robert Menzies jive sayings.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
— Denis Diderot
We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.
— Denis Diderot bitter truth quote
It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
— Robert Menzies
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
— Henry David Thoreau
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
— bitter truth quotation by Chanakya
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.
She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around.
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.