The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
Wrong is but falsehood put in practice.
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
The dust of controversy is merely the falsehood flying off.
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish.
To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood.
It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be.
The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
The firmness with which the people have withstood the late abuses of the press, the discernment they have manifested between truth and falsehood, show that they may safely be trusted to hear everything true and false, and to form a correct judgment between them.
Among the calamities of war, may be justly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages.
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
Hypostatized into a ritual pattern, Marxian theory becomes ideology.
But its content and function distinguish it from classical forms of ideology; it is not false consciousness, but a rather consciousness of falsehood, a falsehood which is corrected in the context of the higher truth represented by the objective historical interest.
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.
The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. They feed them on falsehoods till wrong looks like right in their eyes.
Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth.
Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose.