A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.— Charles Spurgeon
Joyful Half Truth quotations
Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it hope. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But Lust's effect is tempest after sun; Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain, Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done; Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies; Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies.
A half truth is a whole lie.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.
Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact.
The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.
A half truth is the worst of all lies,because it can be defended in partiality.
There are no whole truths: All truths are half-truths.
A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.
A little lie can travel half way 'round the world while Truth is still lacing up her boots.
I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn't think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.
Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.
Whoe'er has gone thro' London street, Has seen a butcher gazing at his meat, And how he keeps Gloating upon a sheep's Or bullock's personals, as if his own; How he admires his halves And quarters--and his calves, As if in truth upon his own legs grown.
Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.
Half the misery in the world comes of want of courage to speak and to hear the truth plainly and in a spirit of love.
Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth.
Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.
Never lie to someone who trusts you and never trust someone who lies to you.
Half-truths are like half a brick - they can be thrown farther.
Not the violent conflict between parts of the truth, but the quiet suppression of half of it, is the formidable evil; there is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides; it is when they attend to only one that errors harden into prejudices, and truth itself ceases to have the effect of truth, by being exaggerated into falsehood.
Some help others in order to receive blessings and admiration.
This is simply meaningless. Some cultivate themselves in part to serve others, in part to serve their own pride. They will understand, at best, half of the truth. But those who improve themselves for the sake of the world - to these, the whole truth of the universe will be revealed.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link. This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link. To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of ocean by the frailty of its foam. To judge you by your failures is to cast blame upon the seasons for their inconstancy.
The best lies are always at least partially true.
There is little hope for us until we become tough-minded enough to break loose from the shackles of prejudice, half-truths, and down-right ignorance.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
The ancient sages never put their teachings in a systematic form.
They spoke in paradoxes, for they were afraid of uttering half-truths. They began by talking like fools and ended by making their hearers wise.
A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.
Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world.
People believe them, but photographs do lie, even without manipulation. They are only half-truths.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of people's wrath.
The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping.
Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.
Between the two poles of whole-truth and half-truth is slung the chancy hammock in which we all rock.
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
Any education that matters is liberal.
All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word.
Half of writing history is hiding the truth
Nine holes of golf will take you one-and-a-half, two hours.
I run in 20 minutes, I feel better off. So the cost benefit made me drop golf.
Never forget that a half truth is a whole lie.
The Ten Commandments are for lame brains.
The first five are solely for the benefit of the priests and the powers that be; the second five are half truths, neither complete nor adequate.