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Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth. Albert Camus, philosopher
  • motivational

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain, author
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Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding. Steve Maraboli, speaker
  • inspirational

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. Pietro Aretino, poet
  • relationship

I believe that one key to success is to accept truth, no matter how it's spoken. Robert Kiyosaki, investor
  • matter

If I tell you I'm good, you probably will say I'm boasting. But if I tell you I'm not good, you'll know I'm lying. Bruce Lee, actor
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It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great. Confucius, philosopher
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During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell, author
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Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
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It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. Gregory House,
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The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept. George Carlin, comedian
  • humor

A half truth is a whole lie. Yiddish Proverbs,
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You never find yourself until you face the truth. Pearl Bailey, actress
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The truth is lived, not taught. Hermann Hesse, novelist
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The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want. Muhammad Ali, boxer
  • motivational

Better suffer for the truth than prosper in a falsehood. Danish proverb,
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Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. Buddha, leader
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I don't want to waste anyone's time or money. I want to give people some truth and positive heart lift. Mos Def, musician
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A truth spoken before its time is dangerous. Proverbs,
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I have done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt. Jessamyn West, author
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I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus Christ, leader
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From error to error, one discovers the entire truth. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
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When you want to fool the world, tell the truth. Otto von Bismarck, leader
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What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty. Shinichi Suzuki, musician
  • wisdom

While you live tell the truth and shame the devil. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. Albert Einstein, physicist
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It is the truth that irritates a person. Proverbs,
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Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. George Orwell, author
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Peace if possible, but truth at any rate. Martin Luther, monk
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Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. Henrik Ibsen, poet
  • best

Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it. Malcolm X, activist
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Truth fears nothing but concealment. Proverbs,
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Truth never hurts the teller. Robert Browning, poet
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The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth. Hermann Hesse, novelist
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There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. Maya Angelou, poet
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It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. George Washington, president
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Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it anyway. Elbert Hubbard, writer
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Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty. James D. Watson, scientist
  • adventure

My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring. Prince William, royalty
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Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. C. S. Lewis, author
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Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children. Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer
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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. Mark Twain, author
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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Winston Churchill, statesman
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The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history. George Orwell, author
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For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. Bo Bennett, entrepreneur
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Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. W. Clement Stone, businessman
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Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. Henry David Thoreau, author
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Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. Walt Whitman, poet
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Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time. Gerald R. Ford, president
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Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. Coco Chanel, designer
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If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. Virginia Woolf, author
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Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper. Khalil Gibran, poet
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Time tries truth. Proverbs,
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Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
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Truth disappears with the telling of it. Lawrence Durrell, writer
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The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies. Thomas Jefferson, president
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They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. Plato, philosopher
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Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it. Mark Twain, author
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To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful. Victor Hugo, author
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But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be. Alan Watts, philosopher
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He is the freeman whom the truth makes free. William Cowper, poet
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Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
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Seeing is believing, but feeling's the truth. Thomas Fuller, clergyman
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A lie told often enough becomes truth. Lenin (Vladimir Ulyanov),
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If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you. Billy Wilder, director
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The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. Adolf Hitler, criminal
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Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true. Richard Bach, novelist
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If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Every mind has a choice between truth and repose. Take which you please you can never have both. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth. John Keats, poet
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Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense. Leo Rosten, novelist
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Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
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Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine. Nikola Tesla, inventor
  • future

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. Umberto Eco, novelist
  • attempt

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution. J. K. Rowling, author
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Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
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Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk. Edward W. Howe,
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You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley, novelist
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What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight. Joseph Joubert, writer
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The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Mal Pancoast,
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People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true. Robert J. Ringer, writer
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Do not be angry with me if I tell you the truth Socrates, philosopher
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Truth is always the strongest argument. Sophocles, poet
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A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. Flannery O'Connor, author
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We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill, statesman
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Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction. Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet
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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. Sir Winston Churchill, politician
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Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is. Nadine Gordimer, novelist
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It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. H. L. Mencken, writer
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The more abstract the truth you want to teach, the more thoroughly you must seduce the senses to accept it. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently. Saint Augustine of Hippo,
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The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half. Source Unknown,
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Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad. James Madison, president
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Truth is more peculiar than fiction. Life is really a startling place. Mira Nair, director
  • fiction

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Charles Spurgeon, clergyman
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First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
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The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions. Mike Krzyzewski, coach
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Half of writing history is hiding the truth Joss Whedon, writer
  • history

Nothing is real. John Lennon, musician
  • beatles

But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing that has happened has been my discovery that people who attend the conventions are filled with love. William Shatner, actor
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The truth shall set you free. Bible,
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Truth alone wounds. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
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What I tell you three times is true. Lewis Carroll, author
  • Truth

The greatest homage we can pay truth is to use it. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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There is no god higher than truth. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
  • Truth

For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead... Thomas Jefferson, president
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Tell the truth and shame the devil. Francois Rabelais, clergyman
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Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
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When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness. Alexandr Solzhenitsyn,
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The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie. Susan Sontag, author
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I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. Harry S Truman,
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Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it. Source Unknown,
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To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. Andre Gide, novelist
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I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. Abraham Lincoln, president
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Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. Stephen King, author
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Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it. Edward De Bono, psychologist
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A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin, leader
  • becomes

Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous. Mencius, philosopher
  • dangerous

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough. T.S. Eliot,
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Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth. Swami Vivekananda, clergyman
  • truth

There is an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny. Irving Berlin, musician
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Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed. William Blake, poet
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Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger. William Cullen Bryant,
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You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it. G. K. Chesterton, writer
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There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth. Charles Dickens, novelist
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Only the hand that erases can write the true thing. Meister Eckhart, philosopher
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Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society. Epictetus, philosopher
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The truth simply is that's all. It doesn't need reasons: it doesn't have to be right: it's just the truth. Period. Frederick (Carl) Frieseke,
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Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth. Kahlil Gibran, artist
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I don't want yes men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs. Samuel Goldwyn, producer
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Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat. Napoleon Hill, writer
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All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. Bruce Lee, actor
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Let the people know the truth and the country is safe. Abraham Lincoln, president
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Always tell the truth -- it's the easiest thing to remember. David Mamet, dramatist
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I tell the truth, not as much as I would like to, but as much as I dare. I dare more and more as I grow older. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
  • Truth

Telling someone the truth is a loving act. Mal Pancoast,
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Truth is its own reward. Plato, philosopher
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It takes two to speak truth -- one to speak, and another to hear. Henry David Thoreau, author
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When in doubt, tell the truth. Source Unknown,
  • Truth

One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is. Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher
  • Truth

Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning. Dorothy Allison, writer
  • fiction

The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth. Gaston Bachelard, philosopher
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