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1. "My dear, the truth must be spoken. I declare I don't think I ever saw a young woman so improvident as you are. When are you to begin to think about getting married if you don't do it now?""I shall never begin to think about it, till I buy my wedding clothes."
Author: Anthony Trollope
2. "The fantastic graces of Chivalry lay upon the surface of life,but beneath it was a half-savage population,fierce and animal,with little ruth or mercy."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
3. "Life is a performance, I thought. Perthaps the word "illusion" would have meant more or less the same thing, but to me "performance" seemed closed to the truth. Standing there in the midst of the crowd that evening, I felt this realization swirl dizzily through my body in a dazzling splendor of light, if only for an instant. Each one of us continues to carry the heart of each self we've ever been, at every stage along the way, and a chaos of everything good and rotten. And we have to carry this weight all alone, through each day that we live. We try to be as nice as we can to the people we love, but we alone support the weight of ourselves."
Author: Banana Yoshimoto
4. "When truthsayers have the courage to say the emperor is wearing no clothes, whether you agree with their point of view or not, send them love. They are to be acknowledged for speaking their truth."
Author: Barbara Marciniak
5. "I say that justice is truth in action."
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
6. "The truth is, I'm proud of the life I've lived so far, and though I've made my share of mistakes, I have no regrets."
Author: Carly Fiorina
7. "The path of truth is profound—and so are the obstacles and possibilities for self-deception."
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
8. "Mom spent the time that she was supposed to be a kid actully raising children, her younger brother and younger sister. She was tough as nails and did not suffer fools at all. And the truth was she could not afford to. She spoke the truth, bluntly, directly, and without much varnish. I am her son."
Author: Chris Christie
9. "The process of secularisation arises not from the loss of faith but from the loss of social interest in the world of faith. It begins the moment men feel that religion is irrelevant to the common way of life and that society as such has nothing to do with the truths of faith."
Author: Christopher Henry Dawson
10. "In darkness God's truth shines most clear."
Author: Corrie Ten Boom
11. "The incommensurability between the modern economic system and the people who staff it explains why modern workers have so often been depicted as 'cogs' in the larger 'machinery' of industrial civilization; for while the practical rationalization of enterprise does require workers to be consistent, predictable, precise, uniform, and even to a certain extent creative, it does not really require them to be persons, that is, to live examined lives, to grow, to develop character, to search for truth, to know themselves, etc."
Author: Craig M. Gay
12. "I know certain truths about life."
Author: Dana Reinhardt
13. "Life is kinda like a game of Capture the Flag-you've gotta know when you've lost, you've gotta know when to stuff fighting. It's hard, the truth is, but you've gotta accept it. But I don't wanna accept that some things are gone. I haven't stopped fighting. I won't stop fighting. Life is kinda unfair, but life is life.You've got to know when the other team has the flag. When the war's won.Even when the war's won, I can't stop fighting, though. Some things are made to be accepted, but they can't be. A final blow. A mean word. A lost friend. A dead friend."
Author: Dara Mopps
14. "And what is true education? It is awakening a love for truth; giving a just sense of duty; opening the eyes of the soul to the great purpose and end of life. It is not so much giving words, as thoughts; or mere maxims, as living principles. It is not teaching to be honest, because 'honesty is the best policy'; but because it is right. It is teaching the individual to love the good, for the sake of the good; to be virtuous in action because one is so in heart; to love and serve God supremely, not from fear, but from delight in his perfect character."
Author: David O. McKay
15. "The more you expect from life, the more your expectations will be fulfilled. By laughing, you do not use up your laughter, but increase your store of it. The more you love, the more you will be loved. The more you give, the more you will receive. Life proves that truth every hour, every day. And life continues to surprise."
Author: Dean Koontz
16. "The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe."
Author: Deepak Chopra
17. "Beware! said the peridxis's voice in her head. Don't let It's shadowy little truth overwhelm the greater one."
Author: Diane Duane
18. "Things difficult - almost to impossibility - can always be accomplished. Write that upon your tablets, for it is a valuable truth."
Author: E.D.E.N. Southworth
19. "Truth is rare fruit in garden of murder."
Author: Earl Derr Biggers
20. "I only did it,' I said, 'now this is going to be the truth, Teddy, I only did it because it seemed to be the glamorous thing to do at the time. It was my ideal of glamour."
Author: Elaine Dundy
21. "I have to live in the truth that this is who I am. That's what I need to focus on."
Author: Elisabeth Hasselbeck
22. "In America, they make such things of wire and of sponge-rubber, such as you use in the sets of tanks. You never know there, whether there is any truth in the matter, unless you are a bad boy as I am."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
23. "Outwardly it's the truth, but inwardly, a lie!"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
24. "If he saw two truths that seemed to contradict each other, he would take the two truths and the contradiction along with them. His spiritual sight is stereoscopic, like his physical sight: he sees two different pictures at once and yet sees all the better for that. Thus he has always believed that there was such a thing as fate, but such a thing as free will also. Thus he believed that children were indeed the kingdom of heaven, but nevertheless ought to be obedient to the kingdom of earth. He admired youth because it was young and age because it was not. It is exactly this balance of apparent contradictions that has been the whole buoyancy of the healthy man."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
25. "I've been hounded by a reputation of being difficult when really what I'm being is truthful and honest. And I think that's been a thorn in my side."
Author: Gabrielle Anwar
26. "But in truth there was more expression in the flower than was yet in the face. The flower expressed what God was thinking of when He made it; the face, what the girl was thinking of her self. When she ceased thinking of herself, then, like the flower, she would show what God was thinking of when he made her."
Author: George MacDonald
27. "We are often told during times of bereavement that time heals all wounds. That's crap. In truth, you are devastated, you mourn, you cry to the point where you think you'll never stop - and then you reach a stage where the survival instinct takes over. You stop. You simply won't or can't let yourself "go there" anymore because the pain was too great. You block. You deny. But you don't really heal."
Author: Harlan Coben
28. "It is truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a large fortune is in want of a wife!"
Author: Jane Austen
29. "I tilted my face forward, unable to speak the lie that would make him go away, or the truth that would make him stay. - Shadowborn"
Author: Jocelyn Adams
30. "Whatever truths or fables you may find in a thousand books, it is all a tower of Babel unless love holds it together."
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
31. "If then a practical end must be assigned to a University course, I say it is that of training good members of society... It is the education which gives a man a clear, conscious view of their own opinions and judgements, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them. It teaches him to see things as they are, to go right to the point, to disentangle a skein of thought to detect what is sophistical and to discard what is irrelevant."
Author: John Henry Newman
32. "For a few moments, the secrets of the universe are opened to us. Life is a cheap parlor trick. That's the miserable truth."
Author: Jonathan Nolan
33. "We don't regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth."
Author: Kenneth R. Miller
34. "What is God? "He's truth; He's meaning. He's my purpose and yours. With terrorists wiping people out, dealers hooking kids on meth and ecstasy, violence and cruelty; there's still love, comfort, joy, and hope. That's God. Without him, none of it makes sense."
Author: Kristen Heitzmann
35. "If Laura was so prolific with poems, and in truth she was, then what was the problem with Megan's request? Couldn't Laura, with a little doing, keep stringing together line after line of words and construct, in time, a novel? It seemed logical, but there was the matter of finding an idea and sustaining it. Only fire could do that. The fire of rebellion.Mario Vargas Llosa had not used the term "fire" exactly, but rather had discussed the presence of "seditious roots" that could "dynamite the world" the writer inhabited. He claimed that writing stories was an exercise in freedom and quarreling—out-and-out rebellion, whether or not the writer was conscious of it. And this rebellion, Vargas Llosa reminded his readers, was why the Spanish Inquisition had strictly censored works of fiction, prohibiting them for three hundred years in the American colonies."
Author: L.L. Barkat
36. "I have a hard time keeping a story straight when I tell the truth because when you start lying you have to remember what you said, and I'm not very good at that."
Author: Lisa Vanderpump
37. "Jody said, "Ma, you're shore good.""Oh, yes. When it's rations.""Well, I'd a heap ruther you was good about rations and mean about other things.""Oh, I be mean, be I?""Only about jest a very few things," he soothed her."
Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
38. "People do think that if they avoid the truth, it might change to something better before they have to hear it."
Author: Marsha Norman
39. "I studied Finn the way another boy might have studied history, determined to memorize his vocabulary, his movements, his clothes, what he said, what he did, what he thought. What ideas circulated in his head when he looked distracted? What did he dream about?But most of all what I wanted was to see myself through his eyes, to define myself in relation to him, to sift out what was interesting in me (what he must have liked, however insignificant) and distill it into a purer, bolder, more compelling version of myself.The truth is, for that brief period of my life I failed to exist if Finn wasn't looking at me. And so I copied him, strove to exist the way he existed: to stretch, languid and graceful when tired, to move swiftly and with determination when not, to speak rarely and with force, to smile in a way that rewarded the world."
Author: Meg Rosoff
40. "I knew enough about adults to know that if did tell them what had happened, I would not be believed. Adults rarely seemed to believe me when I told the truth anyway."
Author: Neil Gaiman
41. "I am always looking for that nuance, that moment of truth, and you can't really do that fast."
Author: Paul Thomas Anderson
42. "Scholars look for final truths they will never find. Creative writers concern themselves with possibilities that are always there to the receptive."
Author: Richard Hugo
43. "The sense of beauty puts a brake upon destruction, by representing its object as irreplaceable. When the world looks back at me with my eyes, as it does in aesthetic experience, it is also addressing me in another way. Something is being revealed to me, and I am being made to stand still and absorb it. It is of course nonsense to suggest that there are naiads in the trees and dryads in the groves. What is revealed to me in the experience of beauty is a fundamental truth about being - the truth that being is a gift, and receiving it is a task. This is a truth of theology that demands exposition as such."
Author: Roger Scruton
44. "You knew the truth all along, Colie. That's all matters. You knew."
Author: Sarah Dessen
45. "For people who say they hate being lied to, just start telling them nothing but the pure truth--about everything. That will teach them"
Author: Seth Adam Brown
46. "The key to cultivating confidence in ourselves is understanding our right to make the truth our own."
Author: Sharon Salzberg
47. "The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don't invest, their holding too much money. We haven't heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody's afraid of the government and there's no need soft peddling it, it's the truth. It is the truth."
Author: Steve Wynn
48. "Unless the Holy Ghost blesses the Word, we who preach the gospel are of all men most miserable, for we have attempted a task that is impossible. We have entered on a sphere where nothing but the supernatural will ever avail. If the Holy Spirit does not renew the hearts of our hearers, we cannot do it. If the Holy Ghost does not regenerate them, we cannot. If He does not send the truth home into their souls, we might as well speak into the ear of a corpse."
Author: Steven J. Lawson
49. "He now clearly perceived the truth which was henceforth to be the centre of his life, namely, that while she was there, while he had her near him, he would need nothing except for her sake and fear nothing except on her account. He was not even conscious of feeling extremely cold, having taken off his coat to cover her."
Author: Victor Hugo
50. "That is how it is with lies. If you can have enough people believe your lies, before you know it, even the one you have lied against will be confused. The lie will make itself at home and the truth will be knocking outside its own door."
Author: Yvette Christiansë

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