The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived, and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.
Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough and... it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live the best life that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right and part from him when he goes wrong.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.
The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.
A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.