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A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

Of course, it is the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

Margaret Thatcher (1925-?) British statewoman.

Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher.

We take our shape, it is true, within and against that cage of reality bequeathed us at our birth; and yet is precisely through our dependence on this reality that we are most endlessly betrayed.

James Baldwin (1924-1987) African-American writer.


The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

Truth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness and to Know rather consists in opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape than in effecting entry for light supposed to be without.

Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.

Truth fears nothing but concealment.


Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.