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When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-?) Russian novelist, dramatist and historian.

The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.

Susan Sontag (1933-2004) American author.

The more abstract the truth you want to teach, the more thoroughly you must seduce the senses to accept it.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat.

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.


Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.

Horace Mann (1796-1859) U.S. educator.

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.

In this world, only those people who have fallen to the lowest degree of humiliation, far below beggary, who are not just without any social consideration but are regarded by all as being deprived of that foremost human dignity, reason itself -- only those people, in fact, are capable of telling the truth. All the others lie.

Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) American politician.

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.