Subjects — T
Too much truth is uncouth.
If ever we hear a case of lying, we must look for a severe parents. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.
Every truth has two sides. It is well to look at both before we commit ourselves to either side.
Truth is the vital breath of Beauty; Beauty the outward form of Truth.
That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
The truth is forced upon us, very quickly, by a foe.
To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted.
Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe.