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Inspiring Thoughts on Truth and Honesty


Always speak the truth.
George Washington

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity,
goodness and truth.
Leo Tolstoy

Truth and right are above utility in all realms of thought and action.
Charles William Eliot

He buries gold who hides the truth.

The expression of truth is simplicity.

Truth is simple, requiring neither study nor art.

When money speaks, truth keeps silent.
Russian Proverb

Truth is always present; it only needs to lift the iron lids of the mind's eye to read its oracles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oil and truth will get uppermost at last.

Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam.
John Milton

Truth is the highest thing that man may keep.

Honesty first; then courage; then brains—and all are indispensable.
Theodore Roosevelt

A bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind it.

Honesty is not only the first step toward greatness, it is greatness itself.

Christian Nestell Bovee

The only amaranthine flower on earth Is virtue; the only lasting treasure, truth.
William Cowper

To be honest as this world goes is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.
William Shakepeare

When a man has no design but to speak plain truth, he may say a great deal in a very narrow compass.
Sir Richard Steele

A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and unquestionable truth.
Joseph Joubert

Truth is the property of no individual, but is the treasure of all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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