Truth Quotes

This above all: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. (“Hamlet”)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. (“Pride and Prejudice”)

You know, when I’m working with the Kids in the Hall, everything comes from a very deep rooted, almost pathological sense of telling the truth about something.

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.

I’ve always felt like if someone asks me something, they want the real answer. I think there’s also something about being from Kansas. Usually people think I’m from New York. The only similarity between New Yorkers and Midwesterners is that what you see is what you get.

You can’t be the dad who takes your kid out after your wife has said, “No ice cream,” buys the ice cream, and says, “Don’t tell your mother.” You teach the child to lie — and to disrespect the other parent.

Live an active life among people who are doing worth-while things, keep eyes and ears and mind and heart open to absorb truth, and then tell of the things you know, as if you know them. The world will listen, for the world loves nothing so much as real life.

Luke, you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. (Obi-Wan Kenobi)

A perception cannot be “wrong” – your senses are just doing their job. If you genuinely saw pigs fly, it doesn’t matter whether the pigs were actually caught in a whirlwind, or you were watching an animated cartoon, or you were asleep and dreaming. Your perception was true. On the other hand, if you preach […]

I wandered over the land, and good people did not neglect me. After many years, I became old and white; I heard a great deal, many lies and falsehoods, but the longer I lived the more I understood that there were really no lies. Whatever doesn’t really happen is dreamed at night… No doubt the […]