Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.
The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. "One word of truth outweighs the world."
Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.
It's not about going around trying to stir up trouble. As long as you're honest and you articulate what you believe to be true, somebody somewhere will become your enemy whether you like it or not.
Don't change your mind just because people are offended; change your mind if you're wrong.
Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.
To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.?
Dark Jar Tin Zoo
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
George R.R. Martin
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Falsehood is never in words; it is in things.
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.
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don't think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, 'I'm probably no better than you, but I'm certainly your equal.
[H]iding how you really feel and trying to make everyone happy doesn't make you nice, it just makes you a liar.
Hypocrites get offended by the truth.
Jess C. Scott
Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
She wanted to cause him pain for taking a place in her heart she wouldn't have given him if she'd known the truth.
The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.
Laurell K. Hamilton
I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here. So, how can I find my way? Is there a chain saw of the soul, an ax I can take to my memories or fears?
Laurie Halse Anderson
To tell the truth is very difficult, and young people are rarely capable of it.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.
Michel de Montaigne
What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?The world would split open.
Most of what I say is complete truth. My edit button is broken.
Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
You should not honor men more than truth.
The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you've just told them.
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