Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
- Mark Twain
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance… To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.
- J. Krishnamurti
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
- Thomas Jefferson
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
- H. L. Mencken
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable must be the truth.
- Arthur Conan Doyle
Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it.
- Garrison Keillor