Truth quotes

The quote «I’ll tell you the truth when I need to,» comes from a famous book written by Mark Twain. It has been altered slightly to fit today’s society. In fact, a lot of people would find it un-PC for a truth telling quote from Twain. However, if you look deeper into the quote, you’ll see that it still has a deep meaning.

For example, when we say, «I’ll tell you the truth when I need to,» what do we really mean? Most of us mean that we will tell the truth when we need to. But there is a much bigger meaning that goes along with the truth. Being true and honest helps to build strong trust.

It also leads to a clean conscience, and this is one of society’s most important requirements of happiness. Although being completely honest is next to impossible, the truth quotes underlined by John Arthur Doyle can help prevent you from lying to yourself about matters. Even though we all have something to hide, keeping those secrets will only lead to trouble down the road. Sooner or later, that secret will come out, and sooner than that, it may cost us our lives.

It’s better not to keep those secrets; it’s time to come clean with everything, especially with those that are very close to our hearts. That’s why the second part of the quote above is important. Moving forward, it’s important to tell the truth when it is necessary. No matter what situation you are in, you should never climb a mountain with a stone in your hand. You’ll only make things worse.

So, what are the three things listed above? The first is honesty. This is a fact that many people forget in their quest for truth. Being truthful is one thing, but being honest is something else. It may seem like an exaggeration, but when you think about the many people who lie to themselves every day, you begin to realize how important honesty really is.

The second point is commitment. The third truth quote is commitment. When you commit yourself to doing something, you have made a firm promise. If you are living the truth by being completely honest, then you have nothing to worry about. When you honestly love yourself, life, and others, you will have nothing to hide and you will never climb a mountain high.

Finally, there is wisdom. The truth, by its very nature, possesses wisdom. If we don’t draw from the wisdom that is within us, we will become blind to all that is good and true. By listening to wise old men such as John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, and Oscar Wilde, we get the perspective of someone who has walked the journey with us through much of his or her life. Many of these wise men to quote the words of truth and wisdom, and thus become much more grounded in what they truly are and what they have learned.

In short, we need to learn to use truth quotes to help us keep our sense of sanity and not get too caught up in the siren song of the ignorant. We also need to remember that even though we may quote truth, this does not make us right. We are still making mistakes, just like everybody else, and we are all living in the same world. Being truthful and being humble are two different points of view, and so are the quotes quoted above.

Now then, I’ve been asked many times, where is the greatest place to find truth quotes? Well, I think the first place to look is in the middle of the ocean. It’s hard to find, but if you do, the ocean presents itself in a very unique way. It’s all about perspective. When we travel half way around the earth, we need to be seeing things from many points of view to get a full picture of reality.

And thus, when we seek out simple truth quotes such as those found in the article referenced above, it helps to keep perspective. You see, if you’re standing on the beach and you see a million people peacefully enjoying the sand, and you quote something such as «these people are completely insane» – what does that really mean? Where do you draw the line? What makes you decide which interpretation of the truth is correct and which is incorrect? That is exactly what people should be asking themselves when they seek out truth quotes.

The truth is no one can ever find the truth – it is always subjective. And as Oscar Wilde said «I have never yet been disappointed in an act or thought, even if at the time it seemed ill conceived.» And I wholeheartedly agree with him there. Only you can determine the truth for yourself through introspection and observation. And when you do that, only then will you truly find the simplicity of the simple truth.

 

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
― Mark Twain

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“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”
― George Carlin

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“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”
― Jess C. Scott, The Intern

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“The truth.» Dumbledore sighed. «It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

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“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
― Mark Twain

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“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
― Mark Twain

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“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
― George Orwell, 1984

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“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
― Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness

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“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.
“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”
― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
― Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays, Vol. II: 1926-1929

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“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
― John Lennon

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“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
― George Orwell

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“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
― Oscar Wilde

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“Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.”
― George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

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“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
― Socrates

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“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

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“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
― Oscar Wilde

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“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
― Winston S. Churchill

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“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner

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“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

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“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
― Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

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“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
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“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
― Flannery O’Connor

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“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.”
― Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty

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“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”
― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

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