Quotations About / On:
Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative.
(Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. repr. As Autobiography (1971). Memoirs of my Life, introduction (1796).)
Eclecticism. Every truth is so true that any truth must be false.
(F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 6 (1930).)
Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.
(Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VI.3.)
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Civil Disobedience," originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government" (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 384, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
The truest pursuit is the pursuance of truth.
(Mark-Anthony St. Rose)
laying doesn't say anything about the truth but is still believable
The truth will never bring you shame.
The mouth of the truth educates many.
Common sense: "Familiarity is the test of truth."
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Yellow Face," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).)