Truth: (honesty...integrity...virtue...sincere)

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression. --- Bertrand Wilbertforce

Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth. --- Johann Georg von Zmmermann

By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever. --- Lao-Tze 604BC

Every truth we see is one to give to the world, not to keep to ourselves alone. --- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness. --- Confucius 551BC

Have I done anything for society? I have then done more for myself. Let that question and truth be always present to thy mind, and work without cessation. --- William G. Simms

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. --- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. --- Virginia Woolf 1882

If you shut your door to all errors, truth will be shut out. --- Rabindranath Tagor 1861

It takes two to speak the truth one to speak, and another to hear. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

Justice is truth in action. --- Benjamin Disraeli 1804

Love truth, and pardon error. --- Voltaire 1694

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. --- Sir Winsont Churchill 1874

Moral courage and character go hand in hand .... a man of real character is consistently courageous, being imbued with a basic integrity and a firm sense of principle. --- Martha Boaz

My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure. --- Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809

Never allow the integrity of your own way of seeing things and saying things to be swamped by the influence of a master, however great. --- George P. Lathrop

Nothing gives us rest but the sincere search for truth. --- Blaise Pascal 1623

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. --- Katherine Mansfield 1888

Say not, 'I have found THE truth,' but rather, 'I have found A truth.' --- Kahlil Gibran 1883

Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

Speak the truth by all means; be bold and fearless in your rebuke of error, and in your keener rebuke of wrongdoing; but be human, and loving, and gentle, and brotherly, the while. --- W N Punshon

Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries. --- Sir Henry Wotton

The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love. --- Bertrand Russell 1872

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth ... The trite subjects of human efforts - possessions, outward success, luxury - have always seemed to me contemptible. --- Albert Einstein 1879

The man who speaks the truth is always at ease. --- Persian Proverb xxxx

The power of man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doings. --- Blaise Pascal 1623

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. --- Confucius 551BC

The truth hurts like a thorn at first; but in the end it blossoms like a rose. --- Samuel Ha-Nagid C.900

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who love it. --- George Santayana 1863

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent. --- Dr. Smiley Blanton

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. --- Thomas Merton

The words of truth are always paradoxical. --- Lao-Tze 604BC

There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your truth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself. "It all depends on me." --- Andre Gide 1869

This above all - to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night follows day, thou canst not then be false to any man. --- William Shakespeare 1564

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it. --- Pearl S Buck 1892

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