Quotations About / On:
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).)
... instinct is the direct connection with truth.
(Laurette Taylor (1887-1946), U.S. actor. First published in "The Quality You Need Most," Green Book Magazine (April 1914): 556-562. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
Referring to acting.)
Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
(Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 162 (1949).)
The words of truth are simple.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 162.)
The truth usually has a slightly ugly look.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.
(Joseph Roux (1834-1886), French priest, writer. Meditations of a Parish Priest, pt. 1, no. 76 (1886).)