Quotations About / On: TRUTH

  • 41.
    Truth is the glue that holds government together.
    (Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Aug. 9, 1974. Public Papers of the Presidents (1974). On succeeding Richard Nixon as president. Ford had used the words on several previous occasions.)
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  • 42.
    Truth is always a delusion.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi, pt. I (1952).)
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  • 43.
    Oedipus Rex shows us Truth the Destroyer.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 44.
    Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.
    (Edith, Lady Summerskill (1901-1980), British Labour politician. Speech, July 14, 1960, to Married Women's Association, House of Commons, London.)
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  • 45.
    Truth, like climate, is common property ...
    (Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911), U.S. novelist and short story writer. Chapters from a Life, ch. 12 (1897).)
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  • 46.
    Half a truth is better than no politics.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Boy," All Things Considered (1908).)
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  • 47.
    Truth is in things, and not in words.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 93, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970). Spoken by Babbalanja, the philosopher.)
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  • 48.
    All truth is profound.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 41, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).)
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  • 49.
    The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 178, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 50.
    There can be no literary equivalent to truth.
    (Laura Riding (1901-1991), U.S. poet. Extracts from Communications.)
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