Quotes about Truth

"It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear."

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist.


"Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so."

Mark Twain (born:Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.


"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it."

Robert Harold Schuller (born September 16, 1926) is an American televangelist, pastor, and author known around the world through the weekly Hour of Power television broadcast that he founded in 1970.


"It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar."

Jerome Klapka (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927) was an English writer and humorist.


"Fiction is the truth inside the lie."

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books.


"Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible."

Francis Bacon (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) as an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist and author. He famously died of pneumonia contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.