Rachel Cusk on Integrity

“…and so I would think you get a lot further by sticking to your guns… and not trying to second-guess what people want to read.”

~ Rachel Cusk / Louisiana Channel

Søren Kierkegaard on Truth

Don’t you know that a midnight hour comes when everyone has to take off his mask?

~ Søren Kierkegaard

Tacitus on Truth

“Greater things are believed of those who are absent.”

~ Tacitus

Tacitus on Truth

“Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.”

~ Tacitus

Aldous Huxley on Facts

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

~ Aldous Huxley / Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

Mahatma Gandhi on Victory

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Joe Klaas on Truth

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

~ Joe Klaas / Twelve Steps to Happiness

Oscar Wilde on Truth

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

~ Oscar Wilde / The Importance of Being Earnest

Marcus Aurelius on Truth

“If it is not right, do not do it, if it is not true, do not say it.”

~ Marcus Aurelius

Mark Twain on Truth

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

~ Mark Twain

Carl Jung on Lying

“All men are liars, certainly. I just let them sit in that chair & lie till they get tired of lying. Then they begin to tell the truth.”

~ Carl Jung

Buddha on Truth

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Honesty

“Like a lovely flower, bright and fragrant, are the fine and truthful words of one who means what they say.”

~ Buddha

William Shakespeare on Punishment

“They’ll have me whipt for speaking true; thou’lt have me whipt for lying; and sometimes I am whipt for holding my peace.”

~ William Shakespeare

Confucius on Truth

“The object of the superior man is truth.”

~ Confucius

George Bernard Shaw on Truth

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

William Shakespeare on Time

“Time’s glory is to calm contending kings,
To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light,
To stamp the seal of time in aged things,
To wake the morn, and sentinel the night,
To wrong the wronger till he render right”

~ William Shakespeare

Plato on Truth

“No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.”

~ Plato

Cato the Younger on Truths

“Some men are more beholden to their bitterest enemies than to friends who appear to be sweetness itself. The former frequently tell the truth, but the latter never.”

~ Cato the Younger