Quotes on Truth Be Told

If skills sold, truth be told, I'd probably be Lyrically, Talib Kweli Truthfully, I wanna rhyme like Common Sense But I did 5 mill' - I ain't been rhyming like Common since. Jay-Z

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. Robert Breault

People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty. Richard J Needham

If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory. Jesse Ventura

If lyrics sold then truth be told/I'd probably be just as rich and famous as Jay-Z. Talib Kweli

Truth be told, when you start your career out as a clown, you don't consider yourself a writer. Lizz Winstead

But I suppose the most revolutionary act one can engage in is... to tell the truth. Howard Zinn

The truth is always the strongest argument. Sophocles

All men are fools, if truth be told, but the ones in motley are more amusing than ones with crowns. George R R Martin

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander Abraham Lincoln

Tell all the Truth, but tell it slant/Success in Circuit lies... Emily Dickinson

The Truth must dazzle gradually or every man be blind. Emily Dickinson

I'm a bit uncomfortable, truth be told, with being seen as an expert, because there is always so much more to learn. I see myself as a perpetual student of the goddess. Patricia Monaghan

Truth be told, there is not one day that goes by when I don't fall in love with someone, with something. Carole Maso

Oppressors in front of the Lord, truth be told shall inherit oppression, while others receive gold. Muhammad Atta-ullah Faizani

The question that a lot of people ask me all the time is how did you make it? The truth be told, it was nothing but the grace of God. Tyler Perry

Truth be told, I'm not a very big fan of 'the black people.' Kurt Angle

Gabe brings home a chicken and Tommy Falk for dinner. Truth be told, I'm not unhappy to see any of them. Gabe, because it's been so long since we've had dinner with him; the chicken because it's not beans; and Tommy Falk because his presence makes Gabe cheerful and goofy. Maggie Stiefvater

Well, truth be told it was the hope on the last one, it's always the hope. It's just you don't just wasn't to do it- everything we do is, for a lack of a more crass term, everything we do is pushing against the conveyer belt. Bryan Burk

But I can tell - let truth be told - That love will change in growing old; Though day by day is nought to see, So delicate his motions be. Robert Bridges

I've never been quite sure what the point of a eunuch is, if truth be told. It seems to me they're only men with the useful bits cut off. George R R Martin

Truth be told, I'm much more comfortable in a pair of hiking boots or with a rack of climbing gear than in front of a laptop. Mark Udall

Truth be told, ginormous portions have become a pet peeve of mine. Hal Sparks

A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin

Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it. Mark Twain

Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better. Swami Vivekananda

The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. "One word of truth outweighs the world. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth. Otto Von Bismarck

If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out. Oscar Wilde

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships. Bertrand Russell

If I had to reduce the responsibilities of a good follower to a single rule, it would be to speak truth to power. Warren G. Bennis

There wasn't any particular player I modeled my game after. I tried to learn from everyone and create my own style. I studied past players. Truth be told I never had a favorite player. It's just not my nature to go around idolizing people. I just go try to learn. Magnus Carlsen

Let truth be told - women do as a rule live through such humiliations, and regain their spirits, and again look about them with an interested eye. While there's life there's hope is a connviction not so entirely unknown to the "betrayed" as some amiable theorists would have us believe. Thomas Hardy

I do' know. What do people see when they gaze at the sky? Inspiration? Beauty?" She heard him sigh. "Truth be told, this view always intimidated me. The sky's so vast. I ca' help but feel it has expectations of me. Ones I'm already failing." He was silent for a long moment. "It reminds me of your eyes. Tessa Dare

As a teacher of fourth-graders in a public school, where corporal punishement was not allowed, she had years of violence stored up and was, truth be told, sort of enjoying letting it out on Kona, who she felt could have been the poster child for the failure of public education. Christopher Moore

Actually, I don't really consider myself either a Liberal or a Conservative. Truth be told, I consider myself a 'Truthetarian.' I try to examine each separate issue and go to where I feel the truth is. And, yes, I must admit that more often than not, when I do this, upon arrival, I do seem to find myself in the company of left-minded people. However, quite often, I'm more than a little surprised to find myself standing in a room full of right-wingers! Derek R. Audette

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. Adolf Hitler

There is no difference between alternative and traditional club comedy. People think there's a difference, but I don't think so. It's like gay men versus straight men. There's no difference. They both like sucking penises. But truth be told, I don't even believe alternative comedy is a real thing anymore. I think at this point, it's just a buzz word to make things seem cool and different and hip. Brent Weinbach

Truth never damages a cause that is just. Mahatma Gandhi

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. James E Faust

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do. William Blake

The truth needs so little rehearsal. Barbara Kingsolver

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth. William Faulkner

When in doubt tell the truth. Mark Twain

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

The rapt pupil will be forgiven for assuming the Tsar of Death to be wicked and the Tsar of Life to be virtuous. Let the truth be told: There is no virtue anywhere. Life is sly and unscrupulous, a blackguard, wolfish, severe. In service to itself, it will commit any offense. So, too, is Death possessed of infinite strategies and a gaunt nature- but also mercy, also grace and tenderness. In his own country, Death can be kind. Catherynne M Valente

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. Josh Billings

Truth be told, John said, the one thing in this world I want more than anything else is a great big crowbar, to jimmy myself open and take whatever creature that's sitting inside and shake it clean like a rug and then rinse it in a cold, clear lake like up in Oregon, and then I want to put it under the sun to let it heal and dry and grow and sit and come to consciousness again with a clear and quiet mind. Douglas Coupland

I assure you that I work with these people. I sometimes award them with state prizes or decorations for their achievements in various fields. We have absolutely normal relations, and I don't see anything out of the ordinary here. They say that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a homosexual. Truth be told, we don't love him because of that, but he was a great musician, and we all love his music. So what? Vladimir Putin

I don't know. What do people see when they gaze at the sky? Inspiration? Beauty?" She heard him sigh. "Truth be told, this view always intimidated me. The sky's so vast. I can't help but feel it has expectations of me. Ones I'm already failing." He was silent for a long moment. "It reminds me of your eyes. Tessa Dare

The truth be told, the World Trade Center was neither a very good work of architecture nor a very successful piece of urbanism. Its shortcomings were somewhat mitigated by the westward and southward expansion of the World Financial Center and Battery Park City during the 1980s. Martin Filler

The annoying thing about being an atheist is that you'll never have the satifaction of saying to believers, 'I told you so.' Mark Steel

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess. Josh Billings

If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory! Mark Twain

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free. A Brave and Startling Truth. Maya Angelou

I would rather be the offspring of two apes than be a man and afraid to face the truth. Thomas Huxley

A desire for truth is by no means a need for certitude and it would be unwise to confuse one with the other. Andre Gide

The truth is that the want of common education with us is not from our poverty, but from the want of an orderly system. More money is now paid for the education of a part than would be paid for that of the whole if systematically arranged. Thomas Jefferson

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. Austin O'Malley

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. H L Mencken

All of us contain Music & Truth, but most of us can't get it out. Mark Twain

Every thing possible to be believ'd is an image of truth. William Blake

Time discovers truth. Seneca the Younger

Words are nets through which all truth escapes. Paula Fox

To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted. Voltaire

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. Spencer Johnson

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. James A Garfield

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. Robert Louis Stevenson

Jesus beckons me to follow him to that place of weakness where I risk the vulnerability of a child so that I might know how strong my Father is and how much he loves me. But truth be told, I would rather be an adult. I'd rather be in a place where I can still pull things together if God doesn't show up, where I risk no ultimate humiliation, where I don't have to take the shallow breaths of desperation. And as a result, my experience of my heavenly Father is simply impoverished. Gary Haugen

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. William Blake

I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more. I will tell you in my way how the Indian sees things. The white man has more words to tell you how they look to him, but it does not require many words to speak the truth. Chief Joseph

I would proclaim that the vast majority of what [say, Scientific American] is true-yet my ability to defend such a claim is weaker than I would like. And most likely the readers, authors, and editors of that magazine would be equally hard pressed to come up with cogent, non-technical arguments convincing a skeptic of this point, especially if pitted against a clever lawyer arguing the contrary. How come Truth is such a slippery beast? Douglas Hofstadter

Aren't you going to say, I told you so?" Hadrian whispered. "What would be the point in that?" "Oh, so you're saying that you're going to hang on to this and throw it at me at some future, more personally beneficial moment?" "I don't see the point in wasting it now, do you? Michael J. Sullivan

Are' you going to say, I told you so?" Hadrian whispered. "What would be the point in that?" "Oh, so you're saying that you're going to hang on to this and throw it at me at some future, more personally beneficial moment?" "I do' see the point in wasting it now, do you? Michael J. Sullivan

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde

Give a man a mask and he'll tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde

The governors of the world believe, and have always believed, that virtue can only be taught by teaching falsehood, and that any man who knew the truth would be wicked. I disbelieve this, absolutely and entirely. I believe that love of truth is the basis of all real virtue, and that virtues based upon lies can only do harm. Bertrand Russell

Do not worry over the charge of treason to your masters, but be concerned about the treason that involves yourselves. Be true to yourself and you cannot be a traitor to any good cause on Earth. Eugene V Debs



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