Telling The Truth Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Telling The Truth quotes and Telling The Truth sayings, and Telling The Truth proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re willing to sacrifice to accomplish it."

Lee Iacocca

"Clear and round dealing is the honor of man’s nature; and … mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but embaseth it."

Francis Bacon

"Lies get people into trouble, but honesty is its own defense."

David Huddleston

"People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty."

Richard J. Needham

"The truth needs so little rehearsal."

Barbara Kingsolver

"I respect people that tell me the truth. No matter how hard it is."


"The only people mad at you for telling the truth are those living a lie."

Gaskin Jr.

"If the truth is worth telling, it is worth making a fool of yourself to tell."


"Telling someone the truth is a loving act."

Mal Pancoast

"Before you tell something make sure you’re telling the whole truth not your version of the truth. Others may not know, but God does."


"If one tells the truth, one is sure sooner or later to be found out"

Oscar Wilde

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you thetruth."

Oscar Wilde

"It’s essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life’s pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected."

John Bradshaw

"Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Always tell the truth – it’s the easiest thing to remember"

David Mamet

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people."

Virginia Woolf

"Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile."

Paolo Coelho

"Speak the truth, but leave immediately after."

Slovenian Proverb

"Always telling the truth is no doubt better than always lying, although equally pathological."

Robert Brault

"It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadays saying things against one, behind one’s back, that are absolutely and entirely true."

Oscar Wilde

"I dont think theres anything wrong with telling the truth. I know it isnt fashionable."

Craig Ferguson

"Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty istelling the truth to other people."

Spencer Johnson

"In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

George Orwell

"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

"It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth."

Hussein Nishah

"When a woman tells the truth, she creates the possibility for more truth around her."

Adrienne Rich

"Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving."

James E. Faust

"Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear."

Catherine of Siena

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

Howard Zinn

"I would rather be blamed for telling the truththan freed for telling a lie."

Terry Mark

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