Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
Abraham Lincoln (attributed): You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time
When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt to be dangerous
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
Arthur Conan Doyle:
Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.
Leonardo da Vinci:
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.
When in doubt, tell the truth.
Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.
Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion—and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion ... while Truth again reverts to a new minority.
Despre adevar, ce au spus altii, preferatul meu e unul al lui Mark Twain "When in doubt, tell the truth".