30 Truth Quotes On Honesty and Virtue

A life lived in truth and honesty is a life lived in freedom. There are times when we are discouraged from speaking the truth. It may be to avoid hurting a loved one, to avoid inconvenience or to avoid responsibility. However, we should know that truth always finds its way into our lives, one way or another. There’s no deceit that goes undiscovered. As rampant lying has since become, we still actually live in a world that favors truth above anything else. It doesn’t tolerate dishonesty running its course.

Moreover, lying equates to performing an insidious trick that disintegrates not only your relationships, but also your credibility as a human being. And in this life, self-worth is one of the few things that defines us. It’s not your wealth or your plaques or the countries you’ve traveled to, it’s your words and your actions resonating with the essence of truth.

Here are 30 truth quotes to inspire you to choose candor for always.

We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. – Michelle Obama

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. – Abraham Lincoln

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. – Emily Dickinson

truth delight quote

Be Impeccable with Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. – Don Miguel Ruiz

No legacy is so rich as honesty. – William Shakespeare

truth legacy quote

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. – W. Clement Stone

A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others. – Robert Green Ingersoll

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. – Albert Einstein

truth matters quote

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. – Ayn Rand

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. – Bo Bennett

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

truth hidden quote

Our duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth. – Swami Vivekananda

You can hate me. You can go out there and say anything you want about me, but you will love me later because I told you the truth. – Mary J. Blige

There’s nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth. – Alice Cary

truth kindness quote

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. – John F. Kennedy

Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it. – Claude Adrien Helvetius

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

truth noble quote

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. – Arthur Conan Doyle

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Henry David Thoreau

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. – Winston Churchill

truth malice quote

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent. – John Calvin

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. – Isaac Newton

truth simplicity quote

Stop holding your truth; speak your truth. Be yourself. It’s the healthiest way to be. – Tiffany Haddish

I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. – Sylvester Stallone

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. – Leo Tolstoy

truth goodness quote

On the mountains of truth, you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. – Mahatma Gandhi

truth morality quote

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth. – Charles Dickens

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. – Iris Murdoch

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