„Technology to wipe out truth is now available. Not everybody can afford it but it's available. When the cost comes down, look out!“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„Gravity is not a version of the truth. It is the truth. Anybody who doubts it is invited to jump out of a tenth-floor window.“
— Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
„But the truth of the matter is, to live a good life, as a good person, it doesn't matter how you got there. It just matters that you do.“
— Hank Green American vlogger 1980
Non-Virgin...a Lexical Gap? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LpHfPOM6GQ&feature=related
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
„If I had not actually got into this work and been called of God, I would back out. But I cannot back out: I have no doubt of the truth.“
— Joseph Smith, Jr. American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement 1805 - 1844
History of the Church, 5:336 (6 April 1843)
— Stanley Lombardo Philosopher, Classicist 1943
Theogony, lines 28–29
— Aeschines Attic orator; statesman -389 - -314 a.C.
Aeschines, In Timarchum, 84 (107).
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar, Ch. II Not in the text, but added by many sources is the sentence: "It will confound your enemies and astound your friends." Compare this line to the advice attributed to Henry Wotton (1568 - 1639) to a young diplomat "to tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound his enemies." E.g., Vol 24, Encyclopedia Britannica of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, page 721 https://books.google.com/books?id=_GlJAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA721&lpg=PA721&dq=truth+wotton+confound+advice&source=bl&ots=-cGk3UDLLj&sig=ltOR1xtI9WFic1JWKiFmIZ8Yce0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjVkZCsj-jRAhXCyFQKHTmsCkAQ6AEIODAG#v=onepage&q=truth%20wotton%20confound%20advice&f=false (9th Ed. 1894).
— Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian -496 - -406 a.C.
Variant: Wisdom is a curse when wisdom does nothing for the man who has it. Line 316.
„What people think about you is not supposed to matter much, so long as you yourself know where the truth lies; but I have found out, as have others who move in and out of newspaper headlines, that on occasion it can matter a good deal.“
— Richard Evelyn Byrd 1888 - 1957
Context: What people think about you is not supposed to matter much, so long as you yourself know where the truth lies; but I have found out, as have others who move in and out of newspaper headlines, that on occasion it can matter a good deal. For once you enter the world of headlines you learn there is not one truth but two: the one which you know from the facts; and the one which the public, or at any rate a highly imaginative part of the public, acquires by osmosis. Ch. 1
„In my mind my obituary is done. It is done and it is right. It tells the truth and as awful as it can be, the truth is what matters. It is what I should be remembered by, if I'm remembered at all. Remember the truth. that is all that matters“
— James Frey, A Million Little Pieces