„Tell the children the truth.“

—  Bob Marley
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„1092. Children and Fools tell Truth.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935
Misattributed, A paraphrase of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., in "The Poet at the Breakfast-Table" in The Atlantic Monthly Vol. 29 (1872), p. 231: "I like children, — he said to me one day at table. — I like 'em, and I respect 'em. Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them".

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„What is to prevent one from telling truth as he laughs, even as teachers sometimes give cookies to children to coax them into learning their A B C?“

—  Horace, livro Satires
Satires (c. 35 BC and 30 BC), Quamquam ridentem dicere verum quid vetat? ut pueris olim dant crustula blandi doctores, elementa velint ut discere prima. Book I, satire i, line 24

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„Tell all the truth but tell it slant.“

—  Emily Dickinson, livro The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Context: p>Tell all the Truth but tell it slant — Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth's superb surpriseAs Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind —</p 1129: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant —

„As a child I was taught that to tell the truth was often painful. As an adult I have learned that not to tell the truth is more painful, and that the fear of telling the truth — whatever the truth may be — that fear is the most painful sensation of a moral life.“

—  June Jordan Poet, essayist, playwright, feminist and bisexual activist 1936 - 2002
"Life After Lebanon" (1984), later published in On Call : Political Essays (1985), and Some of Us Did Not Die : New and Selected Essays of June Jordan (2002)

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„Music tells no truths.“

—  Philip James Bailey, Festus
Festus (1839), Scene XI, A Village Feast

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„To tell the truth is revolutionary.“

—  Antonio Gramsci Italian writer, politician, theorist, sociologist and linguist 1891 - 1937
Misattributed, The first number of L'Ordine Nuovo, edited by Gramsci, appeared in 1921 with this motto of Ferdinand Lassalle on the first page. It is often misattributed to Gramsci.

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„… it's always best to tell the truth.“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
Other works, The Gardener (1925) .

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„When in doubt, tell the truth.“

—  Mark Twain, Following the Equator
Following the Equator (1897), 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)

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