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When in doubt tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.
When you tell the truth, people listen.
L. Ron Hubbard
Unethical conduct is actually the conduct of destruction and fear; lies are told because one is afraid of the consequences should one tell the truth; thus, the liar is inevitably a coward, the coward is inevitably a liar.
Sometimes you tell the truth like you're pulling taffy.
Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.
Curmudgeons speak up because they have to, because it’s become critically important for them to tell the truth as they see it. Telling the truth is as natural to them once more as it was when they were children. The fact that no one cares to listen is inconsequential. Curmudgeons speak up, raise their voices, stand for something too right to be silent about anymore, whatever the cost, despite a world that deals with what it doesn't want to hear by crucifying the messenger. Increasingly these days, they're being called by another name: whistleblower.
Somebody ought to have the courage to tell the truth. These people are terrorists.
Repeat a lie a thousand times and it become a successful political campaign.
Telling the truth has always come naturally to me. And I realize, that people like me are the reason the world hates the truth.
I personally feel the most vulnerable when I write. That's where I learned to tell the truth when I was young.
I am simply impressed by the unexpected insights which shower down on me when my job is to imagine, as contrasted with the woodenly familiar ideas which clutter my desk when my job is to tell the truth.
No one tells the truth to people they don't actually know, and if they do it is a horrible trait. Everyone wants something smaller, something neater than the truth.
I think the world honestly would be a much healthier place if instead of trying to find rationalizations for our bad behavior we would just say, "I was an asshole. Sure, there were reasons behind it, but that doesn't matter.
I started to have panic attacks on stage and my wife just asked, "Why don't you just stop?" I was doing Ghost Whisperer at the time so I was making enough money where I could put it away and she said, "Then, when you go back, you just go up and tell the truth." And it's a lot more tiring.
When there is breakdown in a relationship, you must have the hard conversation. It may not be pretty and it may not feel good. But if you are willing to listen and tell the truth, it will open up.
Don't work. Avoid telling the truth. Be hated. Love someone. You're going to have a busy life. Thank goodness there's no life expectancy.
To tell the truth is to become beautiful.
Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember.
Any artist who has that quality of timelessness has that quality because they tell the truth.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Whatever you tell; lie or truth, can both destroy or save you.
Telling the truth is the slow, mundane, difficult route to a meaningful life. Anything else is cheating.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.
On Mother's Day: It's just a rip-off, to tell the truth, a chance to sell my perfume and other things that ladies like.
I'd always thought telling the truth to other people was hard, but maybe that was a snap compared to telling the truth to yourself. Sometimes we just refused to know what we knew.
I will never apologize to the Jewish community for telling the truth
If you hate something, you hate it, and if you like something or somebody, you like it, but tell the truth. And most celebrities have that thin veneer that they will not break for you.
The Kafka paradox: art depends on truth, but truth, being indivisable, cannot know itself: to tell the truth is to lie. thus the writer is the truth, and yet when he speakes he lies.
Above all, tell the truth.
W. Somerset Maugham
Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
Warren G. Bennis
Followers who tell the truth, and leaders who listen to it, are an unbeatable combination.
Neale Donald Walsch
Start telling the truth now and never stop. Begin by telling the truth to yourself about yourself. Then tell the truth to yourself about someone else. Then tell the truth about yourself to another. Then tell the truth about another to that other. Finally, tell the truth to everyone about everything. These are the Five Levels Of Truth Telling. This is the five-fold path to freedom.
Eight more days and I can start telling the truth again
The young are not afraid of telling the truth.
Faith is acting like God is telling the truth.
She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show.
How much more money do we have to waste, how many more families have to be destroyed, how many more people have to be killed before you summon the courage to tell the truth to the American people?
The press, or at least most of it, has lost the passion, the outrage, and the sense of mission that once drove reporters to defy authority and tell the truth.
J. R. Rim
Time reveals the truth.
Those who tell the Truth love you. Those who tell you what you want to hear love themselves.
Not only truth can set you free, but forgiveness as well.
In a world starving for validity, the truth, when spoken at the right moment, can be one of the purest and most helpful forms of charity.
Telling the truth is always revolutionary
If there is the truth to be told to the young, is the truth of not to lie.
Trump fired Jim Comey because the most dangerous thing in the world, if you are Donald Trump, is a person who tells the truth, is dogged, you can't control, and who is as committed as Comey is to the institutional independence of an organization that has the power to investigate you.
Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood, isn't it?
If you will stop all searching right now and tell the truth to yourself, you will know what is known in the core of your bones. You will know it with no image of it, no concept of it, no thought of it. You will know it as that which has eternally been here. And you will know it as yourself.
I tell the truth, and truth is the ultimate defense against libel.
Telling a lie is called wrong. Telling the truth is called right. Except when telling the truth is called bad manners and telling a lie is called polite.
To tell the truth is an act of love. To withhold the truth is an act of hate. Or worse, apathy.
People say that you always have to tell the truth. But they do not mean this because you are not allowed to tell old people that they are old and you are not allowed to tell people if they smell funny or if a grown-up has made a fart. And you are not allowed to say, 'I don't like you,' unless that person has been horrible to you.