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There is a perfect marriage. Any marriage counselor can tell you that.
I can only answer that I tried to tell the truth and, if not be objective, at least be fair; history is not served when reporters prize trepidation and propriety over the robust journalistic duty to tell the whole story.
I knew that his confession would be a tremendous relief to him but a burden to me. Such information, once shared, can never be retracted.
W. Somerset Maugham
Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
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.
When the truth emerges, it can’t be ignored. Nor will it wait.
Of course, no government official will ever tell you that the cities may be making the people in them ill.
Telling the truth is the slow, mundane, difficult route to a meaningful life. Anything else is cheating.
Repeat a lie a thousand times and it become a successful political campaign.
Just because everybody else is engaged in a group hug with Barack Obama doesn't mean that somebody doesn't have to tell the truth.
Edward St Aubyn
The whole Melrose series is an attempt to tell the truth, and is based on the idea that there is some salutary or liberating power in telling the truth.
Why did adults have to be so thick? They always say “tell the truth,” and when you do, they don’t believe you. What’s the point?
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.
While the truth is putting on its shoes, the lie becomes a champion of a long-distance running.
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.
To be straight means to be loyal to the truth.
Its very seldom you get paid for doing what you love and telling the truth at the same time. It seems they dont often coincide.
D. A. Carson
The important thing, Jesus is saying (in Matthew 5:33-37), is to tell the truth and keep one's pledges without insisting that a certain form of words must be used if it is to be binding. No oath is necessary for the truthful person... Their word is so reliable that nothing more than a statement is needed from them.
I have always found women difficult. I don't really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.
I tell the truth, and truth is the ultimate defense against libel.
If there is no God, why bother to tell the truth? Why not steal?
Write,' she said, 'as if you'll never be read. That way you'll be sure to tell the truth.
Any artist who has that quality of timelessness has that quality because they tell the truth.
It's in literature that true life can be found. It's under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.
Whenever it feels uncomfortable to tell the truth, that's often the most important time to tell it.
The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark.
I aim to tell the truth about any subject, not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth.
You can't build a future if you do not know who you are. You can't become who you are meant to be if you can't tell the truth about who you are, what you have, and everything about your life. The truth is the absolute essence to your success, while lies are the absolute essence to your failures.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Whatever you tell; lie or truth, can both destroy or save you.
The truth is humble, only those intelligent enough are able to seek and understand it.
Truth disappears with the telling of it.
I didn't tell him that I'd put his awful stories in boxes and stacked them on a shelf at the back of my mind. I could hear a quieter version of them still, from their dark place, through all the other business that occupied my brain, but I wouldn't unlid those boxes until I was ready to hear [his] stories again as they wanted to be heard.
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.
Not only truth can set you free, but forgiveness as well.
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.
Trust is built on telling the truth, not telling people what they want to hear.
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?
Somebody ought to have the courage to tell the truth. These people are terrorists.
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.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
We don't believe a liar even when he tells the truth.
The person who imagined that he could not be the victim of propaganda because he could distinguish truth from falsehood, is extremely susceptible to propaganda, because when propaganda does tell the truth, he is then convinced that it is no longer propaganda: moreover, his self-confidence makes him all the more vulnerable to attacks of which he is unaware.
Therefore, faithful Christian, seek the truth, listen to the truth, learn the truth, love the truth, tell the truth, learn the truth, defend the truth even to death.
Robert Anton Wilson
I see anarchism as the theoretical ideal to which we are all gradually evolving to a point where everybody can tell the truth to everybody else and nobody can get punished for it. That can only happen without hierarchy and without people having the authority to punish other people.
An enemy is anyone who tells the truth about you.
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.
Orson Scott Card
Sometimes lies are more dependable than the truth.
But we should ask the question: Why should a writer be more than a writer? Why should a writer be a guru? Why are we supposed to be psychiatrists? Isn't it enough to write and tell the truth? It's not like telling the truth is common. Writers are the earthworms of society. We aerate the soil. That's enough.
Robert M. Gates
I don't know General Michael Flynn well, but it's hard for me to believe anybody would allow themselves to be blackmailed by the Russians because they didn't tell the full story or didn't tell the truth to the vice president of the United States who works 50 feet down the hall.
A lot of fancier yarns come from people trying to tell the truth. It’s not easy once you’re out of the habit.
Sometimes Truth cannot be silenced.