Mark Twain Quotes on Truth (27 Quotes)

    In writing, I shall always confine myself strictly to the truth, except when it is attended with inconvenience.

    History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.

    Truth is neither alive nor dead it just aggravates itself all the time.

    Never tell the truth to those unworthy of it.

    A historian who would convey the truth has got to lie. Often he must enlarge the truth by diameters, otherwise his reader would not be able to see it.

    I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.

    A man's private thought can never be a lie what he thinks, is to him the truth, always

    There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth.

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

    I don't mind what the opposition say of me so long as they don't tell the truth about me.

    Tell the truth or trump -- but get the trick.

    My own luck has been curious all my literary life I never could tell a lie that anyone would doubt, not a truth that anybody would believe.

    Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal... In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace even affectionately.

    If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

    Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.

    Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.

    It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

    A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.

    I like the truth sometimes, but I don't care enough for it to hanker after it

    Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

    Many when they come to die have spent all the truth that was in them, and enter the next world as paupers. I have saved up enough to make an astonishment there.

    None but the dead have free speech. None but the dead are permitted to speak truth.

    All of us contain Music and Truth, but most of us can't get it out

    Truth is such a precious article let us all economize in its use.

    Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.

    Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.

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