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The eternal puzzling questions have always been screw-drilling the minds of humans – “How have things come into being as they are now? What is the purpose of the existence of everything in the universe? Why is it so that certain things are lifeless and some bubble with life vitally, each with specific life span?  Why do the living beings, herbivorous or carnivorous, kill one another to keep themselves alive? Why should one become food for another? How to making a living without committing sins of harming plant life? What is the law of nature? Why do some species have physical analogy among themselves and why are they totally different from the rest of the world altogether? Why the heck should there be anything at all?”

Truth is the main matter of curiosity for great saints and eminent scholars equally, from times immemorial. Finding out the reality of everything around us and about us has always been the basic concern for highly revered sages, erudite intellectuals and even every layman born on the earth. Ever since the beginning of human life on the blue planet, the mysteriousness of everything around us has been nagging the mind of man, incessantly. The involuntary psychological urge to seek truth has been common to all humans from pre-historic days.

In the quest for truth, people have divided themselves unknowingly into two distinct groups viz., the one that adopted the path of theism and the other which took upon itself the mission of finding the truth about everything in the universe with unfettered determination solely on the basis of logic, rationalism and stark reasoning.

Usefulness Of Truth To Mankind:

The outstanding conspicuous progress in civilisation leading the Neanderthal man to the present day man is mainly attributed to the steadfast adherence of human mind to seeking truth relentlessly. Prompt recurrence of days and nights, ever-existing phenomenon of birth, growth and death of flora and fauna, regular cycle of climatic seasons, appearance of sun, moon and the stars in the sky with an enigmatic definite rhythm etc., though seemed incomprehensible initially have in fact helped humans to achieve progress and improve the quality of life gradually over a period of several centuries. The unending quest for truth has widened the horizons of human intelligence. It has resulted in evolution of different streams of knowledge; languages, agriculture, geology, metallurgy, astronomy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, commerce etc.

While the fastidious reasoning has made the people hard core rationalists and devoted scientists, the other group of people who ascribed every incomprehensible event to the whims and fancies of an imaginary invisible power called “God” segregated itself aside and self-categorised as “theists”. Although the so-called theists gave birth to many generations of highly intelligent sages who claimed to have seen God by rigorous practice of non-stop marathonic meditation for years at a stretch, preached their disciples the significance of high morals, self-denial, abstinence from mundane pleasures, austerity, non-violence, lofty ethics for attainment of salvation or ultimate merger of individual souls into divinity, marking the ceremonious permanent end of life cycle.

Though it is quite undeniable that the sages who are regarded  the purest devoted souls of God  of highest degree have propounded theories mainly based on hypothetical assumptions, the rules and tenets set by them have become the standard norms for preventing major chunk of mankind from resorting to criminal activities. Highly revered hermits may not have proved convincingly the existence of God; but they have certainly established the methods of peaceful co-existence, upholding the principles of mutual help, kind-heartedness, nurturing the sentiments of mutual affection on another. It is preached by them that any act of sin would attract the severest punishment in the celestial world called “hell” and the people of noble virtues would be invited to the abode of “heaven”. Though the concept of undergoing punishment in hell seemed esoteric, the fear of sin (or, in modern times, the fear of punishment in a court of law) has certainly made the mankind to remain innocuous to the fellow humans and other living beings to a major extent. The entire world is what it is today primarily because of the golden principles of ethics laid down by the sacred souls constantly seeking divine salvation.

The role of both pantheists as well as hard-core eminent educationist scholars is equally and absolutely brilliant. While the sages have strengthened the moral code of conduct duly making the world immune from the possible premature apocalypse, the super intellectual scholars have been accelerating the progress of human civilisation with a remarkably astounding speed.   Sages and priests have protected the world by the doctrine of humanitarian philosophy; scientists and geniuses of other streams of knowledge have led the world to make progress by leaps and bounds.

Both sages and scientists have a common objective. They go ahead in search of truth; only their paths are different. Though their final goal seems still illusory, their efforts have always resulted in human weal and welfare. Adherence to truth is looked upon as one of the highest virtues in the world because being truthful strengthens the credibility and dependability of an individual. Advancement of research is possible, only if the researchers strictly cling to truthfulness in their work.

Truth alone can explain about a thing, a situation, a person, the possibility of an occurrence, however good or bad, with the highest degree of accuracy. Falsehood would vanish like ethereal clouds, even if it may appear mind-grabbing for some time. It can never stand the test of time. The virtue of truth solidifies the admirability of human character and undeniably reinforces the trustworthiness.

The facts of reality clearly enable us to distinguish between criminals and perpetrators from the innocent. A judge in a court of law heavily depends on the real facts of every case to deliver the most justified verdict. For innocent people to receive justice, the true course of events should be brought to the notice of Judge in the court of law. In order mete out proper punishment to the offenders, fraudsters, crooked felons, anti-social elements etc., the correct facts of the cases should form the basis of rigid analysis, unyielding to any bias.


Truthful nature highlights the sincerity of a person; it manifests the purest form of virtue in the character of any individual. It is no wonder that the maxim “TRUTH IS GOD” is regarded by many as one of the golden principles of flawless behaviour and an admirable cult of living.

Quotes On Truth:

 “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”


“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

-Charles Spurgeon

“Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”

-Bob Marley

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”

-Albert Einstein

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

-Thomas Jefferson

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“Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.”

-Swami Vivekananda

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”

-William Shakespeare

“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.”

-Elvis Presley

“Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”

-Rabindranath Tagore

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

-Winston Churchill

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

-Jesus Christ

“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.”

-Malcolm X

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

- Mark Twain

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

-John F. Kennedy

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.

-Pietro Aretino

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

-Winston Churchill

There is absolutely nothing in this world that will provide more comfort and happiness than a testimony of the truth.

-Thomas S. Monson

“For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.”

-Bo Bennett

“The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.”

-Abu Bakr

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”

- Buddha

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

-Galileo Galilei

“The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.”

- Jean Cocteau

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” -Isaac Newton

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.”

- James E. Faust

“A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.”

- Aesop

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”

-Arthur Conan Doyle

“Each person does see the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth. We're all limited by our perspective.”

-Siri Hustvedt

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”

- Wallace Stevens

“In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”


“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquillity.”

- Rumi

“Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.”

-Michael Jackson

“Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.”

-Claude Adrien Helvetius

“Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other.”

-Benjamin E. Mays

“There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.”

-Maya Angelou

“There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”

- Leo Tolstoy

“There are no facts, only interpretations.”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.”

- Muhammad Ali

“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“The only passion that guides me is for the truth... I look at everything from this point of view.”

-Che Guevara

“The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.”

- Dorothy L. Sayers

Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

“The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.”

-David Bowie

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“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.”

 -George Orwell

“I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.”

-Muhammad Ali

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”

-George Washington

“The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

J.K. Rowling

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

― Oscar Wilde

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

Mark Twain

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

― Oscar Wilde

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

― Oscar Wilde

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

Mark Twain

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”

― Flannery O'Connor

“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.”

― Stephanie Klein

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”

― Pablo Picasso

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”

― Henry David Thoreau


“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”

George Bernard Shaw

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”

― Virginia Woolf

“The only truth is music.”

― Jack Kerouac

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”

― David Foster Wallace

“The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”

― Nadine Gordimer

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”

― Roy T. Bennett

“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.”

― George R.R. Martin

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

― Marcus Aurelius

“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”

― Jessamyn West

“Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”

― Walt Whitman

Love truth, but pardon error.”


“When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.”

― Yevgeny Yevtushenko

“There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.”

― John Steinbeck

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.”

André Gide

“Truth is much like fire. Hard to understand, ever-changing.”

― Will Bly

“Truth is only relative to those that ignore hard evidence.”

― A.E. Samaan

“Truth will screw with you every which way, before it lets you to be anywhere near itself.”

― Fakeer Ishavardas

“The truth is worth pursuing at any distance.”

― Kenneth Eade

“The powerful hate truth that put them in bad light”

― Bangambiki Habyarimana

“Truth was not meant to be told but found”

― Bangambiki Habyarimana

“Truth is like beauty; it lies in the mind of the beholder”

― Bangambiki Habyarimana

“If you tell me the truth, the truth I’ll proclaim.

If you tell me a lie, you’ll be fair game.”

― Belva Rae Staples


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