Should We speak truth?

Children, fools and drunken men speak the truth. An honest man is always a child.
Lies that build are better than truths that destroy.
All truths are not to be told.

Better be Quiet than Tell an Untruth.
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
Honesty is the best policy. Truth conquers all things.

I think:

 thoughts (good) + words (truth or untruth) + actions (good)= the best thing
            thoughts  (bad)  + words (truth or untruth) + actions   (bad)= the worst thing

Proverbs, Famous sayings

Truth should not always be revealed. (German proverb)
A half truth is a whole lie.
(Yiddish proverb)
Every truth is not good to be told.
(Italian proverb)
A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
(Greek proverb)
A jest is half a truth.
(Yiddish proverb)
To withhold truth is to bury gold.
(Danish proverb)
Truth becomes lost in the turmoil of arguments.
(Latin proverb)
Truth conquers all things.
(Latin proverb)
Truth finds no asylum.
(German proverb)
Truth must be seasoned to make it palatable.
(Danish proverb)
Truth never dies, but lives a wretched life.
(Yiddish proverb)
Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
(Irish proverb)
Women always speak the truth, but not the whole truth.
(Italian proverb)
Truth gives a short answer, lies go round about.
(German proverb)
Truth is bitter food.
(Danish proverb)
Truth is violated by a lie or by silence.
(Latin proverb)
Truth lies at the bottom of a well.
(Greek proverb)
Truth makes the tongue smart.
(German proverb)
Truth may be suppressed, but not strangled.
(Latin proverb)
Truth may walk through the world unarmed.
(Bedouin proverb)
Truth is great and will prevail.
(Latin proverb)
Truth is lost with too much debating.
(Dutch proverb)
Truth is the daughter of time.
(Dutch proverb)
Truth is the safest lie.
(Yiddish proverb)
Great disputing repels truth.
(French proverb)
A known mistake is better than an unknown truth.
(Arabian proverb)
An unguarded speech reveals the truth.
(Latin proverb)
If you lie and then tell the truth, the truth will be considered a lie.
(Sumerian proverb)
A thing is never much talked of but there is some truth in it.
(Italian proverb)
A thousand probabilities do not make one truth.
(Italian proverb)
A truth-teller finds the doors closed against him.
(Danish proverb)
All truths are not good to be uttered.
(French proverb)
Time tries truth.
Better suffer for truth, than prosper by falsehood.
(Danish proverb)
Between wrangling and disputing truth is lost.
(German proverb)
Craftiness must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.
(English proverb)
In too much disputing truth is lost.
(French proverb)
Truth fears nothing but concealment.
In wine there is truth.
(Latin proverb)
Lies that build are better than truths that destroy.
(Senegalese proverb)
My gossips don't like me because I tell them truths.
(Portuguese proverb)
One bag of money is stronger than two bags of truth.
(Danish proverb)
One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
(Ghanaian proverb)
One hand full of money is stronger than two hands full of truth.
(Danish proverb)
Ridicule is the test of truth.
Tell a lie and find the truth.
(Spanish proverb)
Time is the herald of truth.
(German proverb)
Tell a lie, and you'll hear the truth.
(German proverb)
Tell God the truth, but give the judge money.
(Russian proverb)
Tell the truth and run.
(Yugoslavian proverb)
Truth is the daughter of time.
Tell your friend a lie; and if he keeps it secret, tell him the truth.
(Spanish proverb)
The broad-minded see the truth in different religions; the narrow-minded see only the differences.
(Chinese proverb)
The liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.
(Italian proverb)
Though a lie be swift, truth overtakes it.
(Italian proverb)
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
(Dutch proverb)
Speak little, speak truth. Spend little, pay cash.
(German proverb)
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
(Slovenian proverb)
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
(Yiddish proverb)
He must keep a sharp look out who would speak the truth.
(Danish proverb)
He who does not fully speak the truth is a traitor to it.
(Latin proverb)
It is truth that makes a many angry.
(Italian proverb)
It is ungentlemanly to lie; truthfulness becomes the gentleman.
(Latin proverb)
From confessors, doctors, and lawyers, do not conceal the truth of your case.
(French proverb)
When money speaks, the truth is silent.
(Russian proverb)
Better a lie that soothes than a truth that hurts.
(Czech proverb)
A little truth makes the whole lie pass.
(Italian proverb)

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
Sigmund Freud
A new untruth is better than an old truth.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Truth like the sun, submits to be obscured; but like the sun, only for a time.
Christian Nestell Bovee
A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.
James Baldwin
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Oscar Wilde
Let the people know the truth and the country is safe.
Abraham Lincoln
Live truth instead of professing it.
Elbert Hubbard
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
William Blake
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
H. L. Mencken
I have done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
Jessamyn West
I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
Mark Twain
I pray without ceasing now. My personal prayer is: Make me an instrument which only truth can speak.
Peace Pilgrim
I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose.
S. I. Hayakawa
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
Horace Mann
If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it.
Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Orville Wright
If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
Emile Zola
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
Thomas H. Huxley
It is the fate of new truths to begin as heresies and end and superstitions.
Thomas H. Huxley
It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
H. L. Mencken
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you.
Billy Wilder
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Will Rogers
Between truth and the search for it, I choose the second.
Bernard Berenson
Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love.
Henry David Thoreau
Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Effective thinking consists of being able to arrive at the truth; truth being defined as that which exists.
Calvin S. Hall
Everybody says it, and what everybody says must be true.
James F. Cooper
Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
Richard Whately
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
Hosea Ballou
Truth exists; only lies are invented.
Georges Braque
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
William James
The real truths are those that can be invented.
Karl Kraus
Bodies are cleansed by water; the mind is purified by truth.
Horace Mann
You need not tell all the truth, unless to those who have a right to know it; but let all you tell be truth.
Horace Mann
A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.
Thomas Mann
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal
Naked Truth needs no shift.
William Penn
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Walt Whitman
Are you going out after the truth, or are you going out after something you believe?
Richard D. Rosen
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Napoleon Hill
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Albert Einstein
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw
All necessary truth is its own evidence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always tell the truth. It's the easiest thing to remember.
David Mamet
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
Albert Einstein
We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.
John F. Kennedy
The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth.
Albert Einstein
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain
Truth is truth, To the end of reckoning.
William Shakespeare
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
Mark Twain
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Albert Einstein
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."
Abraham Lincoln
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
Samuel Johnson
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Albert Einstein
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Vladimir Lenin
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Mark Twain
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
Abraham Lincoln
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is. It is her shadow.
Ambrose Bierce
Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth is what stands the test of experience.
Albert Einstein
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr
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 beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
Benjamin Disraeli
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Edith Sitwell
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Herbert Agar
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw
Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.
Quintus Septimius Tertullianus
Love truth, and pardon error.
The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
Henry David Thoreau
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
George Bernard Shaw
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
Samuel Johnson
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Samuel Johnson
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Khalil Gibran
Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
Khalil Gibran
A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.
George D. Prentice
A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
Alexis Carrel
A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
Ludwig Borne
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
Edgar Watson Howe
Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.
Benjamin Disraeli
Never lie when the truth is more profitable.
Stanislaw J. Lec
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
Mark Twain
No matter what you believe, it doesn't change the facts.
Al Kersha
No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.
Mark Twain
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.
One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
One should be just as careful about lying as about telling the truth.
Lionel Strachey
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
Meister Eckhart
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
Martin Luther
People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.
Robert J. Ringer
Prove all things, hold fast to that which is true.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Receiving a new truth is like adding a new sense.
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Frank Herbert
Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Seeing is believing, but feeling's the truth.
Thomas Fuller
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
Benjamin Disraeli
Tell the truth and shame the devil.
Frantois Rabelais
Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
Emily Dickinson
Telling someone the truth is a loving act.
Mal Pancoast
The great seal of truth is simplicity.
Herman Boerhaave
The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
Charles Caleb Colton
The greatest homage we can pay truth is to use it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest truths are the simplest, and so are the greatest men.
J. C. Hare
The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies.
Thomas Jefferson
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr
The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.
Clarence Darrow
The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
George Brandes
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
Charles Lamb
The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth.
Hermann Hesse
The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.
Susan Sontag
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The truth is lived, not taught.
Hermann Hess
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.
Alfred Adler
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
Emile Zola
The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The truth told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent
William Blake
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
Mal Pancoast
The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with Truth.
Eliza Farnham
The wise boldly pick up a truth as soon as they hear it. Don't wait or a moment, or you'll lose your head.
There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.
Niels Bohr
There is an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny.
Irving Berlin
There is no god higher than truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
Samuel Butler
there is no such thing as a harmless truth.
Gregory Nunn
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
Charles Dickens
There's a little truth in all jive, and a little jive in all truth.
Leonard Barnes
There's no one thing that is true. They're all true.
Ernest Hemingway
They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.
Those are weaklings who know the truth and uphold it as long as it suits their purpose, and then abandon it.
Blaise Pascal
Though I can make my extravaganzas appear credible, I cannot make the truth appear so.
George Bernard Shaw
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Benjamin Disraeli
To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted.
To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful.
Hellmut Walters
Too much truth is uncouth.
Franklin Pierce Adams
True merit is like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
Edward F. Halifax
Truth and virtue conquer.
Truth arises more readily from error than from confusion.
Francis Bacon
Truth can be a dangerous thing. It is quite patient and relentless.
R. Scott Richards
Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed.
William Blake
Truth disappears with the telling of it.
Lawrence Durrell
Truth does not contradict truth.
Elizer Zvi Zweifel
Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.
James Russell Lowell
Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe.
Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.
Frank Norris
Truth is a torch that shines through the fog without dispelling it.
Claude A. HelvTtius
Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.
Jean Rostand
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
Lord Byron
Truth is always the strongest argument.
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth is exact correspondence with reality.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Truth is its own reward.
Truth is like a torch; the more it is shook it shines.
Sir William Hamilton
Truth is neither alive nor dead; it just aggravates itself all the time.
Mark Twain
Truth is not a matter of personal viewpoint.
Vernon Howard
Truth is not beautiful, neither is ugly, Why should it be either? Truth is Truth.
Owen C. Middleton
Truth is not determined by majority vote.
Doug Gwyn
Truth is reality.
Mary Caroline Richards
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
Emily Dickinson
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Mark Twain
Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
Leo Rosten
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nadine Gordimer
Truth lives on in the midst of deception.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.
Jules Renard
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
Miguel De Cervantes
Truth never hurts the teller.
Robert Browning
Truth uttered before its time is dangerous.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
We spend all our time looking for some concept of Truth, but Truth is what is left when we drop all concepts.
David Merzel
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
Denis Diderot
What I tell you three times is true.
Lewis Carroll
What is true belongs to me.
What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight.
Joseph Joubert
What is true is true, and what is false is false.
Emanuel Swedenborg
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.
John Keats
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Walt Whitman
When I tell any truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those who do.
William Blake
When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Otto Von Bismarck
While you live tell the truth and shame the devil.
William Shakespeare
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
Pearl Bailey
You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.
Robertson Davies
You'll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said.
Sam Rayburn