“Tolerance is a virtue…if nothing is true.”


— Bill Perry, international student missionary and pastor


“I finally realized that until you understand why you do things, you have no control over what you do.”


— Jamila Wideman, WNBA star


“The masses will more likely believe a big lie than a small one.”


— Adolph Hitler (1889-1945), German Nazi leader of WW 2


“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”


— Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), Russian communist dictator


“The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.”


— Herbert Agar (1897-1980), American historian and writer


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


— Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British humanist writer


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


— Mark Twain (1857-1938), American writer


“People inherently yearn for truth. We all want to know, what happens when we die? Does God care? Up to now, the answers have been given us by people from thousands of years ago, but that can only take you so far. All concepts of God are limiting.”


— Deepak Chopra, MD, Indian doctor and popular author


“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened.”


— Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister


“Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.”


— William Penn (1648-1718), English explorer and Quaker leader


“Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man.”


— Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899), American agnostic orator


*“It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth.”


— John Locke (1632-1704), British political philosopher


“I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.”


— Dan Rather, former CBS news anchor


“War is deceit.”


— Mohammed (571-632), Prophet of Islam


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


— Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister


“Follow the evidence wherever it leads.”


— Antony Flew, British philosophy professor who renounced his life’s work in atheism and accepted theism at age 81.


“Printers are educated in the belief that, when men differ in opinion, both sides ought equally to have the advantage of being heard by the public, and that when truth and error have fair play, the former is always an over match for the latter.”


— Benjamin Franklin, founding father, in Apology for Printers, 1731


“If you re not speaking your own truth, you will never be able to be all you are meant to be. You cannot be pretending to be somebody else.”


— Oprah Winfrey, TV personality, 4/30/05, in Denver


“It makes you feel like you’re losing your mind in a way. You imagine things. When you don’t know the truth, certain details can be blown out of proportion. The truth may be painful, but it’s the truth. You start to contrive all these scenarios that could have taken place because they [Pentagon leaders] just kept lying. If you feel you’re being lied to, you can never put it to rest.”


— Mary Tillman, mother of former NFL star and Army specialist Pat Tillman killed in Afghanistan 4/22/04 when seeking the full story of her son’s death (Sun-Sentinel, A-3, 5/23/05)


“I loathe careerism and the herd mentality. I really think that objective truth can be discovered and that popular opinion and consensus thinking does more to obscure than to reveal.”


— Richard Sternberg, evolutionist and former publisher of Smithsonian Institution journal, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (in 2005)


“(God is speaking) I do not communicate by words alone. In fact, rarely do I do so. My most common form of communication is through feeling. Feeling is the language of the soul. If you want to know what’s true for you about something, look to how you’re feeling about it? Hidden in your deepest feelings is your highest truth.”


— Neale Donald Walsch, New Age promoter, in Conversations with God


“A truth that’s told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can invent.”


— William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter and visionary


“By beginning with the up-front assumption that nothing is generally true, the thoroughgoing relativist is essentially starting the conversation by saying, ‘I have nothing to say which is necessarily true; it’s your option to regard what I say as either true or false, and in either case you would be right’.”


— Christiopher C. Shubert, “Challenging Relativism,” The Schwartz Report (Volume 46, Numbr 6, p. 2)


“Facts and the truth really don’t have much to do with each other.”


— William Faulker (1897-1962), American novelist and poet


“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.”


— Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), Prussian and German statesman


“Everything that deceives can be said to enchant.”


— Plato (424/423-347 BC), classical Greek philosopher


“Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.”


— President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)