Atticus sometimes said that one way to tell whether a witness was lying or telling the truth was to listen rather than watch.
– Harper Lee
I says to myself, I reckon a body that ups and tells the truth when he is in a tight place, is taking considerable many resks, though I ain’t had no experience, and can’t say for certain; but it looks so to me, anyway; and yet here’s a case where I’m blest if it don’t look to me like the truth is better, and actuly safer, than a lie.
– Mark Twain
I can’t let him destroy my country…There are so many parallels between the circumstances in which my family operated and in which this country is now operating… If I can do anything to change the narrative and to tell the truth, I need to do that. Because I don’t believe the American people had the entire truth four years ago…He is utterly incapable of leading this country and it’s dangerous to allow him to do so….This country is on a precipice and we have a decision to make in the not too distant future about who we want to be and where we want to go as a country.
– Mary Trump
Let’s speak truth here today – this president isn’t trying to make America great; he’s trying to make America hate. So, it is critical to our security, our dignity, and our unity as a nation when I say: ‘We need a new president.’
– Kamala Harris
So, Lord Hall said nothing as the Govt banned ministers from @BBCNewsnight for months, but humiliates @maitlis for speaking the truth about lying Cummings? This is why I’d never work for the BBC – great journalists, cowardly weasel management.
– Piers Morgan
No, That’s enough. The problem is, you don’t write the truth. CNN is fake news. Don’t talk to me.
– Donald Trump
What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, – then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately. They get record ratings, – the American people get nothing but Fake News. Not worth the time – effort!
– Donald Trump
I often talk to people who say, ‘No, we have to be hopeful and to inspire each other, and we can’t tell [people] too many negative things’…But, no – we have to tell it like it is. Because if there are no positive things to tell, then what should we do, should we spread false hope? We can’t do that, we have to tell the truth.
– Greta Thunberg
And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth.
– George Orwell
The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of man’s basic freedoms and rights require courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act – and if necessary, to suffer and die – for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and unremedied.
– Haile Selassie