I’m not trying to counsel any of you to do anything really special except to dare to think and to dare to go with the truth and to dare to really love completely.
–R. Buckminster Fuller
THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them. When you find an individual is lying to you, you know that the individual is trying to control you. One way or another this individual is trying to control you. That is the mechanism of control. Conversely, if you see an impulse on the part of a human being to control you, you know very well that that human being is lying to you. Not is going to, but is lying to you. Check these facts, you will find they are always true. That person who is trying to control you is lying to you. He’s got to tell you lies in order to continue control, because the second you start telling anybody close to the truth, you start releasing him and he gets tougher and tougher to control. So, you can’t control somebody without telling them a bunch of lies.
— L. Ron Hubbard
Honesty is the 1st chapter in the book of wisdom.
— Thomas Jefferson
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
— Francis Bacon
There are three parts in truth: first, the inquiry, which is the wooing of it; secondly, the knowledge of it, which is the presence of it; and thirdly, the belief, which is the enjoyment of it.
— Francis Bacon
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
Always tell the truth, not only because it is the decent thing to do, but because it gives you such an advantage over the man who is trying to remember his lies!
To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.
Always tell the truth; then you don’t have to remember anything.
— Mark Twain
He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.
— Alexander Pope