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The truth always gets out!

The truth always gets out!

Monday 30th January 2023

The Greek word for "truth" is aletheia, which literally means to "un-hide" or "hiding nothing." It conveys the thought that truth is always there, always open and available for all to see, with nothing being hidden or obscured. As an organization tasked with finding the truth, all aspects of the truth interest us but little is more interesting than some of the quotes about truth by some of the world's most famous people.

Here we list a few, just a fraction in fact, of some of the greatest quotes about the truth. If you find these interesting, you can find another 2500 at least, on the net. No one with a basic education can fail to be impressed by the observations packed into so few words.

Let's start with a quote which we understand probably more than most and one we believe to be absolutely true which is :-

The ability to ask questions is the greatest resource in learning the truth.
Carl Jung
Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
"The best lies were always mixed with truth."
― Sarah J. Maas, Crown of Midnight
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
― Mark Twain
"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
― Mark Twain
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."
― Oscar Wilde
"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off."
― Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness
"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
― Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays, Vol. II: 1926-1929
"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
― George Orwell
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
― Winston S. Churchill
"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't."
― Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
"Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you."
― Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty
"If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people."
― Virginia Woolf
"So, you're always honest," I said.
"Aren't you?"
"No," I told him. "I'm not."
"Well, that's good to know, I guess."
"I'm not saying I'm a liar," I told him. He raised his eyebrows. "That's not how I meant it, anyways."
"How'd you mean it, then?"
"I just...I don't always say what I feel."
"Why not?"
"Because the truth sometimes hurts," I said.
"Yeah," he said. "So do lies, though."
― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen
"A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent."
― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
"Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion."
― Edward Abbey
"Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it."
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
"People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up."
― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
"The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is."
― Nadine Gordimer
"Truth never damages a cause that is just."
― Mahatma Gandhi
"Love truth, but pardon error."
― Voltaire
"Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies."
― Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive."
― Walter Scott, Marmion
"There is nothing that is going to make people hate you more, and love you more, than telling the truth."
― Stefan Molyneux
"Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie."
― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
"There are few reasons for telling the truth, but for lying the number is infinite."
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away."
― Elvis Presley

We mentioned above how remarkable it is for so much relevant information to be put into so few words and have so much meaning. Lying is very similar. Some of the best lies are delivered with a paucity of verbiage, perhaps the most used lie being a single word which is a complete sentence and can answer most questions which require a lie - the word no.

The shorter a lie and the less time it takes to deliver, the more difficult it is to detect. A long drawn-out lie may well bring about fidgeting, averting eyes, stammering, flushing, perspiration and an inability to keep still. A single "no" delivered in less than half a second, is usually successful in perpetrating a lie and demonstrates what is well known to polygraph examiners which is the fewer the words the better the lie.

Fortunately for us and those who use our services, the polygraph machine has no interest in how many words make up a lie, simply relying on its ability to detect minute changes in body signs following a question.

If you have infinite time and patience, you will never need the services of a polygraph examiner because as we all know, sooner or later the truth always gets out.

If, However, you find the need for truth pressing, simply click here to be connected to the UK's foremost lie detection service where lies simply have nowhere to hide.