Truth is simple (quotes)

Truth is usually simple…

  • Simple is the speech of truth. Aeschylus
  • The words of truth are simple. Aeschylus
  • The language of truth is simple. Euripides
  • Simple is the language of truth. Seneca the Younger
  • The simplest things are often the truest. Richard Bach
  • The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde
  • And simple truth miscalled simplicity William Shakespeare
  • Truth looks tawdry when she is overdressed. Rabindranath Tagore
  • Truth, which is simple and one, admits of no variety. Pope Leo I
  • All truth is simple… is that not doubly a lie? Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Simple truths are a relief from grand speculations. -Luc de Clapiers
  • Nothing is true, but that which is simple. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Sometimes the truth is too simple for intellectuals. Jean-Paul Sartre
  • The pure and simple truth Is rarely pure and never simple. John Green
  • Truth is simple, requiring neither study nor art. Ammianus Marcellinus
  • The language of truth is unadorned and always simple. Ammianus Marcellinus
  • It is far from simple to show the truth, yet the truth is simple. Dziga Vertov
  • The truth is so simple that it is regarded as a pretentious banality. Dag Hammarskjold
  • The truth is simple. If it was complicated, everyone would understand it. Walt Whitman
  • Simplicity is indeed often the sign of truth and a criterion of beauty. Mahlon Hoagland
  • The instruments for the quest for Truth are as simple as they are difficult. Mahatma Gandhi
  • Truth is too simple for us: we do not like those who unmask our illusions. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Simplicity is one of the earmarks of truth, verified by subjective experience. David R. Hawkins
  • So mathematical truth prefers simple words since the language of truth is itself simple. Tycho Brahe
  • The greatest truths are the simplest things in the world, simple as your own existence. Swami Vivekananda
  • A truth discovered always seems so plain and simple that we wonder why the discovery was so long delayed. Vash Young
  • There are numerous layers to truth, and the simple and superficial statement of facts cannot satisfy the writer. Gao Xingjian
  • All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood; if they are not, they are not great truths. Napoleon Hill
  • It is precisely for the reason that Truth is utterly simple, basic, elementary and totally obvious, that it is completely overlooked. Ramesh S Balsekar
  • Truth is simple, but Illusion makes it infinitely intricate. The person is rare who possesses an insatiable longing for Truth; the rest allow Illusion to bind them ever more and more. Meher Baba
  • The ultimate truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that needs to be said. Only mature minds can grasp the simple truth in all its nakedness. Ramana Maharshi
  • The truth is the most obvious thing, yet we are always looking for a needle in a haystack. When you see the Truth, nothing changes.  A tree is still a tree, a mountain is a mountain.  Durckheim Karlfried Graf
  • Truth; that long clean clear simple undeniable unchallengeable straight and shining line, on one side of which black is black and on the other white is white, has now become an angle, a point of view. William Faulkner
  • I began to appreciate that authentic truth is never simple and that any version of truth handed down from on high – whether by presidents, prime ministers, or archbishops – is inherently suspect. The powerful, I came to see, reveal truth only to the extent that it suits them. Andrew Bacevich
  • Truth is simple. And no matter how simply a truth is stated, only those who have walked the path of understanding and evolution on their own can know and understand it authentically. The path of truth is the path least traveled. Authenticity is the clarity of being in which there is no self-deceit. Yasuhiko Kimura
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…though not all agree

  • The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde
  • All truth is simple… is that not doubly a lie? Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Truth is something which can’t be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning. Anaïs Nin
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We must not forget the simple truths

  • The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple. Dame Rebecca West
  • It is the calling of great men, not so much to preach new truths, as to rescue from oblivion those old truths which it is our wisdom to remember and our weakness to forget. Sidney Smith
  • It’s the simplest truths that are most often forgotten or overlooked
  • The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple. Dame Rebecca West
  • It is precisely for the reason that Truth is utterly simple, basic, elementary and totally obvious, that it is completely overlooked. Ramesh S Balsekar
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