Truth Sayings

Inspiring us to greater things

The aspiration to truth is more precious than its assured possession.

Gotthold Lessing

The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

Aristotle Onassis

You might be a little nervous... until you get going!

James 'Lugs' Brannigan, famous Dublin cop, boxer & referee renowned for his toughness and fairness.

A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.


Truth is the child of time.

Immanuel Kant

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

When you want something done, always ask a busy man.


I may not agree with what you say, but I'll fight for your right to say it.

Voltaire, Evelyn Beatrice Hall et al.

Just because I don't agree with you, does not mean that I hate you We need to relearn that in our society.

Morgan Freeman

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

From Henry G Bohn's Handbook of Proverbs

You can't help noticing that the ones doing all the talking about listening are doing all the talking.

Fr Brendan Kilcoyne

There is something miserable in the figures who enjoyed in their youth the freedom of speech, but from the comfort of age seek to deny it to others; some deformity of the soul.

Edward Snowden

A man who will misuse an apostrophe is capable of anything.

Con Houlohan, Irish Sports Columnist (1925-2012)

The more we learn, the more we realise how little we know.

Albert Einstein, Buckminster Fuller

The less we learn, the less we realise how little we know.

Corollary of above by RVJ Callanan

Stupid never sleeps.


Everyone has a right to be foolish if they think it wise.

Dr Daniel Mannix, Former Archbishop of Melbourne (1864-1963)

Fear brings anger to the tongue. A friend speaks to the heart.

Kung Fu (TV Series) as adapted from Taoist teachings.

We do not want the new normal. We do not want the old normal because that’s what led to this new normal. What we want is a better normal.

Dr Heiko Shöning

When a programmer becomes indispensible, it is time to get rid of him.

Gerald M. Weinberg

A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind.

Albert Einstein, Oscar Wilde

The rules are simple: they lie to us; we know they're lying; they know we know they're lying; but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them.

Elena Gorokhova, A Mountain of Crumbs

When all you have is a hammer, all you see is nails.

Abraham Maslow, Dr Pat Morrissey

I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.

Ronald Reagan

Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble.

Henry Royce

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt