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80 Truth Seeker Quotes to Remind You of What’s Important 

Being a truthful person is more important than ever. If you are a truthful person, you can be confident that your words match your actions, and you can go through life with integrity. But what does it mean to seek the truth, and how can you become more truthful? Here are 80 truth seeker quotes to remind you of the benefits of being a person with integrity. 

Why does the truth matter? 

The truth is defined as conformity with fact or reality, but who gets to decide what reality is? We are still learning so much about the world, and even though science makes advances every single day, there is still much we don’t know. 

Rather than getting into a philosophical discussion about what truth is, I prefer to focus on a personal definition. To me, being truthful means being in alignment with your own personal reality. What is true for you? What matters to you? Are you living in integrity with these values? Do you communicate your truth regularly? 

We can all be truth seekers. Decide to go through life with integrity and honesty, telling the truth as often as you can. Focus on finding your personal truth and don’t listen to the lies and deceit you may notice around you. 

Here are 80 powerful truth seeker quotes to motivate you.  

Truth seeker quotes

  1. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha
  2. “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” – Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
  4. “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” – Henry David Thoreau
  5. “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  6. “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” – William Shakespeare
  7. “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.” – George Washington
  8. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson
  9. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  10. “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” – James A. Garfield

Honesty quotes

  1. “Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” – Dennis Prager
  2. “We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” – Michelle Obama
  3. “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” – Zig Ziglar
  4. “Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success.” – Taylor Lautner
  5. “Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.” – Ellen DeGeneres
  6. “Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.” – Lao Tzu
  7. “The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.” – Abu Bakr
  8. “It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” – Noel Coward
  9. “There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.” – Frank Ocean
  10. “Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.” – Jackie Robinson

Find your path quotes

  1. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  2. “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton
  3. “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” – T. E. Lawrence
  4. “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington
  5. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
  6. “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” – George A. Moore
  7. “It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.” – Betty White
  8. “Either I will find a way, or I will make one.” – Philip Sidney
  9. “Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” – Ray Bradbury
  10. “It’s in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It is not in happiness. It’s not in impulsive pleasure.” – Jordan Peterson

More truth seeker quotes

  1. “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” – Virginia Woolf
  2. “Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.” – Swami Vivekananda
  3. “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – Unknown
  4. “Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther
  5. “It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.” – Jerome K. Jerome
  6. “Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.” – Ismail Haniyeh
  7. “A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” – William Blake
  8. “I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.” – H. L. Mencken
  9. “A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.” – Thomas Mann
  10. “The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.” – David Bowie

The importance of the truth quotes

  1. “The seeker of the truth will find it.” – Mary Baker Eddy
  2. “I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  3. “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.” – African Proverb
  4. “The truest mark of a seeker is the ability to approach life with the open-mindedness of a child.”  – Janet Louise Stephenson
  5. “If you are truly a seeker of truth, truth cannot hide from you. It is in the lap of truth that you have happened.” – Jaggi Vasudev
  6. It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.” – Max Planck
  7. “I’m a truth seeker. That’s what I do every day on the show – put out the truth. Some people don’t like it, they call it sensational, but I say life is sensational.” – Oprah Winfrey
  8. “The real seeker of truth never seeks truth. On the contrary, he tries to clean himself of all that is untrue, inauthentic, insincere – and when his heart is ready, purified, the guest comes.” – Osho
  9. “Be a truth seeker. Learn something new every day. Do not settle for less.” – Roxana Jones
  10. “The window of heaven is what all truth seekers are trying to open.” – Harold Klemp

Integrity quotes

  1. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley
  2. “Integrity reveals beauty.” – Thomas Leonard
  3. “Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.” – Jacqueline Bisset
  4. “Having a superpower has nothing to do with the ability to fly or jump, or superhuman strength. The truest superpowers are the ones we all possess: willpower, integrity, and most importantly, courage.” – Jason Reynolds
  5. “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” – Alan K. Simpson
  6. “Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
  7. “Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” – Samuel Johnson
  8. “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton
  9. “Integrity is the essence of everything successful.” – R. Buckminster Fuller
  10. “A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.” – Baltasar Gracian

Tell the truth quotes

  1. “Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell
  2. “A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.” – James A. Garfield
  3. “Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.” – Elizabeth I
  4. “I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.” – H. L. Mencken
  5. “There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.” – Antisthenes
  6. “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.” – Dwight L. Moody
  7. “There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.” – Louis Farrakhan
  8. “A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.” – Mark Twain
  9. “Every mistake you make allows you to be honest because what’s in the dark will come to light, so it’s better to be truthful about it.” – Future
  10. “Every time I say something that’s extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet.” – Kanye West

Even more truth seeker quotes

  1. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. “A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.” – Robert Green Ingersoll
  3. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
  4. “Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” – Frank Herbert
  5. “The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.” – Ayn Rand
  6. “Look at the sky; remind yourself of the cosmos. Seek vastness at every opportunity in order to see the smallness of yourself.” – Matt Haig
  7. “Justice has nothing to do with victor nations and vanquished nations, but must be a moral standard that all the world’s peoples can agree to. To seek this and to achieve it – that is true civilization.” – Hideki Tojo
  8. “Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion.” – David Icke
  9. “Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.” – Jean Rostand
  10. “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” – Winston Churchill

Truth seeker quotes: final thoughts 

Use these quotes to motivate you to be truthful, act with integrity, and keep focused on what matters. The truth is more important than ever. Choose to seek it every day and live in alignment with your personal truth. 

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