Truth is a naked and open daylight, that does not show the masques, and mummeries, and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights... A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure
But it is not only the difficulty and labor which men take in finding out of truth, nor again that when it is found it imposeth upon men's thoughts, that doth bring lies in favor; but a natural though corrupt love of the lie itself.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Science is but an image of the truth.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
What is truth? Said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
The logic now in use serves rather to fix and give stability to the errors which have their foundation in commonly received notions than to help the search for truth. So it does more harm than good.
Truth will sooner come out from error than from confusion.
Truth is a naked and open daylight, that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candlelights.
Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.