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truth telling Quotes

20 of the best book quotes about truth telling
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“Most times, it’s just a lot easier not to let the world know what’s wrong.”
Chuck Palahniuk
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Invisible Monsters
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“You told the truth to the mayor on Assignment Day. I didn’t want to believe it, but then came the long blackout, and I knew-I knew things were as bad as you said.”
Lina Mayfleet
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“Doon Harrow and Lina Mayfleet – Wanted for spreading vicious rumors – If you see them, report to mayor’s chief guard. Believe nothing they say. Reward.”
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“When men and women punish each other for truth telling, we reinforce the notion that lies are better. To be loving we willingly hear the other’s truth, and most important, we affirm the value of truth telling. Lies may make people feel better, but they do not help them to know love.”
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“I knew enough about adults to know that if I did tell them what had happened, I would not be believed.”
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“Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.”
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“As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.”
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“Let me tell ya. You gotta pay attention to signs. When life reaches out with a moment like this it’s a sin if you don’t reach back... I’m telling you.”
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“An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told.”
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“Maybe it’s being alive that makes them lie, and being almost not alive makes me sort of accidentally truthful”
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“Black and white and grey, all the shades of truth.”
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“Societal conditioning discourages telling the truth to those perceived to be in higher positions.”
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“The truth was I craved our exchanges and I calmed in his mere presence, and there wasn’t anything I could do to change that. Dominic and I were blood bonded - looming apocalypse or not.”
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“Truth is you’re not okay, but you will be.
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“Marriage is not mainly about being or staying in love. It’s mainly about telling the truth with our lives.”
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“I would have liked to tell Mr. Palmer just how old and feeble that joke is, but instead I said, ‘Oh, of course, sir! How clever of you’ because I had learned a thing or two during my time at the Glenmore. About when to tell the truth and when not to.”
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“I bet not one of them will tell you what cancer smells like. I can, though. It stinks. Like meat gone bad and dirty clothes and bog water all mixed together. Why doesn’t anyone tell you that?”
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“You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.”
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“Tattling is telling just to be mean, and Sister was telling because she loves you and was worried.”
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Basically the story revolves around Lucy (aka the girl who cried wolf), who tells her family about the wolves lurking behind the wallpapers. Her relatives however dismissed her fears as a product of her overactive imagination, and they are actually too engrossed into their own worlds to deal with Lucy: her mother (like any mother) is a personification of domestic order, her oblivious father plays tuba, and her annoying brother plays video games.

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