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"A half-truth is usually less than half of that." - Bern Williams

"A half-truth is usually less than half of that." - Bernard Williams

"A half-truth is a whole lie." - Proverbs

"It is either a half-truth or a truth and a half." - Karl Kraus

"An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half." - Karl Kraus

"Never forget that a half truth is a whole lie." - Anonymous

"Who sees the other half of Self, sees Truth." - Anne Cameron

"Two half truths do not make a truth." - Arthur Koestler

"Half of writing history is hiding the truth." - Joss Whedon

"A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies." - Mark Twain

"A half-truth does more mischief than a whole lie." - Ivan Panin

"Half a truth is better than no politics." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Half a truth is often a great lie." - Benjamin Franklin

"Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half." - Anonymous

"An aphorism is never exactly true. It is either a half-truth or a truth and a half." - Karl Kraus

"An aphorism never coincides with the truth: it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths." - Karl Kraus

"Add a few drops of venom to a half truth and you have an absolute truth." - Eric Hoffer

"A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth." - J I Packer

"Two half-truths do not make a truth, and two half- cultures do not make a culture" - Arthur Koestler

"An epigram is a half-truth so stated as to irritate the person who believes the other half." - Shailer Mathews

"An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths." - Karl Kraus

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Between the two poles of whole-truth and half-truth is slung the chancy hammock in which we all rock." - Shana Alexander

"Bound by the Oath against lying, Aes Sedai [carry] the half-truth, the quarter-truth and the implication to arts." - Robert Jordan

"A lie that is half a truth is ever the hardest to fight." - Patricia Wentworth

"Two left-handed gloves don't make a pair. Two half-truths don't make a truth." - Multatuli

"Gossip lies nine times and tells a half truth the tenth." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"It is twice as hard to crush a half-truth as a whole lie...." - Austin O'Malley

"It is twice as hard to crush a half-truth as a whole lie." - Austin O'Malley

"We are, in truth, more than half what we are by imitation." - Lord Chesterfield

"A half truth is the worst of all lies,because it can be defended in partiality." - Solon

"You cannot demand truth, and then select half and throw the inconvenient remainder away." - Ellis Peters

"Half the Truth is often as arrant a Lye, as can be made." - George Savile

"A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies." - Alfred Tennyson

"Who never doubted never half believed Where doubt there truth is-'tis her shadow." - Philip James Bailey

"A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow." - Ambrose Bierce

"Proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth." - William Mathews

"The judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth." - Carl Jung

"Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact." - Lyndon B Johnson

"A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better." - Stephen Leacock

"In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of people's wrath." - Khalil Gibran

"In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath." - Khalil Gibran

"One fool will deny more truth in half an hour than a wise man can prove in seven years." - Coventry Patmore

"A lie can make it half way around the world before the truth has time to put its boots on." - Mark Twain

"All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth." - William Mathews

"Finding out the truth is only half of it. It's what you do with it that matters." - Tristan Wilds

"A little lie can travel half way 'round the world while Truth is still lacing up her boots." - Mark Twain

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." - Proverbs

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." - Charles Spurgeon

"Living out one's faith is either no way to live or the only way to live; it's either imprisonment, or the only path to freedom. It offers happiness, or it frustrates the pursuit. There is no half-love, half-religion, half-worship, half-belief, half-truth. There is no kinda-sorta." - Tarek Saab

"I am surrounded by flatterers and fools. It can drive a man to madness,.. . Half of them don't dare tell me the truth, and the other half can't find it." - George R R Martin

"Individual human beings are all tools, that the others use to help us all survive." "That's a lie." "No. It's just a half truth. You can worry about the other half after we win this war." - Orson Scott Card

"Individual human beings are all tools, that the others use to help us all survive." "That's a lie." "No. It's just a half truth. You can worry about the other half after we win this war." - Orson Scott Card

"I am surrounded by flatterers and fools. It can drive a man to madness,.. . Half of them do' dare tell me the truth, and the other half ca' find it." - George R R Martin

"[Propaganda] does not have multiple shadings; it has a positive and a negative; love or hate, right or wrong, truth or lie, never half this way and half that way..." - Adolf Hitler

"Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled; The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!" - Alexander Pope

"Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled; The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!" - Pope Francis

"ManBearPig, half man, half bear, half pig" - Al Gore

"We ought not to extract pernicious honey from poison blossoms of misrepresentation and mendacious half-truth, to pamper the course appetite of bigotry and self-love." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"In sad truth, half our forebodings of our neighbors are but our own wishes, which we are ashamed to utter in any other form." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"It has been said that if you don't see God in the profane and the profound, you're missing half the story. That is a great Truth." - Neale Donald Walsch

"The most intangible, and therefore the worst, kind of a lie is a half truth. This is the peculiar device of a conscientious detractor." - Washington Allston

"It is the way with half the truth amidst which we live, that it only haunts us and makes dull pulsations that are never born into sound." - George Eliot

"Truth is a naked and open daylight, that doth not show the masks and mummeries of the world half so stately and daintily as candlelights." - Francis Bacon

"Where thou art Obliged to speak, be sure speak the Truth: For Equivocation is half way to Lying, as Lying, the whole way to Hell." - William Penn

"Half the misery in the world comes of want of courage to speak and to hear the truth plainly and in a spirit of love." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"The truth is always a compound of two half- truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say." - Tom Stoppard

"The ultimate end...is not knowledge, but action. To be half right on time may be more important than to obtain the whole truth too late." - Aristotle

"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." - Francis Bacon

"We also maintain - again with perfect truth - that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination." - Richard Le Gallienne

"The man who tells lies hides the truth, but the man who tells half-lies has forgotten where he put it." - Robert Bolt

"When a middle-aged man says in a moment of weariness that he is half dead, he is telling the literal truth." - Elmer Davis

"We are in truth, more than half what we are by imitation. The great point is to choose good models and to study them with care." - Lord Chesterfield

"There wasn't any more truth in over half of what any so-called orator said. If it wasn't a Deliberate Lie, why it was an Exaggerated Falsehood." - Will Rogers

"If people depend on me to be a man of truth, I have to prove again and again and again and again that I am a man of truth. It cannot be that on Monday I am a man of truth, on Tuesday I speak three-quarters truth, Wednesday I speak half-truth, on Thursday I speak one-quarter truth, on Friday I don't speak at all, and on Saturday I can't even think how to speak the truth." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"John [Ford] is half-tyrant, half-revolutionary; half-saint, half-satan; half-possible, half-impossible; half-genius, half- Irish." - Frank Capra

"I'm half Jewish half WASP." - Lena Dunham

"Seek the truth in all fields, and in that search you will need at least three virtues: courage, zest and modesty. The ancients put that thought in the form of a prayer. They said, "From the cowardice that shrinks from new truth, from the laziness that is content with half truth, from the arrogance that thinks it has all truth - O God of truth, deliver us." - Hugh B. Brown

"Not the violent conflict between parts of the truth, but the quiet suppression of half of it, is the formidable evil; there is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides; it is when they attend to only one that errors harden into prejudices, and truth itself ceases to have the effect of truth, by being exaggerated into falsehood." - John Stuart Mill

"Our rulers for more than half a century have made sure that we are never to be told the truth about anything that our government has done to other people, not to mention our own." - Gore Vidal

"Early in life she had discovered the important truth that nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion; and by a series of reckless escapades, half of them quite harmless, she had acquired all the privileges of a personality." - Oscar Wilde

"The big truth for men is that often we have to leave home in the first half of life before we can return home at a later stage and find our soul there." - Richard Rohr

"Not that I"ve ever feared a fight or backed down from one -(Wren) That's the truth. I swear he's half beta fish. He"d fight his own reflection to prove a point. (Maggie)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Not that I've ever feared a fight or backed down from one -(Wren) That's the truth. I swear he's half beta fish. He'd fight his own reflection to prove a point. (Maggie)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"The world has long observed that small acts of immorality, if repeated, will destroy character. It is equally manifest, though never said, that uttering nonsense and half-truth without cease ends by destroying Intellect" - Jacques Barzun

"To write a good memoir you must become the editor of your own life, imposing on an untidy sprawl of half-remembered events a narrative shape and an organizing idea. Memoir is the art of inventing the truth." - William Zinsser

"With the historical fictions, I was already doing so much research, and so much of the stories was anchored by historical truth that the move to nonfiction didn't feel all that dramatic - just another half-step to the right." - Debra Dean

"Paraguayans have no Italian blood and are half Guarani [Indian] blood. And the Chileans call themselves "the English of South America," which actually couldn't be further from the truth." - John Gimlette

"At a time when politics deals in distortions and half truths, truth is to be found in the liberal arts. There's something afoot in this country and you are very much a part of it." - Joyce Carol Oates

"It is a very hard and troublesome thing to dispose of whole, half, and quarter-mistakes; to sift them and assign the portion of truth to its proper place." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"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" - Francis Bacon

"The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation." - Anne Rice

"The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!" - Michael Flanders

"Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity are both accepted as scientific fact even though they're mutually exclusive. Albert Einstein spent the second half of his life searching for a unifying truth that would reconcile the two." - Roy H Williams

"For all men live by truth, and stand in need of expression. In love, in art, in avarice, in politics, in labor, in games, we study to utter our painful secret. The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Chaos of thought and passion, all confused; Still by himself abused and disabused; Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled; The glory, jest and riddle of the world!" - Alexander Pope

"Chaos of thought and passion, all confused; Still by himself abused or disabused; Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled,- The glory, jest, and riddle of the world." - Alexander Pope

"They treat me like a fox, a cunning fellow ( Schlaukopf ) of the first rank. But the truth is that with a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and when I have to do with a pirate, I try to be a pirate and a half." - Otto Von Bismarck

"Half Man, Half Sit-Out-The-Season." - Charles Barkley

"An apt aphorism half kills, half immortalizes." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Worry is half impatience and half ignorance." - Austin O'Malley

"Mr. Lyell's system of geology is just half the truth, and no more. He affirms a great deal that is true, and he denies a great deal which is equally true; which is the general characteristic of all systems not embracing the whole truth." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Some help others in order to receive blessings and admiration. This is simply meaningless. Some cultivate themselves in part to serve others, in part to serve their own pride. They will understand, at best, half of the truth. But those who improve themselves for the sake of the world - to these, the whole truth of the universe will be revealed." - Laozi

"I have too many secrets. For all these years I've been a speaker for the dead, uncovering secrets and helping people to live in the light of truth. Now I no longer tell anyone half of what I know, because if I told the whole truth there would be fear, hatred, brutality, murder, war." - Orson Scott Card

"And the parson made it his text that week, and he said likewise, That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies, That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright, But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight." - Alfred Tennyson

"Hell ain't half full." - Cormac Mccarthy

"Too civil by half." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"The truth is, anybody that becomes famous is an ass for a year and a half. You've got to give them a year and a half, two years. They are getting so much smoke blown, and their whole world gets so turned upside down, their responses become distorted. I give everybody a year or two to pull it together because, when it first happens, I know how it is." - Bill Murray

"Half the country seceded from the other half when Abraham Lincoln was elected because half the country couldn't abide his position on slavery. You would think 150 years later this had all become pretty historically incontestable. Yet millions continue to contest it in the face of history. Rather the denial of slavery and all its monstrous repercussions defines to one twin America what the country is and means, and therein is the DNA of those "alternative facts" that people believe when they can't stand to believe the truth." - Steve Erickson

"Do not interrupt the flight of your soul; do not distress what is best in you; do not enfeeble your spirit with half wishes and half thoughts. Ask yourself and keep on asking until you find the answer, for one may have known something many times, acknowledged it; one may have willed something many times, attempted it - and yet, only the deep inner motion, only the heart's indescribable emotion, only that will convince you that what you have acknowledged belongs to you, that no power can take it from you - for only the truth that builds up is truth for you." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty" - John Keats

"All truth is God's truth." - John Calvin

"Truth does not contradict truth." - Eliezer Zvi Zweifel

"The Truth is the Truth." - Max Weber

"The businessman who assumes that his life is everything, and the mystic who asserts that it is nothing, fail, on this side and on that, to hit the truth. "Yes, I see, dear; it's about half-way between," Aunt Juley had hazarded in earlier years. No; truth, being alive, was not halfway between anything. It was only to be found by continuous excursions into either realm, and though proportion is the final secret, to espouse it at the outset is to ensure sterility." - E M Forster

"The businessman who assumes that his life is everything, and the mystic who asserts that it is nothing, fail, on this side and on that, to hit the truth. 'Yes, I see, dear; it's about half-way between,' Aunt Juley had hazarded in earlier years. No; truth, being alive, was not halfway between anything. It was only to be found by continuous excursions into either realm, and though proportion is the final secret, to espouse it at the outset is to ensure sterility." - E M Forster

"I'm a person of my own opinions, that's how I was raised. I speak what I feel. A lot of people feel the same way but they're scared to talk. They're really scared of the truth - they only want half of the truth. I've been living like that - forever in fear - but I know what to say and how to say it now. I ain't scared of myself. Y'all may be scared; I'm not scared." - Kendrick Lamar

"Man has always been half-monster, half-dreamer." - Ray Bradbury

"You're a Demigod Percy, half god and half mortal!" - Rick Riordan

"Giving half answers won't make the conversation half as long." - Dave Johnson

"I haven't seen a half-monkey, half person yet." - Glenn Beck

"Your new-caught, sullen peoples, / Half-devil and half child." - Rudyard Kipling

"The first half has gone how I almost half-anticipated." - Jimmy Armfield

"I'm the definition of half man, half drugs." - Puff Daddy

"Fate is shaped half by expectation, half by inattention." - Amy Tan

"Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death." - Khalil Gibran

"Left to himself, man is half beast and half devil." - George Whitefield

"The hint half guessed, the gift half understood, is Incarnation." - T S Eliot

"An older sister helps one remain half child, half woman." - Anonymous

"We only half live when we only half think." - Voltaire

"Half the world knows not how the other half lies." - George Herbert

"Half-man, half-beast, all nightmare. The shapeshifter warrior form." - Ilona Andrews

"We're half the people; we should be half the Congress." - Jeannette Rankin

"Everything I do, I'm sort of half in, half out." - Harrison Ford

"Politeness is half good manners and half good lying." - Mary Wilson Little

"I'm half-Russian, half-Polish, and all Jewish." - Kim Bodnia

"Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting." - Peter Dobereiner

"Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half." - Charles De Montesquieu

"A half-read book is a half-finished love affair." - David Mitchell

"I am half-Byronic, half-moronic; part-shaman, part-showman." - Sebastian Horsley

"Who's started has half finished." - Horace

"Half of bravery is perspective." - Veronica Roth

"All people are half actors." - Dana Andrews

"Pleasing ware is half sold." - George Herbert

"Half the world cries Half the world laughs Half the world tries To be the other half" - Neil Peart

"Fortune resists half-hearted prayers." - Ovid

"Not seeing is half-believing." - Vita Sackville-West



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