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Truth is the highest thing that man may keep.

CHAUCER: _The Frankeleines Tale,_ Line 11789.

O, while you live, tell truth, and shame the devil.

SHAKS.: _1 Henry IV.,_ Act iii., Sc. 1.

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again:
The eternal years of God are hers.

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT: _The Battle-field._

Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie;
A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.

HERBERT: _Temple, Church Porch,_ St. 13.

Truth has such a face and such a mien,
As to be lov'd, needs only to be seen.

DRYDEN: _Hind and Panther,_ Pt. i., Line 33.

He is the freeman whom the truth makes free,
And all are slaves beside.

COWPER: _Task,_ Bk. v., Line 133.

Truth is one;
And, in all lands beneath the sun,
Whoso hath eyes to see may see
The tokens of its unity.

WHITTIER: _Miriam._

Truth is truth howe'er it strike.

ROBERT BROWNING: _La Saisiaz,_ Line 198.

I love truth: truth's no cleaner thing than love.

MRS. BROWNING: _Aurora Leigh,_ Bk. iii., Line 735.

Beauty is truth, truth beauty,--that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

KEATS: _Ode on a Grecian Urn._

Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne.

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL: _Present Crisis,_ St. 8.


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