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.
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.