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like colour TV
is all there
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The Truth

A good storyteller never lets the facts get in the way.

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
André Gide (1869-1951)

For there is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth; Nor is any poison so deadly, that it serveth not some wholesome use.
Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-1889)

He said true things, but called them by the wrong names.
Robert Browning (1812-1889)

I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.

If history is written by the victors, legend is at the service of the vanquished.
Steve Roud (1949- )

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right.
Molière (1622-1673)

Like all dreamers, I confused disenchantment with truth.
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth. Invariably, he will pick himself up and carry on.

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.
Jean Giraudoux (1882-1944)

The truth is the best lie.

Truth and credibility are usually incompatible.

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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