Best 105 Quotes & Tweets on Truth

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1

If it hurts to hear it, look for the truth in it. If it comforts to hear it, look for the lie in it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

The ideal school would teach health, wealth, and happiness. It‘d be free, self-paced, and available to all. It‘d show opposing ideas and students would self-verify truth. No grades, no tests, no diplomas - just learning. Actually, you’re already here. Careful who you follow.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Your worldview is your world.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

The closer you are to the truth, the more silent you become inside.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

Reality is neutral. Our reactions reflect back and create our world. Judge, and feel separate and lonely. Anger, and lose peace of mind. Cling, and live in anxiety. Fantasize, and miss the present. Desire, and suffer until you have it. Heaven and hell are right here, right now.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

If you aren’t afraid of the truth, then you’re nowhere near it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

Individuals search for truth, groups search for consensus.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

If you want the truth, take no one else’s word for it. Accept only science, reason, and direct experience. Start on solid ground. Mind each step.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

The strongest intellectual foundation is built upon science, math, and philosophy, as they are the search for universal truths.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

When the mind is speaking without permission, it’s lying.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

Step 1: Know exactly what you want. Have a big vision that is crystal clear. Step 2: Know exactly what is true. See reality for what it is and accept the honest facts of the situation. Step 3: Be flexible in the way you close the gap between 1 and 2. Bold. Rational. Adaptable.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

There are 7.8 billion versions of reality.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

13

When reading books or listening to podcasts or taking advice, remember that everyone is biased to their personal history. The world is complex and there is no single path to a success. Look for patterns that are repeated across many successful people, not single stories.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

The ideal level of confidence is slightly beyond your actual ability. Never be so detached from reality that you become delusional, but never dip low enough that you become your own bottleneck. Most people are capable of more than they believe.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

15

An expense gives you back less than what you put into it. A transaction gives you back roughly the same as what you put into it. An investment gives you back more than what you put into it. Many things look like investments, but are actually expenses.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

16

What kills your dreams isn't a lack of competence, but rather confidence. Confidence comes from how you talk to yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

A great advantage can be found in accepting hard truths faster than others.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

18

Writing reveals what thinking conceals.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

19

Observe the world as it is—do not demand it to be a certain way—and you will have a chance of seeing the truth.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

20

Stories change more minds than facts. The way to change someone’s mind is not to present them with overwhelming evidence but to motivate them with overwhelming emotion. (Ideally, you’d have truth on your side and a story worth spreading.)

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

21

In the moment some choices seem small: we eat the chocolate bar, take a shortcut, or cancel a date. However, the accumulation of those tiny decisions adds up over months and years and makes a huge difference. Today’s choices become tomorrow’s reality.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

The best way to reduce fear is action. Often we talk ourselves out of something because we're scared. We're scared of failing. We're scared of the unknown. The longer we delay, the greater the fear. The imperfect first step shows we suffer more in our mind than in reality.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

Merely believing you deserve something doesn’t make it a reality. But believing you *don’t* deserve something will prevent you from trying. Most people are capable of more than they believe. Confidence won’t automatically get you results, but self-doubt sets your ceiling.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

24

History repeats itself because some experiences need to be lived before they can be understood.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

25

If you're broke, you want the get-rich-quick scheme to be true. If you run a startup, you want the questionable growth metrics to be true. It's easy to fool yourself when you want to be fooled.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

On public speaking: know your subject cold, eliminate inner monologue, & speak truth. Hear your own words at the same time as the listeners.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

27

There is some truth to use it or lose it. Unrecriprocated love dissipates. Unused muscles get weaker. Unexercised courage expires. Unchallenged minds tune out.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

28

When you learn to see the world as it is, and not as you want it to be, everything changes.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

29

Improvement begins when you have the discipline to confront the facts.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

30

If you want to learn writing, skip class and start a blog. If you want to learn marketing, skip class and build a business. If you want to learn psychology, skip class and spend a day in a casino. Reality is the world’s best classroom.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

31

One pitfall of modern life is that we often measure ourselves by that which is easy to measure. -the number on the scale -the ROI of the portfolio -the number of likes on a post It is unlikely that what can be measured is the best way to measure a life. You are not a number.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

32

When you tell hard truths people don't understand you but they respect you. When you avoid the truth they understand you but don't respect you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

Never ignore an important truth merely because of the amount of work it would take to accept it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

34

The difference between the expert and the average in any field is the speed at which they adapt to reality.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

35

The most valuable truths are the hardest to hear.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

36

Social media is full of people that say look how amazing my life is ... but that's not real. No one's life is amazing all the time.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

37

It’s easier to believe that something else is holding us back from what we want than to face the reality that we hold ourselves back.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

38

I’m increasingly convinced the important question to ask is not, “What is true?” But rather, “When is this true?”

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

39

When I was young, I thought other people could give me wisdom. Now that I’m older, I know this isn’t true.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

40

One of the biggest myths in marketing is that you need multiple channels to succeed. Find one channel that works and ride it to the top.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

41

The voice inside your head shapes what you see, think, and feel. It protects your ego, even if that means distorting reality.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

42

Groups can’t admit to their members that they were wrong. That’s why when they lose in public, they fall back to conspiracy theories.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

43

A simple explanation for a large amount of human behavior: Most days, we'd rather be wrong with the crowd than be right by ourselves. The reward of belonging to the tribe and being accepted is often greater than the reward of winning an argument, looking smart, or finding truth.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

44

The harsh irony of organic social media marketing: The best way to leverage social media as a marketing tool is to rarely use it to explicitly market what it is that you’re selling

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

45

If reality was a fictional show, we'd be rolling our eyes at writers who couldn't wrap up a single story line before kicking off the next.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

46

People often hold a particular belief or state an opinion because of what it signals to others in that moment not because it will be accurate in the long run. Belonging, acceptance, and praise from the people we care about frequently overpowers the quest for truth and accuracy.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

47

The real truths are heresies. They cannot be spoken. Only discovered, whispered, and perhaps read.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

48

Knowledge is either from direct experience or from verifiable, falsifiable science. There is knowledge that is transmitted but not verifiable / falsifiable, and this knowledge is indistinguishable from that which is false.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

49

The uncomfortable truth: You are in control.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

50

We don’t tell ourselves the truth because it’s easier to protect our view of ourselves and the world than it is to change our minds.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish