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Proverbs containing the word Truth

What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals

A sober man keeps a guard on his tongue, holding back anything he wishes to hide. Strong drinks unseals his lips and he tells everything. A... Read more →

The truth will out

Truth cannot be concealed indefinitely. A similar proverb is Murder will out. As Shakespeare make a character say in The Merchant of Venice:... Read more →

Truth is stranger than fiction

More curious things happen in real life than have ever been invented by writers of sensational stories. We often use the saying when we hear of... Read more →

The sting of a reproach is the truth of it

We can endure unjust reproaches, for we know that we do not deserve them. It is only when they are justified that they fill us with shame.

Speak the truth and shame the devil

Speak the truth boldly in defiance of strong temptation to tell lies.

Murder will out

Murder cannot be concealed indefinitely. As Dryden wrote in The Cock and the Fox: Murder may pass unpunish'd for a time, But tardy justice will... Read more →

A liar is not believed when he tells the truth

He is the mischievous young shepherd who roused the village a number of times by crying 'Wolf!' when there was no wolf. The time arrived when a... Read more →

In wine there is truth

A sober man keeps a guard on his tongue, holding back anything he wishes to hide. Strong drink unseals his lips and he tells everything. Hence a... Read more →

In vino veritas

This is the original Latin version of the proverb In wine there is truth.