|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Magna est veritas, et prevalebit.|
Truth is powerful, and she will prevail.
|Truth is Gods daughter.|
Spanish Proverb.Quoted by Trench in his Lectures on the Proverbs. Lect. 6.
|And all the people then shouted, and said, Great is truth, and mighty above all things.|
1 Esdras, Chap. iv. Ver. 41.
|Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?|
St. John, Chap. xviii. Ver. 38.
|But what is truth? Twas Pilates question put|
To Truth itself, that deignd him no reply.
Cowper.The Task, Book III. Line 270.
|Time shall approve the truth.|
Dryden.The Æneid, Book VIII. (The Vision.)
|Truth is brought to light by time.|
Tacitus.from Ramage, Pa. 383.
| Truth is truth|
To the end of reckoning.
Shakespeare.Measure for Measure, Act V. Scene 1. (Isabel to the Duke.)
|Princes, like beauties, from their youth|
Are strangers to the voice of truth.
Gay.Fable I. Line 5.
|I hope there be truths.|
Shakespeare.Measure for Measure, Act II. Scene 1. (Clown to Moth.)
|Tell truth, and shame the devil.|
Swift.Mary to Dr. Sheridan; Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part I. Act III. Scene 1.
|Tis strange, but true; for truth is always strange;|
Stranger than fiction.
Byron.Don Juan, Canto XIV. Stanza 101.
|Truth and fiction are so aptly mixd|
That all seems uniform, and of a piece.
Roscommon.Horaces Art of Poetry.
|When fiction rises pleasing to the eye,|
Men will believe, because they love the lie;
But truth herself, if clouded with a frown,
Must have some solemn proof to pass her down.
Churchill.Epi. to Hogarth, Line 291.
|No words suffice the secret soul to show,|
For truth denies all eloquence to woe.
Byron.The Corsair, Canto III. Stanza 22.
|Where love in all its glory shines,|
And truth is drawn in fairest lines.
Dr. Beddome.A Hymn, Verse 1.
|How sweet the words of truth, breathed from the lips of love!|
Beattie.The Minstrel, Book II. Verse 53; Line last.
|For truth has such a face and such a mien,|
As to be loved needs only to be seen.
Dryden.The Hind and Panther, Part I. Line 33.
|Truth, in sunny vest arrayd.|
Collins.Ode on the Poetical Character.
|Truths divine came mended from that tongue.|
Pope.Eloisa to Abelard, Line 66.
|Still listning to his tuneful tongue,|
The truths which angels might have sung;
Divine impressd their gentle sway
And sweetly stole my soul away.
Vanessa.Ode to Spring. (Roscoes Life of Swift.)
|Truth is unwelcome, however divine.|
Cowper.The Flatting Mill, Verse 6.
| The dignity of truth is lost|
With much protesting.
Ben Jonson.Catiline, Act III. Scene 2.
|Truth is sunk in the deep.|
Yonges Cicero.Academical Quest., Page 20, quoting Democritus.
|Truth to her old cavern fled.|
Pope.The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 641.
|The sages say, dame Truth delights to dwell,|
Strange mansion! in the bottom of a well.
Dr. Wolcott.Birth-day Ode.