31 Quotes About Denying the Truth


There are many denials we are confronted with in our lives. When we suffer through denial, we are left with a lacking of truth. Thee quotes about denying the truth warn against putting to much faith in the lies we are presented with in our lifetime.

“Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.”

“Debate is so much better than denial.”

“Denial has been a way of life for me for many years. I actually believe in denial.”

“Denial, panic, threats, anger – those are very human responses to feeling guilt.”

“Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.”

“Hope is the denial of reality.”

“I am in denial about sport. I refuse to accept that I watch it. I am not the kind of man who watches sport.”

“I don’t know if real courage lies in storming barricades or simply not denying the truth.”

“I suppose it’s a very highly developed form of denial, but some part of me completely denies that I’m a performer.”

“I think most of the art now is involved with a denial of any kind of absolute morality, or general morality.”

“I think the greatest illusion we have is that denial protects us. It’s actually the biggest distortion and lie. In fact, staying asleep is what’s killing us.”

“I’m an actor. 99.9% of all actors in the world have been in denial towards the military.”

“In one way, I suppose, I have been ‘in denial’ for some time, knowingly burning the candle at both ends and finding that it often gives a lovely light.”

“It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do because we feed ourselves so much denial.”

“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.”

“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”

“No denial of the truth will ever invalidate it.”

“Nothing good ever comes out of denying the truth about our situation.”

“Parents are in denial a lot of the time – everybody knows what they did as a teenager, but somehow, when they grow up, it all disappears.”

“Precisely because white denial has long trumped claims of racism, people of color tend to underreport their experiences with racial bias rather than exaggerate them.”

“Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.”

“Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.”

“She’s probably in denial that she’s a great big ball of insecurity and I’m quite well aware that I am one.”

“The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it.”

“The U.S. Government hasn’t maintained secrecy regarding UFOs. It’s been leaking out all over the place. But the way it’s been handled is by denial, by denying the truth of the documents that have leaked.”

“There is no more defiant denial of one man’s ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed.”

“To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.”

“True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.”

“We might say that psychoanalysis revealed to us the complex penalties of denying the truth of man’s condition, what we might call the costs of pretending not to be mad.”

“We wanted to see this country win the war just as much as those advisors did. We felt we would help to do that by reporting the truth. And so there was the moral outrage over this general and the ambassador in Saigon who kept denying the truth we would see.”

“You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.”

Many people are left living a lie.

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