The happiness of society is the end of government.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
Truth, like light blind. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.