It takes a certain ingenuous faith- but I have it -to believe that people who read and reflect more likely than not come to judge things with liberality and truth.
The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Never apologise for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologise for the truth.
Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.