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.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Truth, like light blind. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
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.
When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace
Love truth, but pardon error.
The truth is more important than the facts.
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.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.
I quote others only to better express myself.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Peace begins with a smile..
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.