A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else
But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.
No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.
Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
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.
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.
I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.