A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
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.
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
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.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
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.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.