If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
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.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most.
If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
Truth suffers from too much analysis.
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.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
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.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.