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.
It is not worthy of a speaker of truth to curse people.
Never apologise for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologise for the truth.
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace
Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the 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.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
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.
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.