Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.
Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
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.
There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
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.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
I quote others only to better express myself.
Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.