Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you 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.
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
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.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
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 better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.