Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
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.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
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.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
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.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else
Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
Truth, like light blind. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.
There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.