The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
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.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Never apologise for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologise for the truth.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
Truth suffers from too much analysis.
I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.
I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
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 monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
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.