One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
I quote others only to better express myself.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
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.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace
Adversity is the first path to 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.
If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
It is not worthy of a speaker of truth to curse people.
There is nothing true anywhere, The true is nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not the true one.
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.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
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 lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.