Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
To be honest, one must be inconsistent.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
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.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
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.