The happiness of society is the end of government.
It is not worthy of a speaker of truth to curse people.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
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.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
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 victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
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.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.
I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
Never apologise for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologise for the truth.
It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.