A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
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.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
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.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
It is not truth that matters, but victory
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
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.
There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.