It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
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 happiness of society is the end of government.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
It isn't enough to talk about peace; one must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it; one must work at it.
I quote others only to better express myself.
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 everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
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 suffers from too much analysis.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
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.