Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
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.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace...Peace will be the last word of history.
Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most.
The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
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.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
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.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
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.
Truth suffers from too much analysis.
A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.