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.
Truth suffers from too much analysis.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
It is not truth that matters, but victory
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
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.
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 we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
There is no 'way to peace,' there is only '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.
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.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist