Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you 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.
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
Peace begins with a smile..
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I quote others only to better express myself.
Love truth, but pardon error.
No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.
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.
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
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.