Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.
It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.
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.
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.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
The truth is more important than the facts.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
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.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
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.
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace...Peace will be the last word of history.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.