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.
There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.
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.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
Love truth, but pardon error.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
It is not worthy of a speaker of truth to curse people.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.
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.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Truth is a tendency.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.