The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
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.
I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.
Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.
Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
There is nothing true anywhere, The true is nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not the true one.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
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.
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.