Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
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.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
It is not worthy of a speaker of truth to curse people.
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Truth, like light blind. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.
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 is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
The happiness of society is the end of government.