A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
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.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
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.
Truth, like light blind. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
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.
No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.