The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Truth is a tendency.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
It is not worthy of a speaker of truth to curse people.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
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.
Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.
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.
Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
To be honest, one must be inconsistent.
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.