Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
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.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
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.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else
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.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Truth, like light blind. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.