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.
To be honest, one must be inconsistent.
It is not truth that matters, but victory
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
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.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.