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.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
Love truth, but pardon error.
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
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
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.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.
Truth, like light blind. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.
But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.