A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
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.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
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.
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
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.
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.
Love truth, but pardon error.
Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.
Adversity is the first path to truth.