A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else
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.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.
There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
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.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
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.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.