It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
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.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
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.
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
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.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of 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.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.
The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
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.
Love truth, but pardon error.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.