Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
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.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
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.
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.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
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.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.
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.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
Love truth, but pardon error.