It isn't enough to talk about peace; one must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it; one must work at it.
Truth suffers from too much analysis.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
I quote others only to better express myself.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
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.
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.
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.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
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 first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
It is not worthy of a speaker of truth to curse people.