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 essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
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.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
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.
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
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.
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.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace...Peace will be the last word of history.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
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.
There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
Truth suffers from too much analysis.
Never apologise for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologise for the truth.
Adversity is the first path to truth.