The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.
It is not truth that matters, but victory
If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
Love truth, but pardon error.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
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.
Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.