The happiness of society is the end of government.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
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.
I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
Love truth, but pardon error.
It is not truth that matters, but victory
Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
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.