Very few people really care about freedom, about liberty, about the truth, very few. Very few people have guts, the kind of guts on which a real democracy has to depend. Without people with that sort of guts a free society dies or cannot be born.
Truth is always exciting. Speak it then. Life is dull without it.
A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes that there is no virtue but on his own side.
Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book.
The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.
If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
The first casualty when war comes is truth.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
Just as those who do not love Plato more than truth cannot pass beyond the threshold of Academe, so those who do not love beauty more than truth never know the inmost shrine of art.
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth.
Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.
Whoever satisfies the soul is truth.
The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
We taste and feel and see the truth. We do not reason ourselves into it.
No, we don't need more sleep. It's our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need Magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don't need more sleep, we need to wake up and live.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously.
Family does not mean: keeping secrets, walking on eggshells, lying to keep the peace, pretending others are healthy when they are not, tiptoeing around the truth, attending events that derail myu healing process, defending poor choices, engaging in toxic behavior, remaning loyal to destructive patterns, or sacrificing my needs in an attempt to fix or save others.
Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right.
Man would rather live within a comfortable lie,
than in the uncomfortable truth.
The only people who are mad at you for speaking the Truth, are the people who are living a lie.
Keep speaking the Truth.
There are very few people in your life who will openly tell you things you need to hear, rather than want you want to hear, no matter the consequences. Recognize those people early and always keep them close. They'll keep you going, they'll keep you sane, they'll humble you.
Doubt thou, the stars are fire; doubt thou that the sun dot move; doubt thou that the truth to be a liar; but never doubt I love.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. Honesty is telling the truth to other people.
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
Know this: Some people will not hear you regardless how much, how loud, how truthful, how loving or how profound you speak. Wish them well and let them go.
The problem with learning the truth about things is that you lose the confidence that comes from being dumb.
How much great minds have suffered for the truth in every age and time.
The truth of truths is love.
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
A big lie is more plausible than the truth.
A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
Truth is truth, even if it comes from an enemy and if it is spoken with malice.
A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
What happens when your love of truth becomes more important to you than what others think of you.
The truth is more important than the facts.
The truth is, most of us believe in trying to make other people happy, only if they can be happy in ways which we can approve.
The nobler the truth or sentiment, the less imports the question of authorship.
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
Champagne, if you seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector.
Truth is like a dog whistle, only certain people can hear it.