Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.
The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.
I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak, and another to hear.
As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.
A misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
It is a difficult task, Oh citizens, to make speeches to the belly, which has no ears.