A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life
Tell your friend a lie. If he keeps it secret, then tell him the truth.
Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
The object of the superior man is truth.
What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy
is a near kin to falsehood.
Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth
Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness
Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
It is difficult to separate, at times, the myth from the truth.
What a myth never contains is the critical power to separate its truth from its errors.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection...
Swords are weapons. The way of swords is the way to kill. However you dress it up in righteousness, killing is your truth
An enemy is anyone who tells the truth about you.
The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority
The wine-cup is the little silver well,
Where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell.
Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.
When Wine enters, out goes the Truth
Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.