Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.
Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.
The truth is, I have absolutely no professional credentials – literally, which is why I’m teaching at MIT.
Truth is what works.
My only fixed truth is a belief in people: a conviction that if people have the opportunity to act freely and the power to control their own destinies, they’ll generally reach the right decisions.
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
As a Christian, I’m passionately opposed to American pretensions that we have special standing with God; to political office-seekers who play on our religious differences; and to the religious arrogance that says, ‘Our truth is the only truth.’
For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.