Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.
Honesty lies in understanding our close and necessary relationship with not wanting to hear the truth.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests.
You can’t get there alone. People have to help you, and I do believe in karma. I believe in paybacks. You get people to help you by telling the truth, by being earnest.
When I was a boy, the priest, my uncle, carefully inculcated upon me this proverb, which I then learned and have ever since kept in my mind: ‘Dico tibi verum, Libertas optima rerum; Nunquam servili, sub nexu vivito, fili.’ ‘I tell you a truth: Liberty is the best of things, my son; never live under any slavish bond.’
Truth is powerful and it prevails.
From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.