When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. 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.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.
I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.
There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I appeal from your customs. I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whateverinly rejoices me, and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own.
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.
We should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
In friendship we find nothing false or insincere; everything is straight forward, and springs from the heart.
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
Well, most men have bound thier eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion.? This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, author of a few lies, but false in all particulars.? Thier every? truth is not quite true.? Thier two is not the? real two, thier four is not the real four; so that every word they say chagrins us and we know not where to begin to set them right.?Meantime nature is not slow to equip us in the prison uniform of the party to which we adhere.? We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and aquire, by degrees, the gentlest asinine expression.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering.
Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of this world, all things are weighed by the false scale of custom.
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.