A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
Man can embody truth bet he cannot know it.
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
Art-speech is the only truth. An artist is usually a damned liar, but his art, if it be art, will tell you the truth of his day.
Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.
We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
The truth is - I found myself doing these huge action-adventure movies, and um, and which are cool man. And I really love doing them. And thankfully I haven't had too much dialogue, because if I had I would have really made a mess of it. You know what I mean?
A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.