One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
Gossip is called gossip because it's not always the truth.
It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
The truth is lived, not taught.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't!
The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.
Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
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.
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.
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.