Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. I am the fellow citizen of every being that thinks; my country is Truth.
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.
"It can't happen here" is number one on the list of famous last words.
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?
Tell a lie loud enough and long enough and people will believe it.
... the greater part of the population is not very intelligent, dreads responsibility, and desires nothing better than to be told what to do. Provided the rulers do not interfere with its material comforts and its cherished beliefs, it is perfectly happy to let itself be ruled.
It is better to go near the truth and be imprisoned than to stay with the wrong and roam about freely, master Galilei. In fact, getting attached to falsity is terrible slavery, and real freedom is only next to the right.
Truths are immortal, my dear friend; they are immortal like God! What we call a falsity is like a fruit; it has a certain number of days; it is bound to decay. Whereas, what we call truth is like gold; days, months, even centuries can hide gold, can overlook it but they can never make it decay.
But just one gram of suspicion weighs heavier than a kilo of truth!
Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long. Good things come to those who wait.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
What is, is; and what ain't, ain't
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Hypocrisy, false labels, can create slogans but no poems; propaganda but not life: there are no roots, there are no realities to nurture creative work.
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
The psychologists and the metaphysicians wrangle endlessly over the nature of the thinking process in man, but no matter how violently they differ otherwise they all agree that it has little to do with logic and is not much conditioned by overt facts.
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
Truth is not a matter of argumentation and conviction; it is not the outcome of opinion.
Things omitted are often more deadly than errors committed.
The individual point of view is the only point of view from which one is able to look at the world in its truth.
When we take one step toward the Self, It takes nine steps towards us.
If you know that everything comes from the mind, don't become attached. Once attached, you're unaware. But once you see your own nature, the entire Canon becomes so much prose. It's thousands of sutras and shastras only amount to a clear mind. Understanding comes in midsentence. What good are doctri
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Funny how people despise platitudes, when they are usually the truest thing going. A thing has to be pretty true before it gets to be a platitude....
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
What a myth never contains is the critical power to separate its truth from its errors.
The ability to ask questions is the greatest resource in learning the truth.