You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours.
What else is life but always bidding farewell?”
Loyalty is a noble quality, so long as it is not blind and does not exclude the higher loyalty to truth and decency.
The search for the truth for truth's sake is the mark of the historian.
Truth, to be convincing, should be specific.
An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.
Truth's like a fire, and will burn through and be seen.
“Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.”
Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and life.
An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains.
The hardest thing to teach young writers is that it's wonderful to tell your truth. And that's what you should do. But it damn well better be beautiful.
“fiction is the great lie that tells the truth”
Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning.
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
“money distorts truth like a hippo in a thong.”
The human mind is a delusion generator, not a window to truth.
“The human mind is a delusion generator, not a window to trurh.”
With few words, one can speak the truth.
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
I am easily satisfied with the best.
You rely too much on brain. The brain is the most overrated organ.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.