There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.
Don't lie to me. Don't deceive me. Give me the truth. Even if it breaks me. A painful truth is better than a pleasant lie.
Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating.
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
People can choose between the sweet lie or the bitter truth. I say the bitter truth, but many people don't want to hear it.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
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.
Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.
Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.
I believe that the people, instead of pretty lies, should be told the truth, no matter how ugly it may be. What can we do, destiny hasn't been kind to us; but, with the help of God, we will prevail.
The poor tell us who we are, the prophets tell us who we could be, so we hide the poor, and kill the prophets.
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