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Friends have suggested that I am the least qualified person to talk about happiness because I am often down and sometimes profoundly depressed. But I think that's where my qualification comes from. Because to know happiness it helps to know unhappiness.


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Young feminists have been sold a bill of goods about American feminism. The enormous changes in women over the past 40 years are constantly and falsely attributed to the organized women's movement of the late 1960s and '70s.

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false the second to know that which is true.

It is astonishing what force purity and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.

The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly but we consider it false and despise its adherents.

Say what you want to say about the rest of his presidency including his tone-deaf response to Katrina and a war waged in Iraq on false pretenses Bush connected with Americans in the aftermath of 9/11 because he looked as frail and unforgiving as we felt.

Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood isn't it?

To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be.

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.

The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.

A biblical false prophet was a servant of the devil attempting to lead people away from the truth.

Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts and will always bear up against falsehood as oil does above water.

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.

Truth may be stretched but cannot be broken and always gets above falsehood as does oil above water.

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay falsehood by haste and uncertainty.

Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be equally outraged by silence.

The greatest truth is honesty and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything making everything vulgar and every truth false.

Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood for the good or evil side.

It is possible to be a master in false philosophy easier in fact than to be a master in the truth because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases.

It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations but truth has only one mode of being.

Falsehood is easy truth so difficult.

The opposite of a fact is falsehood but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.