True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. Seneca the Younger
True works of art contain their own theory and give us the measurement according to which we should judge them. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, letter to Johann Friedrich Cotta
Truth is a pain which will not stop. And the truth of this world is to die. You must choose: either dying or lying. Louis-Ferdinand Céline , "Journey to the End of the Night"
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it. Mark Twain, "Following the Equator"