"Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Shel Silverstein on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Shel Silverstein on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Shel Silverstein on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Shel Silverstein on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Shel Silverstein on Winston Churchill
"To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something."
"Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary."
"He has the obligation to society that any human being has. I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation to society than a bricklayer or anybody else."
"I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins."