I believe that the scientist is trying to expand absolute truth and the artist absolute beauty, so that I find in art and science, and in an attempt to live a good life, all the religion I want.J(ohn) B(urdon) S(anderson) Haldane: 1931Living Philosophies.
Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.Hunter S(tockton) Thompson: 1973 'Fear and Loathing at the Superbowl', in Rolling Stone, 15 Feb.
The friends of totalitarianism in this country tend to argue that since absolute truth is not attainable, a big lie is no worse than a little lie.George pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair Orwell: 1946 'The Prevention of Literature', in Polemic, Jan.
L'absurde est la notion essentielle et la premie' re ve rite . The absurd is the fundamental idea and the first truth.Albert Camus: 1942 Le Mythe de Sisyphe ( The Myth of Sisyphus,1955).
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at negroes in every waking moment of their lives, to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.king, martin luther, jr.: 1967 Speech at the Christian leadership conference, Atlanta, 16 Aug.
Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature.1926 Interview in the San Francisco Bulletin, 22 Jan.
Il n'e tait pas menteur, il avouait la ve rite et disait qu'il e tait cruel. He was not a liar. He admitted the truth and said that he was cruel.Comte de properly Isidore Ducasse Lautre amont: 1868 Les Chants de Maldoror, pt.1.
Those grave fellows are my aversion who sift everything with the utmost nicety, and find the malignity of a lie in a piece of humour, pushed a little beyond exact truth.Sir Richard Steele: 1713 In the Guardian, no.42, 29 Apr.
The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.Malcolm Stanley Bradbury: 1965 Stepping Westward, bk.2, ch.5.
To love one maiden only, cleave to her, And worship her by years of noble deeds, Until they won her; for indeed I knew Of no more subtle master under heaven Than is the maiden passion for a maid, Not only to keep down the base in man, But teach high thought, and aimable words And courtliness, and the desire of fame, And love of truth, and all that makes man.Tennyson: 1859 Idylls of the King,'Guinevere', l.472-80.