There is onlyone cure for the evilswhichnewlyacquired freedom produces; and that is freedom The blaze of truth and liberty mayat first dazzle and bewilder nations which have become half blind in the house of bondage. But let them gaze on, and they will soon be able to bear it.1st Baron: 1825 'Milton', in the Edinburgh Review, Aug.
Sentences which simply express moral judgements do not say anything. Theyare pure expressions of feeling and as such donot come under the categoryof truth and falsehood.SirAlfred Jules Ayer: 1936 Language, Truth and Logic, ch.6.
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.
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.
A lie can travel halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on. See Spurgeon 811:41.1976 Speech in the House of Commons, Nov.
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).
Of all the inanimate objects, of all men's creations, books are the nearest to us, for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to truth, and our persistent leaning towards error.But most of all they resemble us in their precarious hold on life.Sir William Neil pseudonym Cassandra Connor: 1905 'Books'.
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.
I always divide people into two groups. Those who live by what they know to be a lie, and those who live by what they believe, falsely, to be the truth.Christopher Hampton: 1970 The Philanthropist.
Thereisa certainbasis oftruth inthefear thatthe Russian government is beginning to have of communism, for communism isTsarist autocracy turned upside down.Alexander Ivanovich Herzen: 1861-7 Byloe i dumy (My Past and Thoughts, translated by Constance Garnett,1924).
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,'that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.john keats: 1820 Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and Other Poems,'Ode on a Grecian Urn', stanza 5.
But it's the truth even if it didn't happen.Ken Elton Kesey: 1962 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, pt.1.
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.
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.
It is almost impossible to bear the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing someone's beard.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg: c.1779-1783 Aphorisms, Notebook G (translated by R J Hollingdale,1990).
Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.john milton: 1642 The Reason of Church Government, bk.2, introduction, 'Plans and Projects'.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.Pablo Ruiz y Picasso: Quoted in DoreAshton Picasso on Art (1972).
Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.1975 Selected Poems: In Five Sets, preface.
Nothing leadsthescientist soastrayas a prematuretruth.jean rostand: 1939 'Pense es d'un Biologiste', collected inTheSubstance of Man (translated by Irma Brandeis,1962).
For seasons change, And order, truth, and beauty range, Adjust, attract, and fill: The grass the polyanthus cheques; And polished porphyry reflects, By the descending rill.Christopher Smart: ADORATION1763 A Song to David, stanza 52.
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.
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.
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.
She say,Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for himtoshow. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.Alice Malsenior Walker: 1985 Shug.The Color Purple.