Platitudes are safe, because they're easy to wink at, but truth is something else again.
From the very nature of progress, all ages must be transitional. If they were not, the world would be at a stand-still and death would speedily ensue. It is one of the tamest of platitudes but it is always introduced by a flourish of trumpets.Gertrude Stein
platitudes are safe, because they're easy to wink at, but truth is something else again.
Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.
Base words are uttered only by the base And can for such at once be understood; But noble platitudes ah, there's a case Where the most careful scrutiny is needed To tell a voice that's genuinely good From one that's base but merely has succeeded.wystan hugh auden
There is a geographical element in all belief-saying what seem profound truths in India have a way of seeming enormous platitudes in England, and vice versa . Perhaps the fundamental difference is that beneath a tropical sun individuality seems less distinct and the loss of it less important.george orwell
Authority is permission to spew platitudes to people below you.rob payne
The Republicans stroke platitudes until they purr like epigrams.adlai stevenson
Authority is permission to spew platitudes to people below you.
Most of our platitudes notwithstanding, self-deception remains the most difficult deception. The tricks that work on others count for nothing in that very well-lit back alley where one keeps assignations with oneself: no winning smiles will do here, no prettily drawn lists of good intentions.
Genuine disarmament will not come on its own or by platitudes at special sessions of the United Nations on disarmament, although, I was among the first to propose such a conference eighteen years ago.
The tolerant and open atmosphere of their childhood had enabled them to see through Hitler 's platitudes at the Nuremberg Rally, when the brother and sister were members of Nazi youth organizations. Nearly all their peers were completely won over by the Führer, whereas Hans and Sophie had other, higher expectations of human nature , not shared by their comrades, against which they could measure Hitler.