The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.
By space the universe encompasses me and swallows me up like an atom; by thought I comprehend the world.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place - service - social service - the ants creed, the bees creed.
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world, and the most dangerous.
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.
In the struggle between yourself and the world second the world.
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
I would vote for the man who's lived life, who's done different occupations, who's been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I'd vote for experience, honest experience.
Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.
Truth and the knowledge of the ages are often the hardest and most intangible thing to learn in life. But, once comprehended and fully understood, they will provide the possessor with a wealth of wisdom and insight more valuable than both gold and diamonds combined.
They say I was a bad Batman, that it was my fault, that I buried the franchise. But the truth is, it was a big project. I was pretty intimidated in that world. I did the best I could in the situation I was given.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of this world, all things are weighed by the false scale of custom.
It's wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn't all about me.
Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No.12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose.
Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.