We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?
Every decent and well-spoken individual affects and sways me more than is right.? I ought to go upright and vital and speak the rude truth in all ways.
There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them.
I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
The soul raised over passion beholds identity and eternal causation, perceives the self-existance of Truth and Right, and calms itself with knowing that all things go well.
So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
Not that I want everything right now; but I do want everything.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
You send a boy to school in order to make friends of the right sort.
Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they're afraid that they'll be forgotten. And in America they're quite right. They will be.
I have the right to interpretation as a dramatist. I research. It's my responsibility to find the research. It's my responsibility to digest it and do the best that I can with it. But at a certain point that responsibility will become an interpretation.
Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
Right now I'm pretty single... My career is my boyfriend.
He who awaits much can expect little.
We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect... but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs.
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society.
Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.