When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
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.
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Truth is simple. Very simple - so simple that a child can understand it. In fact, so simple that only a child can understand it. Unless you become a child again you will not be able to understand it.
I think the point about ActionAid is what it's asking people to do is engage with poor people in developing countries and understand what their lives are like and understand how the way we live our lives impacts on theirs.
Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone! Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it.
I would rather discover a single causal connection than win the throne of Persia.
The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
The reader of these Memoirs will discover that I never had any fixed aim before my eyes, and that my system, if it can be called a system, has been to glide away unconcernedly on the stream of life, trusting to the wind wherever it led.
I think the situation in Toronto is such that there are funding organizations which make it easy for a film to raise more money than it needs and very often that works against a film.
Only entropy comes easy.
Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering laws and applying them with thought.
The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society.
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.