Monday, May 02, 2005

Quotes about Truth

I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the great mirror of truth up before the world; I dreamed only of being a little pocket mirror, the sort that a woman can carry in her purse; one that reflects small blemishes, and some great beauties, when held close enough to the heart.  ~Peter Altenberg The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.  ~William James Men ardently pursue truth, assuming it will be angels' bread when found.  ~W. MacNeile Dixon There is no god higher than truth.  ~Mahatma Gandhi Truth has very few friends and those few are suicides.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin The trouble about man is twofold.  He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.  ~Rebecca West It will never be possible by pure reason to arrive at some absolute truth.  ~Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy Truth is rarely writ in ink; it lives in

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