Archive for the 'Truth Quotes' Category

“The future belongs to those…” Eleanor Roosevelt

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“He who asks is a…” Chinese Proverb

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb

“Where we have strong emotions…” Carl Sagan

“Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” Carl Sagan

“A taste for irony has…” Jessamyn West

“A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.” Jessamyn West

“Education is what survives when…” B. F. Skinner

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” B. F. Skinner

“A man with a watch…” Segal’s Law

“A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.” Segal’s Law

“Real knowledge is to know…” Confucius

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucius

“The significance of man is…” Carl Becker

“The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it.” Carl Becker

“Honesty is the first chapter…” Thomas Jefferson

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of Wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson

“Trying to determine what is…” Ben Hecht

“Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.” Ben Hecht

“If a man will begin…” Francis Bacon

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.” Francis Bacon

“It isn’t that they can’t…” G.K. Chesterton

“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.” G.K. Chesterton

“We don’t see things…” Anais Nin

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” Anais Nin

“If the only tool…” Abraham Maslow

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” Abraham Maslow

“When a thing is funny…” George Bernard Shaw

“When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.” George Bernard Shaw

“Everything you can imagine…” Pablo Picasso

“Everything you can imagine is real.” Pablo Picasso

“Man is the only animal…” William Hazlitt

“Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.” William Hazlitt

“The truth does not change…” Flannery O’Connor

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” Flannery O’Connor

“There are no passengers…” Marshall McLuhan

“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.” Marshall McLuhan

“We cannot but desire…” Blaise Pascal

“We cannot but desire truth and happiness, but we are incapable of certainty or happiness.”   – Blaise Pascal