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Thought:

"Thought provides consolation for everything and remedies for everything. If ever it hurts you, ask it to heal the injury it has done you, and it will do it."
   (Chamfort)

Time:

"Time is like a river made up of the events which happen"
   (Aurelius)

"Time is the greatest innovator."
   (Bacon)

Truth:

"It is man that makes the truth great, not truth that makes man great."
   (Confucius)

"The truth is always modern, and there never comes a time when it is safe to give it voice."
   (Clarence S. Darrow)

"Political truth is libel; religious truth, blasphemy."
   (William Hazlitt)

"The greatness of man consists in saying what is true, and in acting according to Nature."
   (Heraclitus)

"I care about truth not for truth's sake but for my own."
   (Samuel Butler II)

"It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place."
   (Mencken)

"Everybody is a bit right; nobody is completely right or completely wrong."
   (Rosenstock-Huessy)

"Maybe nothing is completely true, not even this."
   (Multatuli)

"Every truth has its sect, and each sect is truth."
   (Chinese proverb)

"The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear."
   (H. Agar)

"Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth."
   (Aristotle)

"Veil upon veil will lift - but there must be
  Veil upon veil behind."
   (Sir Edwin Arnold)

"What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer."
   (Bacon)

 Original: Mar 26, 2005                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top