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All truths are easy to understand
by Galileo Galilei

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

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You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it,
can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing
else in the universe to do.
- Galileo Galilei

I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
- Galileo Galilei

 

Facts which at first seem improbable will,
even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has
hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
- Galileo Galilei

Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.
- Galileo Galilei

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
- Galileo Galilei

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Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
- Galileo Galilei

If I were again beginning my studies,
I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
- Galileo Galilei

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.
- Galileo Galilei

Nature is relentless and unchangeable,
and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons
and actions are understandable to man or not.
- Galileo Galilei

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't
learn something from him.
- Galileo Galilei

It vexes me when they would constrain science by the
authority of the Scriptures,
and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
- Galileo Galilei

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven,
not the way the heavens go.
- Galileo Galilei

We must say that there are as many squares as there are numbers.
- Galileo Galilei

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them
discover it within themselves.
- Galileo Galilei

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
- Galileo Galilei

The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable
stars planted together in clusters.
- Galileo Galilei

I think that in the discussion of natural problems
we ought to begin not with the Scriptures,
but with experiments, and demonstrations.
- Galileo Galilei

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Truths and roses have thorns about them.
- Henry David Thoreau

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage:
the wife is in charge.
- Bill Cosby

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to
truths being in and out of favor.
- Robert Frost

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths
that give life perspective and meaning.
- Criswell Freeman

When you are tempted to judge,
may you be reminded that we are ALL ONE,
and that every thought you think reverberates
across the universe touching everyone and everything.
- from the Simple Truths movie May You Be Blessed

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths
for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
- Ernest Renan

The personal life deeply lived
always expands into truths beyond itself.
- Anais Nin

Advertisements contain the only truths
to be relied on in a newspaper.
- Thomas Jefferson

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
- Jean Rostand

Justifying faith is not a naked assent to the truths of the gospel.
- William Gurnall

We receive the truths of science by compulsion.
Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them.
- Chauncey Wright

You never know what you will learn till you start writing.
Then you discover truths you never knew existed.
- Anita Brookner

We call first truths those we discover after all the others.
- Albert Camus

There are truths which are not for all men,
nor for all times.
- Voltaire

It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
- Neil Gaiman

The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths.
- George Lloyd

A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.
- Marina Tsvetaeva

Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
- Blaise Pascal

History warns us that it is the customary fate of new
truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
- Thomas Huxley

All truths begin as hearsay, as far as I'm concerned.
- Matt Drudge

Truths begin by a conflict with the police -
and end by calling them in.
- Emile M. Cioran

The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.
- William James

Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
- Thomas Huxley

But he is unworthy the name of a minister of the gospel of peace,
who is unwilling, not only to have his name cast out as evil,
but also to die for the truths of the Lord Jesus.
- George Whitefield

When a truth is necessary, the reason for it can be found by analysis,
that is, by resolving it into simpler ideas and truths
until the primary ones are reached.
- Gottfried Leibniz

Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Better to illuminate than merely to shine,
to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
- Thomas Aquinas

All significant truths are private truths.
As they become public they cease to become truths;
they become facts,
or at best, part of the public character;
or at worst,
catchwords.
- T. S. Eliot

It is a very lonely life that a man leads,
who becomes aware of truths before their times.
- Thomas Reed

We have already done so much that people call dynamics.
Look at the bumblebee being unaware of scientific truths,
goes ahead and flies anyway.
If it is possible, we will do it here.
- Tom Hopkins

We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths.
For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret,
and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets.
- Howard Barker

The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

There are many great truths which we do not deny,
and which nevertheless we do not fully believe.
- Joshua Willis Alexander

Official truths are often powerful illusions.
- John Pilger

In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
- Graham Greene

Short, successful military adventures are as effective
as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths.
- John Stockwell

If history is any indication, all truths will eventually turn out to be false.
- Dean Kamen

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth.
While truths, on which eternal things depend,
can hardly find a single friend.
- William Cowper

Music tells no truths.
- Philip James Bailey

Few new truths have ever won their way against the
resistance of established ideas save by being overstated.
- Isaiah Berlin

The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles,
his resurrection and ascension, remain eternal truths,
whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts.
- David Friedrich Strauss

But romantic vision can also lead one away from certain very hard,
ugly truths about life that are important to know.
- Donna Tartt

In this connection, faith and experience teach us many
truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by
the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings.
- Nicolas Malebranche

We have overcome the notion that mathematical truths
have an existence independent and apart from our own minds.
It is even strange to us that such a notion could ever have existed.
- James Newman

But it is strange how many rational beings believe
the ultimate truths of the universe to be reducible
to patterns on a blackboard.
- Frederick Pollock


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