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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

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Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care,
for speech is but the dialer of thoughts,
and every fool can plainly read in your words what
is the hour of your thoughts.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

I perceived how that it was impossible to establish
the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were
plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.
- William Tyndale

It was irritating to have one's physical shortcomings
pointed out quite so plainly twice in one evening,
once by a beautiful girl and once by a dying badger.
- Tom Holt

 

It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth
as plainly and precisely as we can.
- Sargent Shriver

Love is a quicksilver word; though you see plainly where it is,
you have only to put your finger on it to find that
it is not there but someplace else.
- Morton Hunt

The reason Ronald Reagan gets slammed for having so
badly exacerbated the problem of deficit spending is
that he so plainly deserves it.
- Daniel Keys Moran

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I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body:
they transmit movement to it.
- Henri Bergson

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled
essence of our past behavior.
- Logan P. Smith

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can,
but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation,
but to be understood.
- William Penn

It is in this power of saying everything,
and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.
- John Ruskin

It is what it is, and it ain't nothin' else...
Everything is clearly, openly, plainly delivered.
- Dan Flavin

And you yourself always be seated at the middle fo
the high table that your presence as lord or lady may appear openly to all,
and that you may plainly see on either side all the
service and all the faults.
- Robert Grosseteste

Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is,
that you will destroy the Government,
unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please,
on all points in dispute between you and us.
- George Haven Putnam

If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government,
they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against
the oppressions of the government;
for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law.
- Lysander Spooner

The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working
socialism and avert a social collapse in America;
it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive 'policies'
and 'Plans' of the Russian experiment.
Americans shirk the word 'socialism',
but what else can one call it?
- H. G. Wells

Westminster Abbey, the Tower, a steeple,
one church, and then another, presented themselves to our view;
and we could now plainly distinguish the high round
chimneys on the tops of the houses,
which yet seemed to us to form an innumerable number of smaller spires,
or steeples.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

The sum of the whole is plainly this:
The nature of man considered in his single capacity,
and with respect only to the present world,
is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness
he can for himself in the present world.
- Joseph Butler

I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty
to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations,
and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word.
- John Nelson Darby

The Constitution gives the president the power to appoint,
upon the advice and consent of a majority of the Senate,
and it plainly does not give a minority of senators
any right to interfere with that process.
- John Jay Hooker

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which
the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator,
while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
- Abraham Lincoln

And so our mothers and grandmothers have,
more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark,
the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -
or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
- Alice Walker

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat,
for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator,
while the wolf denounces him for the same act
as the destroyer of liberty,
especially as the sheep was a black one.
Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed
upon a definition of the word liberty;
and precisely the same difference
prevails today among us human creatures
- Abraham Lincoln

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains;
but,
like them, they break the storm and purify the air
of the plain beneath them.
- Jean Paul

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

Art doesn't transform.
It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tombs are the clothes of the dead.
A grave is a plain suit;
while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

You can't just plain die.
You got to do it by the book.
- Richard McKenna

Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun,
and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.
- Jack Prelutsky

Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
- Francis Bacon

Give me a mystery - just a plain and simple one -
a mystery which is diffidence and silence,
a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery -
just one!
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut;
a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.
- Christine Lavin

It'll come to you in a month in a plain brown wrapper with no return address.
- Gene Rayburn

Works of imagination should be written in very plain language;
the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts,
so that you may bring into plain view the precious
thing at the center of the mass.
- Robert Collier

High School is like a spork: it's a crappy spoon and a crappy fork,
so in the end it's just plain useless.
- John Mayer

It is my opinion that time brings all things to fruition;
by time all things are made plain; time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

I am just a plain Jew; I mean have no training.
- Bebe Neuwirth

Sometimes it seems that we are successful only because
we have not tried hard enough for our best.
We do the hard thing, and one day we succeed,
and many things are made plain to us.
- Maude Adams

The idea that we're going to win this war is an idea
that unfortunately is just plain wrong.
- Howard Dean

Sincerity is like traveling on a plain,
beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to
his journey's end than by-ways,
in which men often lose themselves.
- John Tillotson

Many openly show discontentment with their looks,
but few with their intelligence.
I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
- Bryant H. McGill

I wanted to see if the American man in plain brown
pants and a bare torso could speak profound things.
- Ted Shawn

Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly,
turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.
- William Wilberforce

It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken.
- Gertrude Stein

I never felt that the naming issue was all that important,
but I was obviously wrong, judging by how many people felt.
I tell people to call it just plain Linux and nothing more.
- Linus Torvalds

As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts
are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway.
- Anne Hutchinson

Too many people, because they were white and poor,
black and rich, or just plain busy with something other than politics,
have felt they had no voice in our government.
- Mark Sanford

Let's face it, there are no plain women on television.
- Anna Ford

Hating people because of their color is wrong.
And it doesn't matter which color does the hating.
It's just plain wrong.
- Muhammad Ali

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey;
it is capricious,
bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
- Barbara Tuchman

No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating
the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.
Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.
- H. L. Mencken

Optimism with some experience behind it is much more
energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
- Twyla Tharp

Mystery is but another name for ignorance;
if we were omniscient,
all would be perfectly plain!
- Tryon Edwards

I'm gonna be blunt and plain, if one ever looks at
me like that I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died.
- Jimmy Swaggart

The genius of the American system is that through freedom
we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
- Phil Gramm

Manners are especially the need of the plain.
The pretty can get away with anything.
- Evelyn Waugh

Wherever they have been arraigned, a plain charge has
been exhibited against them.
They have had an impartial trial and have been permitted to make their defense.
- Robert Walpole

Someone once told me the one thread that runs through
them all is a premium on personal courage -
not intellectual courage,
but just plain physical courage.
- Walter Lord

I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain,
that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows,
than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.
- Oliver Cromwell

Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose,
and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.
- Horace Walpole


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