Tag Archives: Truth

Superfluous Advice: Dorothy Parker

Should they whisper false of you, Never trouble to deny; Should the words they say be true, Weep and storm and swear they lie. Dorothy Parker Superfluous Advice Advertisements

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Troubled Water: John Selden

In troubled Water you can scarce see your Face, or see it very little, till the Water be quiet and stand still. So in troubled times you can see little Truth; when times are quiet and settled, Truth appears. John … Continue reading

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Problem-solving: Brendan Francis

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. Brendan Francis (unfortunately cannot be further identified) The illustration is copyright: alphaspirit via Shutterstock

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Truth: Robert Browning

Truth is within ourselves; it takes no rise From outward things, whate’er you may believe. There is an inmost centre in us all, Where truth abides in fullness; and around, Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in, This … Continue reading

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The Things People Make Fools Of Themselves About: George Bernard Shaw

Do you think that the things people make fools of themselves about are any less real than the things they behave sensibly about? They are more true: they are the only things that are true. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Candida … Continue reading

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The Occasional Unlikeliness of Truth: Boileau

Truth can sometimes be unlikely Le vrai peut etre quelquefois invraisemblable Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux 1636-1711 The illustration is by © alphaspirit | View Portfolio  via Shutterstock

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Truth, White Lies, and Changing the Subject

It is good to know the truth and to speak it. It is sometimes better to know the truth and talk about palm trees. Arab proverb, quoted by Nicholas Elliott With My Little Eye The illustration is ‘The Mouth of … Continue reading

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Hypothesis and Discovery

The irrational fullness of life has taught me never to discard anything, even when it goes against all our theories (so short-lived at best) or otherwise admits of no immediate explanation. It is of course disquieting, and one is not … Continue reading

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