“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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The Truth

 A good storyteller never lets the facts get in the way. 
 A little doubt is better than total credulity. 
 A reasonable probability is the only certainty. 
 All great truths begin as blasphemies. 
 An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half. 
Der Aphorismus deckt sich nie mit der Wahrheit; er ist entweder eine halbe Wahrheit oder anderthalb.
 Art is a lie which shows us the truth. 
El arte es una mentira que nos hace comprender la verdad.
 Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. 
Croyez ceux qui cherchent la vérité, doutez de ceux qui la trouvent.
 For there is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth; Nor is any poison so deadly, that it serveth not some wholesome use. 
 He said true things, but called them by the wrong names. 
 How many things served us yesterday for articles of faith, which today are fables for us? 
Combien de choses nous servoyent hier d’articles de foy, qui nous sont fables aujourd’huy?
 I have seen the truth and it makes no sense. 
 If history is written by the victors, legend is at the service of the vanquished. 
 If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. 
 It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right. 
 It is better not to express what one means than to express what one does not mean. 
 Like all dreamers, I confused disenchantment with truth. 
 Man will occasionally stumble over the truth. Invariably, he will pick himself up and carry on. 
 That is not only not right; it is not even wrong. 
 The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. 
 The plural of anecdote is not data. 
 The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made. 
 The truth is the best lie. 
 Truth and credibility are usually incompatible. 
 Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies. 
 Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.