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Quotes of the Day for 2 April 2002 – Truth

Today's theme is truth. I'd like to think I send you bits of truth every day, with luck these are truths about truth.

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The quotes:

The truth is a snare: you cannot have it without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.
     - Soren Kierkegaard

Men in earnest have no time to waste in patching fig leaves for the naked truth.
     - Hubert H. Humphrey

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived and dishonest - but the myth - persistant, persuasive and unrealistic.
     - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
     - Arthur Schopenhauer

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library?
     - Lily Tomlin

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