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Quotes of the Day for 6 July 2003 – Truth

Jefferson wrote, "We hold these truths to be self evident." I think he was right, but many truths are not at all obvious.

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The quotes:

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth - only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
     - Clive Staples Lewis, 1898 - 1963

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived, and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive, and realistic.
     - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1917 - 1963

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
     - Josh Billings, 1818 - 1885

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
     - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy, 1828 - 1910

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
     - Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965


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