I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves - such an ethical basis I call more proper for a herd of swine. The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
With the affairs of active human beings it is different. Here knowledge of truth alone does not suffice on the contrary this knowledge must continually be renewed by ceaseless effort, if it is not to be lost. It resembles a statue of marble which st
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal ofcomfort or happiness has never appealed to me a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.
The right to search for the truth implies also a duty one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be the truth
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
Academic chairs are many, but wise and noble teachers are few lecture-rooms are numerous and large, but the number of young people who genuinely thirst after truth and justice is small.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.
It is a magnificent feeling to recognize the unity of complex phenomena which appear to be things quite apart from the direct visible truth.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
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