How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four; calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away."
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Postmodernists believe that truth is myth, and myth, truth. This equation has its roots in pop psychology. The same people also believe that emotions are a form of reality. There used to be another name for this state of mind. It used to be called psychosis.
There is no squabbling so violent as that between people who accepted an idea yesterday and those who will accept the same idea tomorrow.
There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth.
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.