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    Enormous numbers of people are taken in, or at least beguiled and fascinated, by what seems to me to be unbelievable hocum, and relatively few are concerned with or thrilled by the astounding-yet true-facts of science, as put forth in the pages of, say, Scientific American.

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    Essentially, yoga means dissolving your identity.

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    Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.

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    Even a liar tells a hundred truths to one lie; he has to, to make the lie good for anything.

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    Error has made animals into men; is truth in a position to make men into animals again?

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    Error is to truth as sleep is to waking. I have observed that one turns, as if refreshed, from error back to truth.

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    Error, never can be consistent, nor can truth fail of having support from the accurate examination of every circumstance.

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    Errors are more numerous than truths, but fortunately too divided among themselves to take power.

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    Even if all parts of a problem seem to fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, one has to remember that the probable need not necessarily be the truth and the truth not always probable.

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    Even if the received opinion be not only true, but the whole truth; unless it is suffered to be, and actually is, vigorously and earnestly contested, it will, by most of those who receive it, be held in the manner of a prejudice, with little comprehension or feeling of its rational grounds

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    Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if-and mark well what I say-if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.

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    Even the most broad-minded of us can embrace only that part of truth into which our own snout has blundered.

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    Even under the most favorable circumstances no mortal can be asked to seize the truth in its wholeness or at its center.

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    Every expression of truth has in it the seeds of propagation, even as the sun cannot hide its light.

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    Even as wisdom often comes from the mouths of babes, so does it often come from the mouths of old people. The golden rule is to test everything in the light of reason and experience, no matter from where it comes.

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    Every discourse is an approximate answer: but it is of small consequence, that we do not get it into verbs and nouns, whilst it abides for contemplation forever.

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    Every great scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.

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    Every great discovery I ever made, I gambled that the truth was there, and then I acted in faith until I could prove its existence.

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    Every form has its own meaning. Every man creates his meaning and form and goal. Why is it so important - what others have done? Why does it become sacred by the mere fact of not being your own? Why is anyone and everyone right - so long as it's not yourself? Why does the number of those others take the place of truth? Why is truth made a mere matter of arithmetic - and only of addition at that? Why is everything twisted out of all sense to fit everything else? There must be some reason. I don't know. I've never known it. I'd like to understand.

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    Every exaggeration of the truth once detected by others destroys our credibility and makes all that we do and say suspect.

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    Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.

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    Every lie is a poison; there are no harmless lies. Only the truth is safe. Only the truth gives me consolation - it is the one unbreakable diamond.

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    Every man finds a sanction for his simplest claims and deeds, in decisions of his own mind, which he calls Truth and Holiness.

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    Every new truth has its birth-place in a manger, lives thirty years, is crucified, and then deified.

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    Every newly discovered truth judges the world, separates the good from the evil, and calls on faithful souls to make sure of their election.

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    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

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    Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.

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    Every one disguising the truth from a man who has a right to the truth is wrong, and ought not to be encouraged.

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    Every truth is self-acting and possesses inherent strength.

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    Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.

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    Every truth must be accompanied by some corresponding act.

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    Ev'n them who kept thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipp'd stocks and stones.

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    Exaggerated history is poetry, and truth referred to a new standard.

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    Essential truth, the truth of the intellectualists, the truth with no one thinking it, is like the coat that fits tho no one has ever tried it on, like the music that no ear has listened to. It is less real, not more real, than the verified article; and to attribute a superior degree of glory to it seems little more than a piece of perverse abstraction-worship.

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    Every politician, every member of the clerical profession, ought to incur the reasonable suspicion of being an interested supporter of false doctrines, who becomes angry at opposition, and endeavors to cast an odium on free inquiry. Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.

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    Every step in every proud life is a run from safety to the dark, and the only thing to trust is what we think is true.

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    Everything but truth becomes loathed in a sick-room ... Let the nurse avow that the medicine is nauseous. Let the physician declare that the treatment will be painful. Let sister, or brother, or friend, tell me that I must never look to be well. When the time approaches that I am to die, let me be told that I am to die, and when.

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    Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.

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    Every thing to be true must become a religion.

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    Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.

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    Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.

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    Exaggeration! was ever any virtue attributed to a man without exaggeration? was ever any vice, without infinite exaggeration? Do we not exaggerate ourselves to ourselves, or do we recognize ourselves for the actual men we are? Are we not all great men? Yet what are we actually, to speak of? We live by exaggeration.

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    Exactitude is not truth. [Fr., L'exactitude n'est pas la verite.]

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    Existence has no personality. No question of personalities, it simply is whatsoever it is. To experience existence as it is, is to know the truth.

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    Expect no trivial truth from me, unless I am on the witness- stand. I will come as near to lying as you can drive a coach and four.

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    Experience alone can decide on truth.

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    EXCEPTION, n. A thing which takes the liberty to differ from other things of its class, as an honest man, a truthful woman, etc.

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    Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.

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    Fame itself is but an epitaph; as late, as false, as true.

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    Fantastic truths perish slower... Sappho's moon will survive the moon of Armstrong. Different computations are necessary.