Nothing Overshadows Truth So Completely As Authority. -- Alberti
Quotations By Famous People
Nothing overshadows truth so completely as authority.
O, what authority and show of truth Can cunning sin cover itself withal!
-- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Much Ado about Nothing -- Act iv, Sc. 1...
Beauty -- the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
-- Leon Battista Alberti...
There is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) "Gulliver's Travel...
The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
-- Samuel Butler (1835-1902)...
Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock.
-- George Bernard Shaw, "Getting Married...
There is nothing so powerful as truth,--and often nothing so strange.
-- Daniel Webster (1782-1852) -- Argument on the Murder of Captain White, April 6, 1830, Vol....
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it is the real allegory of the tale of Orpheu
it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it....
Bailiff: Do you promise to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Marge: Mmm... Yes, I do. Hutz: She sounded like she was taking that awful seriously....
Fear not, for I have given you authority to do so.