„The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is the one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.“

Quelle: Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went (1975), Chapter I, Money, p. 5

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John Kenneth Galbraith Foto
John Kenneth Galbraith4
kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Ökonom, Sozialkritiker, Präside… 1908 - 2006

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„People who pride themselves on their "complexity" and deride others for being "simplistic" should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.“

—  Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930

Quelle: 1980s–1990s, Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays (1999)

Michel Foucault Foto

„Poetry is, above all, an approach to the truth of feeling, and what is the use of truth!“

—  Muriel Rukeyser poet and political activist 1913 - 1980

Quelle: The Life of Poetry (1949), Chapter One : The Fear of Poetry
Kontext: Poetry is, above all, an approach to the truth of feeling, and what is the use of truth!
How do we use feeling?
How do we use truth! However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.
If we use the resources we now have, we and the world itself may move in one fullness. Moment to moment, we can grow, if we can bring ourselves to meet the moment with our lives.

John Kenneth Galbraith Foto

„Do not be alarmed by simplification, complexity is often a device for claiming sophistication, or for evading simple truths.“

—  John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006

The Age of Uncertainty (1977), BBC Television series (also published in book form, non verbatim version)

Ferdinand Foch Foto

„The truth is, no study is possible on the battle-field; one does there simply what one can in order to apply what one knows.“

—  Ferdinand Foch French soldier and military theorist 1851 - 1929

Therefore, in order to do even a little, one has already to know a great deal and to know it well.
Quelle: Precepts and Judgments (1919), p. 175

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„To be a materialist is to acknowledge objective truth, which is revealed to us by our sense organs.“

—  Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924

Quelle: Materialism and Empirio-Criticism (1908), p. 130

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„Economic theory is the most prestigious subject of instruction and study. Agricultural economics, labor economics and marketing are lower caste fields of study.“

—  John Kenneth Galbraith, buch The New Industrial State

Quelle: The New Industrial State (1967), Chapter X, Section 5, p. 122 (Mr. Galbraith was originally an agricultural economist...)

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„All the truths taken together make only one truth. I had had to wait until that day to learn this simple thing. It was this truth of truths which I needed.
Not because of my love of mankind. It is not true that we love mankind. No one ever has loved, does love, or will love mankind. It was for myself, solely for myself, that I sought to attain the full truth, which is above emotion, above peace, even above life, like a sort of death.“

—  Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935

The Inferno (1917), Ch. XIV
Kontext: I wanted to know the secret of life. I had seen men, groups, deeds, faces. In the twilight I had seen the tremulous eyes of beings as deep as wells. I had seen the mouth that said in a burst of glory, "I am more sensitive than others." I had seen the struggle to love and make one's self understood, the refusal of two persons in conversation to give themselves to each other, the coming together of two lovers, the lovers with an infectious smile, who are lovers in name only, who bury themselves in kisses, who press wound to wound to cure themselves, between whom there is really no attachment, and who, in spite of their ecstasy deriving light from shadow, are strangers as much as the sun and the moon are strangers. I had heard those who could find no crumb of peace except in the confession of their shameful misery, and I had seen faces pale and red-eyed from crying. I wanted to grasp it all at the same time. All the truths taken together make only one truth. I had had to wait until that day to learn this simple thing. It was this truth of truths which I needed.
Not because of my love of mankind. It is not true that we love mankind. No one ever has loved, does love, or will love mankind. It was for myself, solely for myself, that I sought to attain the full truth, which is above emotion, above peace, even above life, like a sort of death. I wanted to derive guidance from it, a faith. I wanted to use it for my own good.

„Truth, revealed in all things. Buddha revealed in all things. Dharma revealed in all things.“

—  Soko Morinaga Japanese Zen buddhist monk 1925 - 1995

Novice to Master : An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity (2002), p. 34
Kontext: When a Zen Monk writes the word "dew," it is not to the natural phenomenon that he refers, but to direct revelation. Nothing concealed anywhere. Truth, revealed in all things. Buddha revealed in all things. Dharma revealed in all things. If you all just let the scales drop from your eyes, you realize that everything everywhere is filled with truth; everything is filled with Buddha; everything everywhere is to be appreciated! That is what the scroll of "dew" is hanging there to say.

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„In a cloak of truth disguise your scheming.“

—  Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595

Fa manto del vero alia menzogna.
Canto IV, stanza 25 (tr. Wickert)
Gerusalemme Liberata (1581)

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Henri of Luxembourg Foto

„Each of us, within the limits of our resources, is set to be an actor, in having a lead role in one's own life, but above all by committing to others…a profound truth [is] that everyone has a role to play in society beyond their own fate.“

—  Henri of Luxembourg Grand Duke (head of state) of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 1955

Jidderee vun eis ass, an der Mooss vun sengen Mëttelen, dozou opgeruff selwer Akteur ze sinn, an dem e säi Liewen an d’Hand hëlt, mee och an dem en sech fir déi aner engagéiert...eng profund Wourecht, an zwar dass Jiddereen an der Gesellschaft eng Roll ze spillen huet, déi säin eegent Schicksal iwwertrëfft.
Christmas message http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/discours/2014/12/discours-noel-lu/index.html (25 December 2014)
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Umberto Eco Foto

„Semiotics is in principle the discipline studying everything which can be used in order to lie. If something cannot be used to tell a lie, conversely it cannot be used to tell the truth: it cannot in fact be used "to tell" at all.“

—  Umberto Eco Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist 1932 - 2016

Variante: A sign is anything that can be used to tell a lie.
Quelle: Trattato di semiotica generale (1975); [A Theory of Semiotics] (1976)

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„Merely reading the Bible is no use at all without we study it thoroughly, and hunt it through, as it were, for some great truth.“

—  Dwight L. Moody American evangelist and publisher 1837 - 1899

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 40. (from "How to Study the Bible").

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„Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.“

—  Mark Twain, buch Following the Equator

Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar, Ch. VII
Following the Equator (1897)

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