— Donovan Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist 1946
— William Augustus Muhlenberg United States Anglican Episcopal clergyman 1796 - 1877
I would not live alway (published 1826), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination of the heart.“
— Salman Rushdie British Indian novelist and essayist 1947
The Hindu (26 February 1995)
„I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.“
— Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
Interview http://books.google.com/books?id=r03gAAAAMAAJ&q=%22I+have+found+the+best+way+to+give+advice+to+your+children+is+to+find+out+what+they+want+and+then+advise+them+to+do+it%22&pg=PA104#v=onepage with Margaret Truman, sitting in for host Edward R. Murrow, on Person to Person, CBS Television ( 27 May 1955 http://www.tv.com/shows/person-to-person/may-27-1955-1040725/)
— Dogen Japanese Zen buddhist teacher 1200 - 1253
„We are in a world where vice, deformity, weakness, and disease are hereditary. In the presence of this immense and solemn truth rises the religion of the body.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
Context: But whatever theories we have, we have at last to be governed by the facts. We are in a world where vice, deformity, weakness, and disease are hereditary. In the presence of this immense and solemn truth rises the religion of the body. Every man should refuse to increase the misery of this world.
— Henry Wotton English ambassador 1568 - 1639
Attributed. E.g., Vol 24, Encyclopedia Britannica of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, page 721 https://books.google.com/books?id=_GlJAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA721&lpg=PA721&dq=truth+wotton+confound+advice&source=bl&ots=-cGk3UDLLj&sig=ltOR1xtI9WFic1JWKiFmIZ8Yce0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjVkZCsj-jRAhXCyFQKHTmsCkAQ6AEIODAG#v=onepage&q=truth%20wotton%20confound%20advice&f=false (9th Ed. 1894). Compare Mark Twain who, in Following the Equator, said "When in doubt, tell the truth" (which is often mis-quoted as containing an additional clause providing "it will confound your enemies and astound your friends").
„I like places where there are people who are different culturally, physically, in every way. And I like to see how they succeed in living together.“
— Terry Gilliam American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe 1940
Context: In the end, people have to learn to live together. That is what I didn't like about America — it is so homogeneous. I like places where there are people who are different culturally, physically, in every way. And I like to see how they succeed in living together.
„We wish to pursue the truth no matter where it leads — but to find the truth, we need imagination and skepticism both.“
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
Context: We wish to pursue the truth no matter where it leads — but to find the truth, we need imagination and skepticism both. We will not be afraid to speculate, but we will be careful to distinguish speculation from fact. The cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths; of exquisite interrelationships; of the awesome machinery of nature. The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore we've learned most of what we know. Recently we've waded a little way out, maybe ankle deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can. Because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. 5 min 15 sec
„We’ve got to find a way to make the world work for everyone. Climate change is an issue that impacts [sic] that greatly by making it harder for people to live where they live, by causing disruptions, and lack of resources.“
— Ron Klain American lawyer 1961
Interviewed, together with his wife, at Georgetown University gotnews http://gotnews.com/ebola-czar-called-overpopulation-top-leadership-issue/ (2008)