„You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal.“

Commencement address at Michigan State University The New York Times (9 June 1958)
Contexto: You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.

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„You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

Commencement address at Michigan State University The New York Times (9 June 1958)

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„By trying to do what is right will often entail you having to disagree with others, and this is not easy. Once you start doing it more often, you will find it easier.“

—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

Fonte: Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Managing Teams in a Week (2013) https://books.google.ae/books?idqZjO9_ov74EC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIIDAB#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Secrets of Success at Work – 50 techniques to excel (2014) https://books.google.ae/books?id4S7vAgAAQBAJ&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIJjAC#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, p.89

„One should not only be truthful, but as complete as possible. It does not suffice to be truthful while leaving unpleasant or unpopular facts unsaid.“

—  Stacy McGaugh American astronomer 1964

[Stacy McGaugh, http://astroweb.case.edu/ssm/mond/inthon.html, "Intellectual Honesty, The Mond Pages"] at astroweb.case.edu. Accessed 2014.

„Nothing is as unpopular as the truth.“

—  Steve Maraboli 1975

Fonte: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 61

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„There is truth in every ancient fable, and there is here even something of it in the fancy that finds the symbol of the Republic in the bird that bore the bolts of Jove.“

—  G. K. Chesterton, livro What I Saw in America

"The Future of Democracy"
What I Saw in America (1922)
Contexto: There is truth in every ancient fable, and there is here even something of it in the fancy that finds the symbol of the Republic in the bird that bore the bolts of Jove. Owls and bats may wander where they will in darkness, and for them as for the sceptics the universe may have no centre; kites and vultures may linger as they like over carrion, and for them as for the plutocrats existence may have no origin and no end; but it was far back in the land of legends, where instincts find their true images, that the cry went forth that freedom is an eagle, whose glory is gazing at the sun.

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„The eternal conflict between love and malice is the eternal contest between life and death. And this contest is what the complex vision reveals, as it moves from darkness to darkness.“

—  John Cowper Powys British writer, lecturer and philosopher 1872 - 1963

Fonte: The Complex Vision (1920), Chapter I
Contexto: This swallowing up of life in nothingness, this obliteration of life by nothingness is what the emotion of malice ultimately desires. The eternal conflict between love and malice is the eternal contest between life and death. And this contest is what the complex vision reveals, as it moves from darkness to darkness.

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„First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you.“

—  Tony Benn British Labour Party politician 1925 - 2014

The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, Robert Andrews, Columbia University Press, 1993, ISBN 0231071949, 9780231071949. A similar quotation is almost invariably attributed to Gandhi, but more likely derives from a 1914 US trade union address:
"And, my friends, in this story you have a history of this entire movement. First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you. And that, is what is going to happen to the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America." General Executive Board Report and Proceedings [of The] Biennial Convention, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1914. Google Books http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=I-0UAAAAIAAJ&q=%22first+they+ignore+you%22+%22build+monuments%22&dq=%22first+they+ignore+you%22+%22build+monuments%22&lr=&as_brr=0&pgis=1
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„Between the two men, somewhere, a truth is lying, and that is what I try to find.“

—  Georg Solti Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor 1912 - 1997

Arguing that Toscanini and Furtwangler both went to extremes.
Conductors by John L. Holmes (1988) pp 256-261 ISBN 0-575-04088-2

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„Who tells the truth needs no fancy phrases.“

—  Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915

Yohanan Melameds Maaselach, 1904. Alle Verk, vi. 181.

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„I think sometimes we can disagree with the facts … But our intention is never to lie to you.“

—  Sean Spicer American political strategist and former White House Press Secretary and Communications Director for President Donald… 1971

Sean Spicer says the White House will be honest, but can disagree with the facts http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/press-secretary-sean-spicer-says-the-white-house-will-be-honest/news-story/f229fdf7dcc781ec6438cc51031e266f (January 24, 2017)

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