„Truth is not always the best basis for happiness.“
Contexto: Truth is not always the best basis for happiness. There are certain lies which may constitute a far better and more secure foundation of happiness. There are people who perish when their eyes are opened.
„Faith is the best wealth for a man in this world. Righteousness when well practised brings happiness. Truth is the sweetest of flavours. They say the life of one living by wisdom is the best.“
— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -563 - -483 a.C.
Fonte: Pali Canon, Sutta Pitaka, Khuddaka Nikaya (Minor Collection), (Suttas falling down)
„It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there's not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality.“
— Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014
Fonte: The Paris Review interview (1981), p. 322
Contexto: It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there's not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.
— Margery Allingham English writer of detective fiction 1904 - 1966
The Oaken Heart
„One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.“
— Gretchen Rubin American writer 1966
Fonte: The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
„It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.“
— Jerome K. Jerome English humorist 1859 - 1927
Idler Magazine, Volume 1 http://books.google.com/books?id=vMYaAAAAYAAJ&q=exceptionally+good+liar#search_anchor|The
„Truth is best (of all that is) good. As desired, what is being desired is truth for him who (represents) the best truth.“
— Zoroaster Persian prophet and founder of Zoroastrianism
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 27, 14.
— Emily Giffin American writer 1972
Fonte: Heart of the Matter
„The telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful.“
— Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007
Interviewed by J. Rentilly, "The Best Jokes Are Dangerous" http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2002/09/16vonnegut1.html, McSweeny's (September 2002)
„High ethics and religious principles form the basis for success and happiness in every area of life.“
— John Marks Templeton stock investor, businessman and philanthropist 1912 - 2008
The Quotable Sir John
— Euripidés, Iphigenia in Tauris
Iphigenia in Tauris (c. 412 BC) l. 721
— Jane Austen, livro Emma
— Jessica Lynch Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 1983
Her final statement has also been quoted in news reports as "The truth of war is not always easy to hear but it is always more heroic than the hype".
Congressional testimony (2007)
Contexto: My hero is every American who says "My country needs me" and answers that call to fight. I had the good fortune and opportunity to come home and to tell the truth; many soldiers, like Pat Tillman... did not have that opportunity. The truth of war is not always easy. The truth is always more heroic than the hype.
— Oscar Wilde, livro O Retrato de Dorian Gray
Fonte: The Picture of Dorian Gray