Whoever ... proves his point and demonstrates the prime truth geometrically should be believed by all the world, for there we are captured.
Albrecht Derer (1471 - 1528)
Source: J Heidrich (ed.) Albrecht Dürer's schriftlicher Nachlass Berlin, 1920.
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If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
The truth of a theory is in your mind, not in your eyes.
Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Squared, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1972.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Source: Ideas and Opinions of Albert Einstein, 1954
The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
Source: The American Mathematical Monthly v. 100 no. 3.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.
There are places where the mind dies so that a truth which is its very denial may be born.
Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)
A liking for truth at any cost is a passion that spares nothing and that nothing resists. It's a vice, at times a comfort, or a selfishness.
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