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Wise Quotes about Thirds

May you find great value in these Thirds quotes and sayings.

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Wisdom Compassion

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out
in a war fought with the atomic bomb.
Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
- Albert Einstein

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us,
is a very nice thing...
you are talking about the Internet,
you are talking about cell phones,
you are talking about computers.
This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
- Jimmy Carter

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer


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If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

 

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Life is a moderately good play
with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote

I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing.
- the movie The Rescuers Down Under

Greetings, cosmic children of the universe.
Welcome to my serenity circle.
Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex.
- the movie Shrek the Third (2007)

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
- Albert Einstein

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

There's a world of difference between truth and facts.
Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- The Buddha

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

Even if you are a minority of one,
the truth is the truth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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