Half a truth is better than no politics.
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- Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf ;is better than a whole loaf.
- In matters of truth the fact that you don’t want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it.
- A good novel tells us the truth about it’s hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
- You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
- Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
- The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach, his eye for faces and his ear for music; also (when sufficiently provoked) with his hands and feet. If he has ever seen a fine sunset, the crimson color of it should creep into his vote. The question is not so much whether only a minority of the electorate votes. The point is that only a minority of the voter votes.