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Tarraschs dogmas are not eternal truisms, but merely instructional material presented in an accessible and witty form, those necessary rudiments from which one can begin to grasp the secrets of chess ...
— Garry Kasparov —

Kate Hattemer Quotes: When you die i bet you want real life
When you die I bet you want real life, pure real life, eulogies that are unpoetic and messy, smeared with tears and truisms, cliched as hell, the kind of stuff a person means.

— Kate Hattemer

This is perhaps as good a place as any to point out that what distinguishes many reformers from those who cannot accept their proposals is not their greater philanthropy, but their greater impatience. The question is not whether we wish to see everybody as well off as possible. Among men of good will such an aim can be taken for granted. The real question concerns the proper means of achieving it. And in trying to answer this we must never lose sight of a few elementary truisms. We cannot distribute more wealth than is created. We cannot in the long run pay labor as a whole more than it produces.

— Henry Hazlitt

There are two political truisms: Old people vote and Republicans eat their young.

— Eddie Whitlock

People saw what they expected to see. It was one of the basic truisms of life.

— Julia Quinn

Jack Kerouac Quotes: Cliches are truisms and all truisms are
Cliches are truisms and all truisms are true

— Jack Kerouac

G.K. Chesterton Quotes: The things said most confidently by
The things said most confidently by advanced persons to crowded audiences are generally those opposite to the fact; it is actually our truisms that are untrue.

— G.K. Chesterton

It is one of the truisms of politics that a conservative is often enough a former liberal who has been 'mugged by reality.'

— Frank Gaffney

Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten Commandments are a historical document that contains moral, ethical, and legal truisms that any person of any religion or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate.

— Cliff Stearns

Noam Chomsky Quotes: You dont get to be a respected
You don't get to be a respected intellectual by uttering truisms in monosyllables.

— Noam Chomsky

Bill Starr Quotes: I know of only a few truisms one being
I know of only a few truisms, one being [that] if your parents didn't have children, you won't have children. Another is whenever you make a strength program easier, you will get weaker.

— Bill Starr

I think much sociopolitical art delivers truisms that are quite flat.

— Harland Miller

The public, as a whole, does not demand or appreciate the pure expression of beauty. Its cultured members expect to find in poetry, if anything, repose from material and nervous anxiety; an apt or chiselled phrase strokes the appetites and tickles the imagination. The more general public merely enjoys its platitudes and truisms jerked on to the understanding in line and rhyme; truth put into metre sounds overwhelmingly true.

— Harold Monro

Steven Brust Quotes: Absolute truisms rot brains absolutely
Absolute truisms rot brains absolutely.[ ... ]'Power corrupts' is useless as a tool for understanding the past, and gives us nothing as a guide to action.

— Steven Brust

Arthur Koestler Quotes: The discoveries of yesterday are the
The discoveries of yesterday are the truisms of tomorrow, because we can add to our knowledge but cannot subtract from it.

— Arthur Koestler

As every past generation has had to disenthrall itself from an inheritance of truisms and stereotypes, so in our own time we must move on from the reassuring repetition of stale phrases to a new, difficult, but essential confrontation with reality. For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie-deliberate, contrived and dishonest-but the myth-persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Mythology distracts us everywhere.

— John F. Kennedy

Tarrasch's 'dogmas' are not eternal truisms, but merely instructional material presented in an accessible and witty form, those necessary rudiments from which one can begin to grasp the secrets of chess ...

— Garry Kasparov

Where this age differs from those immediately preceding it is that a liberal intelligentsia is lacking. Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal religion, and such truisms as that a machine-gun is still a machine-gun even when a "good" man is squeezing the trigger have turned into heresies which it is actually becoming dangerous to utter.

— George Orwell

The triangle of truisms, of father, mother and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

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