"Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie." ― Miyamoto Musashi

"People don't realize how hard it is to speak the truth. To a world full of people that don't realize they're living a lie." ― Edward Snowden

"In war, the first casualty is truth." ― Aeschylus

"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility." ― Sigmund Freud

"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." ― Mark Twain

"The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in a prison" ― Fjodor Dostoyevsky

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein

“Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

"Before you argue with someone, ask yourself, 'is this person mentally mature enough to grasp the concept of different perspective?' If not there is no point to argue."

“Give me control of a nations money supply, and I care not who makes it’s laws.” ― Amschel Rothschild

“Depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy toward the Third World.” ― Henry Kissinger

“All we need is the right major crisis, and the nations will accept the new world order.” ― David Rockefeller

"How fortunate for the governments that the people they administer don't think." ― Adolf Hitler

"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed." ― Adolf Hitler

“In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntary; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.” ― Adolf Hitler

“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."  ― Marcus Aurelius

"Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action." ― Aristotle

“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fear of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.” — Ted Hughes

"To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day." ― Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

"If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back." ― Carl Sagan

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." ― Voltaire (Evelyn Beatrice Hall)

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” — Malcolm X

“If someone tells you calories don’t matter, they have no credibility. But if someone tells you calories are all that matters, they have even less.” — Martin Berkhan, LeanGains

”Black holes ain't as black as they are painted, they are not eternal prisons as we thought. Things can get out of a black hole, burst to the outside and possibly to another universe. So, if you feel that you are in a black hole, don’t give up, there is always a way out”. — Stephen Hawkins about black holes

”I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” — Mark Twain

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." — T.S. Elliot

“Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” — Elie Wiesel

“You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”  — Franz Kafka

“Without great solitude no serious work is possible.” — Pablo Picasso

“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone — that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.” — Nikolas Tesla

“What you call love was invented by guys like me to sell nylons.” — Don Draper

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society”. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

“You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common,” the Doctor said. “They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views.” — Doctor Who

"What is life’s meaning I do not know. To gather money, things and stuff, to live a life of fame and making yourself fancy for some lady magazine celebrity pages, to be so afraid of loneliness and silence that you never have time to, in peace and solitude consider: What am I doing with my short moment on Earth?" — Astrid Lindgren, 1983

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry.” — From the movie “The Big Short” (2015)

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” — Bruce Lee

"Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's ok to fail. If your not failing, you're not growing." — Stanley Judd

"I wish everybody could get rich and famous so that they would know too that that is not the answer to anything. — Jim Carrey

“To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.” — Benjamin Franklin (1733)

"Embrace fear, insecurity and uncertainty as the doorways of opportunity that they are." — Jenny Blake

"Always do what you are afraid to do." — Ralph Waldo Emerson