“ The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. ”

- Rabindranath Tagore

“ Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? ”

- Dick Clark

“ Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention. ”

- Deepak Chopra

“ The truth of the matter is, beauty is a specific thing, rare and fleeting. Some of us have it in our teens, 20s and 30s and then lose it most of us have it not at all. And that's perfectly okay. But lying to yourself that you have it when you don't seems to me simple-minded at best and psychotic at worst. ”

- Julie Burchill

“ Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ Matangi's mantra is aim, which is MIA backwards. She fights for freedom of speech and stands for truth, and lives in the ghetto because her dad was the first person in Hindu mythology who came from the 'hood, but had gained enlightenment through not being a Brahmin. ”

- M.I.A.

“ He who seeks truth shall find beauty. He who seeks beauty shall find vanity. He who seeks order shall find gratification. He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed. He who considers himself the servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self-expression. He who seeks self-expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance. ”

- Moshe Safdie

“ The Western day is indeed nearing when the inner science of self-control will be found as necessary as the outer conquest of nature. This new Atomic Age will see men's minds sobered and broadened by the now scientifically indisputable truth that matter is in reality a concentrate of energy. ”

- Paramahansa Yogananda

“ It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous. ”

- Aldous Huxley

“ The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it. ”

- Edmond de Goncourt

“ What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth. ”

- John Keats

“ Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. ”

- Menachem Begin

“ Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. ”

- Khalil Gibran

“ If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library? ”

- Lily Tomlin

“ The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. ”

- Pablo Neruda

“ A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day and a succession of such days is fatal to human life. ”

- Lewis Mumford

“ We live in an age where there is a firehose of information, and there is no hierarchy of what is important and what is not. Where the truth is often fashioned through a variety of digital means. Are you your avatar? Who are you in social media? What face do you turn toward the world? How much does it have in common with who you actually are? ”

- David Carr

“ Once you go inside and weed through the muck, you will find the real beauty, the truth about yourself. ”

- Lindsay Wagner

“ I learned the truth at seventeen, That love was meant for beauty queens, And high school girls with clear skinned smiles, Who married young and then retired. ”

- Janis Ian