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The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
 

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
 

There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.
 

Truth and clarity are complementary.
 

Two sorts of truth: trivialities, where opposites are obviously absurd, and profound truths, recognised by the fact that the opposite is also a profound truth.
 

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
 

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.
 

You are not thinking. You are merely being logical.
 


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