„The true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions we uncover the laws of truth.“

Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html,

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„Fascist rebelliousness always occurs where fear of the truth turns a revolutionary emotion into illusions.“

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—  Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954

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