Nikki Harris Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.
Bret Harte The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
Frederick William Robertson The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.
Anonymous Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.
Louis Pasteur In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.
Steven Weinberg The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
Albert Einstein Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love
G. K. Chesterton You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution
Author Unknown It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.
John Maynard Keynes In the long run, we are all dead.
Oscar Wilde There is no sin except stupidity.
Author Unknown To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well
Henry David Thoreau We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed.
Alexander Pope Be not the first by whom the new are tried,<br> Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Oscar Wilde About foxhunting: The unspeakable chasing the uneatable.
Helen Keller Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
Isaac Asimov If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Mahatma Gandhi Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Wilson Mizner I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you and education.
Alfred Kinsey The only unnatural sexual act is that which you cannot perform.
Orison Swett Marden You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them.
Willa Cather The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
Marie Beyon Ray Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand ? and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.
Robert Heilbroner Mathematics has given economics rigor, but alas, also mortis.
I.F. Stone Every government is run by liars. Nothing they say should be believed.