Ludwig Wittgenstein If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity.
W. S. Gilbert Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
Terry Pratchett Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street- cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.
Helen Keller I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Alexander Hamilton When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same.
Delmore Schwartz Even paranoids have real enemies.
Benjamin Disraeli Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Albert Einstein Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Leonardo da Vinci Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.
Unknown Socrates seems to be the philosophical napkin with which the ensuing cultural thinkers of history wipe their mouths of pedantic ooze.
Apuleius Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins admiration.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.
Sophocles Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
Robert Ingersoll If we are immortal it is a fact in nature, and we are not indebted to priests for it, nor to bibles for it, and it cannot be destroyed by unbelief.
Wendy Ward The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels grateful and has no one to thank.
Reggie Leach Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Woodrow Wilson A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.
Alice Walker Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
Aristotle In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
Samuel Johnson There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful.
Groucho Marx Why should I do anything for posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?
Charlie Chaplin All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
Michaelangelo I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.