To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.
Well done is better than well said.
Doubt is the father of invention.
In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics’. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
Fortune knocks but once but misfortune has more patience
My mind seems to have become a kind of machine grinding general laws out of large collections
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
““Why should we all use our creative power? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money.”
(This from a contributor writing from Venice, Italy)
There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em.