He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.
I like to keep fit, but I never lift very heavy weights.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity.
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.
It's not fair that there aren't very many juicy or varied roles for women.
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
I think for being not unsympathetic that their appearance may also appear, so differently it, must; similarly as with animals, which meet us in very different forms, which look somehow harmonious however all. On exactly such forms I would stand.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.
When the weight of the paper equals the weight of the airplane, only then you can go flying.
Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.
It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.