Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.
In believing too much in rationality, our contemporaries have lost something.
In other words, I have no truck for anyone who goes out and does an eclectic building.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite.
I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.
At sunset Martin Alonzo called out with great joy from his vessel that he saw land, and demanded of the Admiral a reward for his intelligence.
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
I'm kind of glad the web is sort of totally anarchic. That's fine with me.
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
You can't stop what comes into a country, you can be influenced, but you can't stop it, you shouldn't, because it makes all the others interesting, we all get muddled up together, and produce something that belongs to everyone.
When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself.
I'm crazy, but I'm not too crazy.
There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter.