Quotes

The less the people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they sleep in the night. — Bismarck


Find what you love and let it kill you. — Charles Bukowski


When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less. — Paul Brown


The trouble is, you think you have time. — Buddha


If our brains were simple enough for us to understand them, we’d be so simple that we couldn’t. — Ian Stewart


A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. — Max Planck


I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. — Bertrand Russell


I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: (1) Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. (2) Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. (3) Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. — Douglas Adams


Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. — Albert Einstein


Reality is an illusion, albeit a very consistent one. — Albert Einstein


We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. — Anaïs Nin


All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. — Anatole France


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. — Aristotle


Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. — Arthur C. Clarke


One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. — Bertrand Russell


Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun. — Clifford Geertz


If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate. — Elbert Hubbard


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison. — Henry David Thoreau


People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou


A belief is not merely an idea that the mind possesses. It is an idea that possesses the mind. — Robert Oxton Bolton


Which is more difficult, to awaken one who sleeps or to awaken one who, awake, dreams that he is awake? — Søren Kierkegaard


The distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. — Albert Einstein