Human beings, who are almost unique in having the
ability to learn from the experience of others, are
also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to
Douglas Adams (Last Chance to See)
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you
recognize a mistake when you make it again.
F. P. Jones
An empty man is full of himself.
Truth is always the enemy of power. And power the enemy of truth.
The more corrupt a society, the more numerous its laws.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is the most fatal.
When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into
the same box.
No one can make you feel inferior without your
When the situation is desperate, it is too late to be serious. Be playful.
The porcupine with the sharpest quills gets stuck on a tree more often.
True merit is like a river, the deeper it is, the less
noise it makes.
Common sense is in spite of, not the result of,
Men in general judge more from appearances than from
reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of
What a person believes is not as important as how a
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan
an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a
building, write a sonnet, balanceaccounts, build a
wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
giveorders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations,
analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a
computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and
Specialization is for insects.
Robert A. Heinlein (The Notebook of Lazarus Long)
An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way.
Dear Lady be cautious of Cupid
List well to the lines of this verse
To be kissed by a fool is stupid
To be fooled by a kiss is worse.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the
judgement that something else is more important than
Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit
Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is
making the complicated simple.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to
give our children. One of these is roots, the other,
Learn as though you would never be able to master it;
Hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and
therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve
it, generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
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