There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn
The road to positivity is strewn with the abandoned vehicles of the faint-hearted.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly
Michel de Montaigne
The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.
Percy Wynham Lewis
The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education
Paul Karl Feyerabend
The ideal committee is one with me as the chairman, and two other members in bed with the flu.
The future? Like unwritten books and unborn children, you don't talk about it.
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
John Maynard Keynes
It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.
Any new venture goes through the following stages: Enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent and decoration of those who did nothing.
It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour.
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg
Measure not by the scale of perfection the meager product of reality.
Friedrich von Schiller
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