Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
Death tugs at my ear and says, "Live, I am coming."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, poet, novelist, essayist, and physician (1809-1894 )
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )
It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into
Jonathan Swift, satirist (1667-1745)
Here lives a free man. Nobody serves him.
Albert Camus, writer, philosopher, Nobel laureate (1913-1960 )
Between truth and the search for truth, I opt for the second.
Bernard Berenson, art historian (1865-1959 )
The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust, novelist (1871-1922 )
No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
Jascha Heifetz, violinist (1901-1987 )
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated.
Edith Hamilton, educator and writer (1867-1963 )
Now understand me well—it is provided in the essence of things that from any fruition of success, no matter what, shall come forth something to make a greater struggle necessary.