Quotes on knowledge


In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen in small things they show themselves as they are.

~ Nicholas Chamfort

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.

~ H.L. Mencken

We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.

~ Sir Arthur Eddington

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

I believe in the incomprehensibility of God.

~ Honore' de Balzac

Yet ah why should they know their fateSince sorrow never comes too late,And happiness too swiftly flies.Thought would destroy their paradise.No more where ignorance is bliss,'Tis folly to be wise.

~ Thomas Gray

Oh, darling, let your body in, let it tie you in, in comfort.

~ Anne Sexton

This institution will be based upon the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.

~ Thomas Jefferson

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

~ Paul Valery

In reviling, it is not necessary to prepare a preliminary draft.

~ Chinese Proverb

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