Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war.
Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Leonardo da Vinci
Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.
Edgar Allan Poe
What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing of the origin and destiny of cats?
Henry David Thoreau
If an angelic being fell from the sky and tried to live in this world of ours I think even they would commit many wrongs.
The moment you stop trying to become a better person, is the moment you start to become worse than what you already are.
To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the others.
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.
W. Somerset Maugham
Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.