Reason is not come to repeat the universe but to fulfill it.
The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.
George Savile (Marquis Halifax)
With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
Even while they teach, men learn.
In time we hate that which we often fear.
O, how full of briers is this working-day world.
Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgement.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Men of few words are the best men.
Delays have dangerous ends.
If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well
It were done quickly:
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
There are only two qualities in the world: efficiency and inefficiency; and only two sorts of people: the efficient and the inefficient.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares it his duty.
Nought may endure but Mutability.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once.
I grow old ever learning many things.
We do not run for prize.
Absolute morality is the regulation of conduct in such a way that pain shall not be inflicted.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
Education has for it's object the formation of character.
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear."
It is the nature of an hypothesis, when once a man has conceived it, that it assimilates everything to itself,
These are my politics: to change what we can; to better what we can; but still to bear in mind that man is but a devil weakly fettered by some generous beliefs and impositions; and for no word however sounding, and no cause however just and pious, to relax the stricture of these bonds.
Is there anything in life so disenchanting as attainment?
Robert Louis Stevenson
Make haste slowly.