Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth,' and so it goes away. Puzzling.
Robert M. Pirsig
All science would be superfluous if the outward appearance and the essence of things directly coincided.
You know what, Steve Jobs is real nice to me. He lets me be an employee and that's one of the biggest honors of my life.
Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
Lord (George Gordon) Byron
There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell
Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff: I've got the truth, and you haven't.
As high as mind stands above nature, so high does the state stand above physical life. Man must therefore venerate the state as a secular deity. The march of God in the world, that is what the State is.
G. W. F. Hegel
Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
Louis D. Brandeis
The truest lengthening of life is to live while we live, wasting no time but using every hour for the highest ends. So be it this day.
C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon,
The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And I don't have any specific steps to take because I don't start the same way every time. But there is a knowing when it's enough and you can leave it alone.
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