Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
High thoughts must have high language
The chief merit of language is clearness.
My object all-sublime
I shall achieve in time
He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Egad, I think the interpreter is the hardest to be understood of the two!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Comment is free, but facts are sacred.
The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.
When faced with a decision, I always ask, "What would be the most fun?"
He has left his body to science-- and science is contesting the will.
Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated
Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition and that of rights.
James Fenimore Cooper
Painting is only a bridge linking the painter's mind with that of the viewer.
My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
George Bernard Shaw
Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't.
Let's all move one place on.
The wheel is come full circle.
How many apples fell on Newton’s head before he took the hint!
Robert Frost, Comment
Who can control his fate?
William Shakespeare, Othello
The used key is always bright.
Man is a tool-making animal
Intelligence... is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools
Form ever follows function.
Louis Henri Sullivan
E pluribus Unum (One composed of many.)
O! Call back yesterday, bid time return.
William Shakespeare, Richard II
Call me Ishmael.
Herman Melville, Moby dick
When you call me that, smile.
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size...
Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt;
Nothing's so hard, but search will find it out.
Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book.
'Tis in my memory lock'd
And you yourself shall keep the key of it.
It is a world to hide virtues in?
William Shakespeare, Twelfth night
Your public servants serve you right
But what, to server our private ends,
Forbids the cheating of our friends?
This above all: to thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
Say not you know another entirely, till you have divided an inheritance with him
Joahann Kasper Lavater
This method is to define as the number of a class the class of classes’ similar to the given class.
Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
General propositions do not decide concrete cases.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
A philosopher of imposing stature doesn’t think in a vacum.
Even his most abstract ideas are, to some extense, conditioned by what is or is not known in the time he lives.
Alfred North Whitehead
The chief object of Henry King
Was chewing little bits of string.
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences.
William Strunk, Jr.
I have made this letter longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it short.
The difference between the almost-right word & the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between lightning bug and lightning.
One picture is worth ten thousand words.
Treat nature in terms of the cylinder, the sphere, the cone, all in perspective.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced-- even a proverb is not a proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
A picture shows me at a glance what it takes dozens of pages of a book to expound.
...The wisest prohpets make sure of the event first.
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
Speak the affirmative;emphasize your choice by utter ignoring of all that you reject.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Guess if you can, choose if you dare.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
Exit, pursued by a bear.
I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
A good symbol is the best argument, and is a missionary to persuade thousands.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Capture is reality in paint!
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
O! Throw away the worser part of it, and live the purer with the other half.
If they 're running and they don't look where they're going
I have to come out from somewhere and catch them.
Jerome David Salinger
And oftentimes excusing of a fault
Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.
Groucho(Julius Henry) Marx
The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine!
Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.
A person with one watch knows what time it is; a person with two watches is never sure.
Concersation is but carving!
Give no more to every guest,
Then he's able to digest.
Learn to labor and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Most general defintion of beauty.. Multeity in Unity.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The wheel that squeaks the loudest... gets the grease.
John Billings(Henry Wheeler Shaw)
Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
Mark Twain, Following the Equator
We'll use a signal i have tried and found far-reaching and easy to yell. Waa-hoo!
A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
Between the motion and the act falls the shadow.
thomas Stearns eliot, the hollow men.
What we experience of nature is in models, and all of nature's models are so beautiful.
Richard Buckminster Fuller
I can only assume that a "Do Not File" document is filed in a "Do Not File" file.
Senator Frank church,Senate Intelligence Subcommittee Hearing, 1975
Consciousness...does not appear to itself chopped up in bits.
...A "river" or a "stream" are the metaphors by which it is most naturally described.
I read part of it all the way through.
It is quite a three-pipe problem.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
I like two kinds of men:domestic and foreign.
A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.
Marcus Terenius Varro
Friends share all things.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
Science may never come up with a better office-communication system that the coffee break
It's currently a problem of access to gigabits through punybaud
Much that i bound, i could not free;
Much that i freed returned to me.
Lee Wilson Dodd
There is always room at the top.
Push on--keep moving
Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
There was a Door to which I found no key:
There was the Veil through i, which I might not see.
Edward FitzGerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Journey over all the universe in a map.
Miguel de Cervantes
I thin this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House -- with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dines alone.
Language is the archive of history.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.