There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela, activist, south African president, Nobel laureate (b. 1918 )
Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will.
Charles Baudelaire, poet, writer (1821-1867)
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
George Baker, (1877-1965 )
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE )
History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.
Thurgood Marshall, us supreme court justice (1908-1993 )
Twin Mystery: To many people artists seem / undisciplined and lawless. / Such laziness, with such great gifts, / seems little short of crime. / One mystery is how they make / the things they make so flawless; / another, what they're doing with / their energy and time.
Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996 )
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated.
Edith Hamilton, educator and writer (1867-1963 )
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )
Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.
Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910 )
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci, painter, engineer, musician, and scientist (1452-1519)