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 )
The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.
Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (1809-1882 )
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
Thomas Carruthers, ( )
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
Giacomo Leopardi, poet, essayist, and philosopher (1798-1837 )
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut, jr., writer (1922- )
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas
Linus Pauling, chemist, peace activist, author, educator; Nobel Prize in chemistry, Nobel Peace Prize (1901-1994)
Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot defend themselves or run away. And few destroyers of trees ever plant any; nor can planting avail much toward restoring our grand aboriginal giants. It took more than three thousand years to make some of the oldest of the Sequoias, trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty, waving and singing in the mighty forests of the Sierra.
John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and write (1838-1914 )
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
The fact that nobody understands you doesn't make you an artist.
Anonymous, ( )
Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
Ouida [pen name of Marie Louise de la Ramee], novelist (1839-1908 )