Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T. S. Eliot, (1888-1965 )
The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.
Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author (1913-1983 )
In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (1833-1899 )
To fully understand a grand and beautiful thought requires, perhaps, as much time as to conceive it.
Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824 )
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
Alden Nowlan, poet, novelist, and playwright (1933-1983)
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer (1917-2008 )
Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' The stranger is a theologian.
Denis Diderot, philosopher (1713-1784)
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (1920- )
Whenever people say, 'We mustn't be sentimental,' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, 'We must be realistic,' they mean they are going to make money out of it.
Brigid Brophy, writer, (1929-1995 )
Throw your dream into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, or a new country.