Poetry is the art of saying what you mean but disguising it.
Diane Wakoski, poet (b. 1937 )
Not all those that wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien, novelist and philologist (1892-1973 )
An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.
J.W. Tukey, statistician ( )
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr., statesman, Nobel laureate (1929-1968 )
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 )
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 )
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900 )
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
Richard Feynman, physicist, Nobel laureate (1918-1988 )
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.