I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.
Douglas Adams, satirist (1952-2001 )
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang, writer and translator (1895-1976)
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.
Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (1920- )
A wonderful time--the War: / when money rolled in / and blood rolled out. / But blood / was far away / from here?/ Money was near.
Langston Hughes, poet and novelist (1902-1967 )
There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.
James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704 )
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928 )
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (1828-1910)
What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950 )
Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end.