By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadsworth, ( )
I have lost all sense of home, having moved about so much. It means to me now--only that place where the books are kept.
John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968 )
Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.
Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957 )
A cult is a religion with no political power.
Tom Wolfe, author and journalist (b. 1931)
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James, psychologist and philosopher (1842-1910)
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983 )
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (1809-1882 )
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE )
No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.