They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian. They're not laughing now.
Bob Monkhouse, comedian (1928-2003 )
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.
Will Rogers, humorist (1879-1935 )
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
Oscar Wilde, writer (1854-1900 )
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
George Baker, (1877-1965 )
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592 )
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )
God must have loved the people in power, for he made them so much like their own image of him.
Kenneth Patchen, poet and novelist (1911-1972 )
Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.
Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992 )
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.