It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Mohandas K. Gandhi, statesman (1869-1948 )
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592 )
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.
Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992 )
Our heads are round so that thoughts can change direction.
Francis Picabia, painter and poet (1879-1953 )
The most important discoveries will provide answers to questions that we do not yet know how to ask and will concern objects we have not yet imagined.
John N. Bahcall, astrophysicist (1935-2005 )
Patience is also a form of action.
Auguste Rodin, sculptor (1840-1917 )
The King asked his wise men for some single thing that would make him happy when he was sad, but sad when he was happy. They consulted and came back with a ring engraved with the message "This Too Will Pass."[Red Mars]
Kim Stanley Robinson, author (1952-)
Never cut what you can untie.
Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824 )
To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.
Hippocrates, physician (460-c.377 BCE )
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )