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 )
By the age of six the average child will have completed the basic American education. ... From television, the child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments.
Russell Baker, columnist and author (1925- )
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (1900-1945 )
To be nobody but myself—in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
E.E. Cummings, poet (1894-1962)
Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
Charles Schulz, cartoonist (1922-2000 )
Death destroys the body, as the scaffolding is destroyed after the building is up and finished. And he whose building is up rejoices at the destruction of the scaffolding and of the body.
Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (1828-1910)
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
Giacomo Leopardi, poet, essayist, and philosopher (1798-1837 )
A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you're keeping.
Kenneth Tynan, critic and writer (1927-1980)
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th us president (1809-1865 )
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.