Tuesday, 22 October 2019

I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Science is a perception of the world around us. 
Science is a place where what you find in nature pleases you.

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Friday, 18 October 2019

Man must shape his tools 
lest they shape him.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; 
that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Monday, 14 October 2019

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Sometimes you feel you have the truth of a moment in your hand, 
then it slips through your fingers and is lost.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

In fighting nature, 
man can win every battle except the last. 
If he should win that too, 
he will perish, 
like an embryo cutting its own umbilical cord.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Scepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Friday, 4 October 2019

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. 
It will be the person who does not know how to learn.

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Satisfaction lies in the effort, 
not in the attainment; 
full effort is full victory.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Monday, 30 September 2019

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, 
and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Thought is a kind of opium; 
it can intoxicate us, 
while still broad awake; 
it can make transparent the mountains 
and everything that exists.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Thursday, 26 September 2019

The soul is so far from being a monad 
that we have not only to interpret other souls to ourself 
but to interpret ourself to ourself.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Though man a thinking being is defined, 
Few use the grand prerogative of mind. 
How few think justly of the thinking few! 
How many never think, who think they do!

Monday, 23 September 2019

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Friday, 20 September 2019

My yesterdays walk with me. 
They keep step, 
they are grey faces that peer over my shoulder.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The future is purchased by the present.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Monday, 16 September 2019

The intellect is always fooled by the heart.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Saturday, 14 September 2019

To different minds, 
the same world is a hell, 
and a heaven.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Do not allow to slip away from you 
freedoms the people who came before you won 
with such hard knocks.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Literature is the immortality of speech.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Friday, 6 September 2019

The poet speaks to all men 
of that other life of theirs 
that they have smothered and forgotten.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process 
where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Monday, 2 September 2019

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands 
until they've flung it away.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilise the mind as a steady purpose
 — a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Where all is but dream, 
reasoning and arguments are of no use, 
truth and knowledge nothing.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019


Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, 
the sensible man hardly anything.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Sunday, 25 August 2019

We ought, 
in every instance, 
to submit our reasoning 
to the test of experiment, 
and never to search for truth 
but by the natural road 
of experiment and observation.

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Friday, 23 August 2019

No fine work can be done 
without concentration 
and self-sacrifice 
and toil 
and doubt.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Scientists have to have a metaphor. 
All scientists start with imagination.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Monday, 19 August 2019

Works of art make rules; 
rules do not make works of art.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Saturday, 17 August 2019

We live on a placid island of ignorance 
in the midst of black seas of infinity.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Thursday, 15 August 2019

We are here to laugh at the odds 
and live our lives so well 
that Death will tremble to take us.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019


Tuesday, 13 August 2019

All men who have turned out worth anything 
have had the chief hand 
in their own education.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Sunday, 11 August 2019

The scientist only imposes two things, 
namely truth and sincerity, 
imposes them upon himself 
and upon other scientists.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Friday, 9 August 2019

In science one tries to tell people, 
in such a way as to be understood by everyone, 
something that no one ever knew before. 
But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, 
our minds need ideas in order to conceive.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Monday, 5 August 2019

In a drama of the highest order 
there is little food for censure or hatred; 
it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Knowledge once gained casts a light beyond its own immediate boundaries.

Friday, 2 August 2019

Thursday, 1 August 2019

It is better to fail in originality 
than to succeed in imitation.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, 
be it country or town. 
A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Sunday, 28 July 2019

And muse on Nature
with a poet's eye.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Friday, 26 July 2019

We don't stop playing 
because we grow old; 
we grow old 
because we stop playing.

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Infatuated, 
half through conceit, 
half through love of my art, 
I achieve the impossible 
working as no one else ever works.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Monday, 22 July 2019

The spoken word 
was the first technology 
by which man was able 
to let go of his environment 
in order to grasp it 
in a new way.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Who naught suspects is easily deceived.

Friday, 19 July 2019

Thursday, 18 July 2019

We keep, in science, 
getting a more and more sophisticated view 
of our essential ignorance.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Not to know what has been transacted in former times 
is to be always a child. 
If no use is made of the labours of past ages, 
the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.

Saturday, 13 July 2019