2019-0907

Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

2017-1024

Talent is like a marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like a marksman who hits a target…others cannot even see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) via Google Books

2017-0920

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894) via Google Books

2015-0212

A man‘s ignorance sometimes is not only useful, but beautiful, while his knowledge, so called, is oftentimes worse than useless, besides being ugly. Which is the best man to deal with, he who knows nothing about a subject, and, what is extremely rare, knows that he knows nothing, or he who really knows something about it, but thinks that he knows all?
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) via Dictionary.com

2014-0531

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
—Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain (1835–1910) via a letter to George Bainton, 10/15/1888

2013-0920

The scientist has marched in and taken the place of the poet. But one day somebody will find the solution to the problems of the world and remember, it will be a poet, not a scientist.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) via The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives

2013-0908

Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore it if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) via Self-Reliance, 1841

2013-0904

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959)

2013-0219

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) via Washington Post

2013-0109

There are 3 rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) via QI

2012-1211

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) via QI

”Give me my longsword, ho!
—William Shakespeare

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