When one teaches, two learn.
Submitted by avalushkin1 about 2 years ago
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An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl she used to be. A great artist can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is, and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be.
Submitted by rnavaneethan almost 5 years ago
Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.
Submitted by ArkAngel over 5 years ago
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.
Submitted by mcovington almost 7 years ago
Selfishness is the bedrock on which all moral behavior starts and it can be immoral only when it conflicts with a higher moral imperative. An animal so poor in spirit that he won't even fight on his own behalf is already an evolutionary dead end; the best he can do for his breed is to crawl off and die, and not pass on his defective genes.
Submitted by MissNeekay about 7 years ago
Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time.
When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.
One man’s magic is another man’s engineering. Supernatural is a null word.
Submitted by bytehead about 7 years ago
Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything--you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is is kill him.
Submitted by benlithgow about 7 years ago
Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often confuses one for the other, or assumes the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. In fact they are almost incompatible; both at once produce unbearable turmoil.
One can judge from experiment, or one can blindly accept authority. To the scientific mind, experimental proof is all important and theory is merely a convenience in description, to be junked when it no longer fits. To the academic mind, authority is everything and facts are junked when they do not fit theory laid down by authority.
How can I possibly put a new idea into your heads, if I do not first remove your delusions?
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors–and miss.
To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.
The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with it’s credibility. And vice versa.