A fellow of mediocre talent will remain a mediocrity, whether he travels or not; but one of superior talent (which without impiety I cannot deny that I possess) will go to seed if he always remains in the same place. -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer and musician (1756-1791)
“Prayer is to the soul as heat is to the body.”
“We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service.”
– Bernard Mandeville,
“To be or not to be — whether ’tis is nobler in the mind to suffer…or take up arms against a sea of troubles?”
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths.
“Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society. ”
There are two kinds of light — the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.
-James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)