Quote of the day, April 29

April 29, 2017

E.B. White, on luck (from One Man’s Meat)

“Luck is not something you can mention in the presence self-made men.”

Quote of the day, April 28

April 28, 2017

Sam Rayburn, on compromise

“If you want to get along, go along.”

Quote of the day, April 27

April 28, 2017

John Adams,on government

“A government of laws and not of men.”

Quote of the day, April 26

April 26, 2017

Alfred North Whitehead, from The Concept of Nature

“The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, Seek simplicity and distrust it.”

Quote of the day, April 25

April 25, 2017

Itzhak Perlman, on teaching

“One of the main things about teaching is not what you say but what you don’t say. When you hear someone play, you have to work out the way they do things naturally and then leave them alone, because you want the naturalness to be there still.”

 

Quote of the day, April 24

April 25, 2017

Aristotle, from Politics

“Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.”

Quote of the day, April 23

April 23, 2017

Franz Kakfa, from The Trial

“It’s often safer to be in chains than to be free.”

Quote of the day, April 22

April 23, 2017

Samuel Butler, from Note-Books

“Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.”

Quote of the day, April 21

April 21, 2017

William Faulkner, from Essays, Speeches & Public Letters

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”

Quote of the day, April 20

April 20, 2017

Michel de Montaigne

“Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.”