Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. (Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland)Wilfred Owen, Poem: Dulce et Decorum est.
The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.Johann von Neumann
Sometimes, when one person is absent, the whole world seems depopulatedAllphonse de Lamartine
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.Edwin Booth
The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.Harry Emerson Fosdick
Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories -- those that don't work, those that break down, and those that get lost.
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
Not only are you anal, but you are anal about things most people have never even heard of.