The truth is rarely pure and never simple.Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, Act I
To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, Act I
My love for you, Lord, is not an uncertain feeling, but a matter of concious certainty. With your word you pierced my heart, and I loved you. But heaven and earth and everything in them on all sides tell me to love you.Saint Augustine, Confessions
We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.Teddy Roosevelt
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.George J. Seidel
A little more than kin, and less than kind.William Shakespeare
When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same.
Nothing is more useful than silence.
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.