Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.Guy
Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason,Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise foundress of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller
It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.Woody Allen
The worst derangement of the spirit is to believe things because we want them to be so, not because we have seen them for what they are.Jacques Bossuet
Rest is for the weary, sleep is for the dead.Doctor Who
Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart.Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt, p. 205
It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
The past is the tomorrow that got away.
You can overcome any obstacles by asking the right questions of the right people at the right time, then act on that advice with passion.