Wit is brushwood; judgment timber; the one gives the greatest flame, and the other yields the most durable heat; and both meeting make the best fire.Overlung
The ass will carry his load, but not a double load ride not a free horse to death.Miguel de Cervantes
He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited.Anthony Powell
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.Jonathan Swift
Facts are stubborn things and what ever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they can not alter the state of facts, and evidence.John Adams
We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origins. At last, we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo! It is our own.Sir Arthur Eddington, Space, Time, and Gravitation, 1920
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
No one will ever win the battle of the sexes, because there is too much fraternizing with the enemy.
The great object is, that every man be armed. ... Every one who is able may have a gun.