Quotes by Overlung

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.


Other Great Authors

A closed mouth catches no flies.

Miguel de Cervantes

Science says 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says 'We must die,' and seeks how to make us die well.


All movements go too far.

Bertrand Russell

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.

James Arthur Baldwin

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Sir Winston Churchill

Beyond the formative effects of reading on the individuals composing society, the fact that they have read the same books gives them experiences and ideas in common. These constitute a kind of shorthand of ideas which helps make communication quicker and more efficient. That is what we mean when we say figuratively of another person, We speak the same language.

Charles Scribner, Jr. »

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he doesn't become a monster.

Friedrich Nietzsche »

Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself.

Josiah Royce »