Dolendi modus, timendi non item. (To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.)Sir Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
If I want your opinion, I'll give it to you.Samuel Goldwyn
No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.Charles Caleb Colton
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.Aldous Huxley
Only cowards insult dying majesty.Aesop
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.Saint Augustine
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. I have prepared one of my own. I have placed some rather large samples of dynamite, gunpowder, and nitroglycerin. My time capsule is set to go off in the year 3000. It will show them what we are really like.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.