There is nothing more practical than a good theory.Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, quoted in V Rich, Nature, 1977, 270, pp470-1
Lady you bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers.William Shakespeare
Religiously strict people, who judge themselves without mercy, are also those who have most often spoken ill of mankind in general.Frederick Nietzsche
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them.Jean Cocteau
Such evil deeds could religion prompt.Lucretius
Life is what happens while you are making other plans.John Lennon
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 or repair.
From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.