There is nothing more practical than a good theory.Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, quoted in V Rich, Nature, 1977, 270, pp470-1
The Lord God is subtle, but malicious He is not.Albert Einstein
In our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.Mark Twain
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.Francis Bacon
Desire for security keeps littleness little and threatens the great with smallness.Author Unknown
In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.Christina Rossetti, A Christmas Carol
Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.
When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death -- ourselves.
I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any.