In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.J. W. Fulbright
The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.J. W. Fulbright
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005
The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former.Samuel Smiles
Beauty is excrescence, superabundance, random ebulience, and sheer delightful waste to be enjoyed in its own right.Donald Culross Peattie
Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.Robert K. Merton
Words were never invented to fully explain the peaceful aura that surrounds us when we are in communion with minds of the same thoughts.
Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower.
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.