Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ablility to learn. The judgemental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe
It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...it is finished when it surrenders.Ben Stein
We protest against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause.Jose Narosky
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.Paul Valery
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishment - there are consequences.Robert G. Ingersoll
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.Carl Gustav Jung
Sometimes the biggest risk you can take is not taking a risk.
Your hearts are mighty, your skins are whole.