Quotes by Nicholas Boileau

Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.

Nicholas Boileau

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To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Abraham Lincoln

Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom.

Cliff Stoll & Gary Schubert

Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.

Howard Mumford Jones

Fear is a question What are you afraid of, and why Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them.

Marilyn Ferguson

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

Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world.

Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 05-01-05 »

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.

Ernest Dimnet »

Most people believe that if you go in and try to micromanage a forest, it is possible to destroy the very thing that makes it a unique and special place. That's just as true of the Net.

Glen Raphael »