Deus ex machina [A god from the machine]Menander, The Woman Possessed with a Divinity
We make war that we may live in peace.Aristotle
What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - possessing them - that what has been said has still not been said enough.Eugene Delacroix
If any human being earnestly desire to push on to new discoveries instead of just retaining and using the old to win victories over Nature as a worker rather than over hostile critics as a disputant to attain , in fact, clear and demonstrative knowlegde instead of attractive and probable theory we invite him as a true son of Science to join our ranks.Francis Bacon
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.E. H. Chapin
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.Dale Carnegie
To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.
To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act We do not know.