By always thinking unto them. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.Sir Issac Newton, On how he made discoveries
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.Robert Louis Stevenson
The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.Archilocus
Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Our American past always speaks to us with two voices the voice of the past, and the voice of the present. We are always asking two quite different questions. Historians reading the words of John Winthrop usually ask, What did they mean to him Citizens ask, What do they mean to us Historians are trained to seek the original meaning all of us want to know the present meaning.Daniel J. Boorstin
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us.Charles Caleb Colton
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.