A man may fulfil the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of...
For him in vain the envious seasons roll, Who bears eternal summer in his soul.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit...
The great end of living is to harmonize man with the order of things
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its...
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has...
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
Several years before birth, advertise for a couple of parents belonging to long-lived families.
Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The...
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.
Every idea is an incitement... Eloquence may set fire to reason.
The longing for certainty... is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion.
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they...
If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than...