It is the fate of those who toil at the lower employments of life?to be exposed to censure, without hope of praise; to be disgraced by miscarriage or punished for neglect? Among these unhappy mortals isthe writer of dictionaries? Every other author mayaspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach.
A golfcourse isthe epitome of all that ispurely transitory in the universe, a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quicklyas possible.
To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is…the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind . It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.
God Almighty first planted a garden; and indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.Francis Bacon
The only possible regret I have isthe feeling that I will die without having played enough tennis.
It isthe commonwonderof all men, howamong somany millions of faces, there should be none alike.
The greater the power, themore dangerous isthe abuse.Edmund Burke
The dominion of the sea, as it is an ancient and undoubted right of the crown of England, so it isthe best security of the land? The wooden walls are the best walls of this kingdom.
Beauty isthe first test: there isno permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
Sin has many tools, but a lie isthe handle which fits them all.Oliver Wendell Holmes
As the art of reading (after a certain stage in one's education) isthe art of skipping, so the art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.william james
The best thing I know between France and England isthe sea.Douglas William Jerrold
If the art of poetry is?the art of making sense of the chaos of human experience, it's not a bad thing to see a lot of chaos.Archibald MacLeish
I am accused of kissing women?perhaps overeagerly kissing women. And that isthe charge, not drugging, not robbing, kissing!Kerry Packer
The spirit that now resists your taxation in America is?the same spirit that established the great fundamental, essential maxim of your libertiesthat no subject of England shall betaxed but byhis ownconsent. The glorious spirit of Whiggismanimates three million in America, who prefer poverty with liberty to gilded chains and sordid affluence; and who will die in defence of their rights as men, as free men.William Pitt the Elder
The detective novel is?the classic example of a specialized form of art removed from contact with the life it pretends to build on.
Themost beautiful house intheworld isthe onethat you build for yourself.Witold Marian Rybczynski
Unsterblichkeit der Individualit a« t verlangen heiÞt eigentlich einen Irrtum ins Unendliche perpetuieren wollen. Denn im Grunde ist doch jede Individualit a« t nur ein spezieller Irrtum, Fehltritt, etwas, das besser nicht w a« re, ja wovon uns zuru« ckzubringen der eigentliche Zweck des Lebens ist. To desire immortality for theindividual isreally thesame as wanting to perpetuate an error for ever; for at bottom every individuality is really only a special error, a false step, something that it would be better should not be, in fact something from which it isthe real purpose of life to bring us back.Arthur Schopenhauer
The Supreme Reality of Our Time is...the Vulnerability of our Planetjohn f. kennedy