Generally attributed to Henry David Thoreau.
Thou art greatly wise, my friend, and ever respected by me, yet I find not in your theory or your scope, room enough for the lyric inspirations, or the mysterious whispers of life. To me it seems that it is madder never to abandon oneself, than often to be infatuated; better to be wounded, a captive, and a slave, than always to walk in armor.margaret fuller
We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.aesop
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.Hippolyte Taine