"The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature."
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"Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination."
"Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended."
"It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious."
"There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil."
"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern."
"True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes. Rather the firm resolve of virtue and reason."
"Common sense is genius in homespun."
Category: Common Sense
"Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious."
"Without adventure civilization is in full decay."
"Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up."
"Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them."
"The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy."
"We think in generalities, but we live in detail."
"Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language."
"Seek simplicity but distrust it."
"Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it."
"The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order."
"Philosophy is the product of wonder."
"Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe."
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