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Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
Animals have never betrayed me. They are an easy prey, as I have been throughout my career. So we feel the same. I love them.
Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
Richard P. Feynman
I preach there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else's. But behind all of them there is only one truth and that is that there's no truth.
I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them.
I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.
Frank Lloyd Wright
What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
It is not because other people are dead that our affection for them grows faint, it is because we ourselves are dying.
When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.
E. O. Wilson
I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
Angels are like diamonds. They can't be made, you have to find them. Each one is unique.
But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence, may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either.
So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the necessity of doing something.
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.
Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.
I do believe that in order to be a successful negotiator that as a diplomat, you have to be able to put yourself into the other person's shoes. Unless you can understand what is motivating them, you are never going to be able to figure out how to solve a particular problem.
God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.
Saint Teresa of Avila
It doesn't matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You're still left alone with yourself in the end.
As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
On the road we're somebody else's guests - and we play in a way that they're not going to forget we visited them.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
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