“There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics. An inventor must begin with painting correctly in his mind the figure, the machine invented by him, and its properties or effects. We repeat there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer.” — Voltaire
“If villains understood the advantages of being virtuous, they would turn honest out of villainy.” — Ben Franklin
“My view of life is, that it’s next to impossible to convince anybody of anything.” — Lewis Carroll
“I cannot easily buy a blankbook to write thoughts in: they are commonly ruled for dollars and cents.” — Thoreau
“To breed an animal with the right to make promises — is not this the paradoxical problem nature has set herself with regard to man?” — Nietzsche
“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” — Leonardo
“I wrote somewhere once that the third-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the majority, the second-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the minority, and the first-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking.” — A.A. Milne
“Personally, I have always looked upon cricket as organized loafing.” — William Temple
“I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.” — G.K. Chesterton
“I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.” — H.L. Mencken
- Fathers can mother, but mothers can’t father.
- The Mall of America is owned by Canadians.
- Neil Armstrong was 17 when Orville Wright died.
- LONELY TYLENOL is a palindrome.
- 258402 + 437762 = 2584043776
- “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” — Plutarch
Edward Gorey’s pen names included Ogdred Weary, Raddory Gewe, Regera Dowdy, D. Awdrey-Gore, E.G. Deadworry, Waredo Dyrge, Deary Rewdgo, Dewda Yorger, and Dogear Wryde. Writer Wim Tigges responded, “God reward ye!”
“Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.” — Sydney Smith