“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” — Seneca


“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” — Tolstoy

“Some actions are called malicious because they’re done by ugly people.” — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg



A new student once asked Euclid, “But what shall I get by learning these things?”

The geometer called his slave and said, “Give him three obols, since he must make gain out of what he learns.”


“It is not impossible that in a real dream of sleep, some one may have created an antagonist who beat him in an argument to prove that he was awake.”

— Augustus De Morgan, Formal Logic, 1847