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Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

Blaise Pascal

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.


To live is to love; all reason is against it; instinct is for it.

Samuel Butler

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence, which could support this.

Bertrand Russell

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Women prefer emotions to reasoning.


The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Prejudice is the reason of fools.


Real is what can be measured.

Max Planck

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell

Ability is nothing without opportunity.


To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there`s more reason to fear than to hope.

Miguel de Cervantes

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

Bertrand Russell

The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.

Blaise Pascal

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

Thomas Carlyle

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

Arthur Conan Doyle

If you can`t explain it simply, you don`t understand it well enough.

Albert Einstein

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.

Michel de Montaigne

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Benjamin Franklin

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

Galileo Galilei

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Samuel Butler

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


People of intelligence often treat business the way ignorant people treat books.

Joseph Joubert

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer

He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.

Michel de Montaigne

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

Bertrand Russell

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.

George Bernard Shaw

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.

Jean Paul Sartre

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.

Jean de La Bruyere

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Henry Ford

In human intercourse the tragedy begins not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Henry David Thoreau

Women would rather be right than reasonable.

Ogden Nash

Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.

Philip Chesterfield

A fellow who is always declaring he`s no fool usually has his suspicions.

Wilson Mizner

The best way to keep one`s word is not to give it.


The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

Anatole France


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