“When the storm rages and the shipwreck of the state threatens, we can do nothing more worthy than to sink the anchor of our peaceful studies into the ground of eternity.” . Johannes Kepler, German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer
“The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth-century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six […]
“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, Irish playwright, critic and polemicist
“Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” . — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” . ― Christopher Hitchens, author, columnist, essayist, orator, religious and literary critic, social critic, and journalist.