Reeves: I'm not a rock star, I'm just a musician.
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
What's the use you learning to do right , when it's troublesome to do right and it ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?
Such is professional jealousy; a scientist will never show any kindness for a theory which he did not start himself. There is no feeling of brotherhood among these people. Indeed, they always resent it when I call them brother. To show how far their ungenerosity can carry them, I will state that I o
Humor is the good natured side of a truth.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances. Mark T
Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.
Presbyterianism without infant damnation would be like the dog on the train that couldn't be identified because it had lost its tag.
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.
It is wiser to find out than to suppose.
That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they donâ€™t know nothing about it.
Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.
You can't pray a lie -- I found that out.
[Patriotism] ...is a word which always commemorates a robbery. There isn't a foot of land in the world which doesn't represent the ousting and re-ousting of a longline of successive "owners" who each in turn, as "patriots" with proud swelling hearts defended it against the next gang of "robbers" who
I love to revel in philosophical matters-especially astronomy. I study astronomy more than any other foolishness there is. I am a perfect slave to it. I am at it all the time. I have got more smoked glass than clothes. I am as familiar with the stars as the comets are. I know all the facts and figur
The first half of my life I went to school, the second half of my life I got an education.
Too much is just enough.
Evolution is a blind giant who rolls a snowball down a hill. The ball is made of flakes-circumstances. They contribute to the mass without knowing it. They adhere without intention, and without foreseeing what is to result. When they see the result they marvel at the monster ball and wonder how the
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
Reputation is a hall-mark: it can remove doubt from pure silver, and it can also make the plated article pass for pure.