Sentencje w bazie Gavagai:
Philosophy becomes poetry and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius.
Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title-deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
The difference between a misfortune and a calamity? If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, it would be a calamity.
My idea of an agreeable person, is a person who agrees with me.
If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.
A university should be a place of light, of liberty and of learning.
What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.
The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.
The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
Every woman should marry - and no man.
When I want to read a novel I write one.
Youth is the trustee of posterity.
Nothing can resist a human will that will stake even its own exhistance on it's purpose.
Są trzy rodzaje kłamstw: kłamstwa, okropne kłamstwa i statystyki.
Sami kreujemy własny los i nazywamy to przeznaczeniem.
There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.
He was one of those men who think that the world can be saved by writing a pamphlet.
It is well known what a middle man is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.
A precedent embalms a principle.
My idea of an agreeable person," said Hugo Bohun, "is a person who agrees with me.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Never take anything for granted.
Never complain and never explain.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
Knowledge must be gained by ourselves. Mankind may supply us with the facts; but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our mind.
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
Through perserverence many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
A man who loses his money, gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better.
Never complain and never explain.
Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Sir, I say that justice is truth in action. - from a speech in House of Commons, February 11, 1851
He is a self-made man, very much in love with his creator.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
In a progressive country change is constant, change is inevitable. - from a speech on the Reform Bill of 1867, Edinburgh, October 29, 1867
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. - from Coningsby, 1844
We live in an age when to be young and indifferent can no longer be synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity. - from Sybil, 1845
Mediocrity can talk; but it is for genius to observe.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Tylko pieniądz doprowadził do szaleństwa więcej ludzi, niż zrobiła to miłość.