Never memorize something that you can look up. Albert Einstein

Don’t you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn’t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don’t expect to see. Douglas Adams

Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. Alexandre Dumas

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. Thomas A. Edison

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been John Greenleaf Whittier

Better to die on one’s feet than to live on one’s knees. Jean Paul Sartre

It is only the darkness in our own hearts that will defeat us, in the end. Alison Croggon

Religious doctrines … are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them as true or to believe in them. Sigmund Freud

Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost

A poet knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Leonardo da Vinci