New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
ISBN 0140137793 Copyright ? Edward de Bono
I think it every man's indispensable duty to do all the service he can to his country and I see not what difference he puts between himself and his cattle who lives without that thought.
Nihil est in intellectu quod non fuit prius in sensu:Nothing is in the understanding, which was not first perceived by some of the senses.
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
A dreamer lives forever, And a toiler dies in a day.
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.
Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
I find every sect, as far as reason will help them, make use of it gladly; and where it fails them, they cry out, It is a matter of faith, and above reason
Habits wear more constantly and with greatest force than reason, which, when we have most need of it, is seldom fairly consulted, and more rarely obeyed