like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
All true wisdom is found on T-shirts.
Everyone complains about his memory, and no one complains about his judgment.
Tout le monde se plaint de sa mémoire, et personne ne se plaint de son jugement.
La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
For there is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth; Nor is any poison so deadly, that it serveth not some wholesome use.
Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-1889)
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)
Silence is the wit of fools, and one of the virtues of the wise.
Le silence est l'esprit des sots
Bernard de Bonnard (1744-1784)
Et l'une des vertus du sage.
Someone who thinks of himself as a wit is usually half right.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
A.A. Milne (1882-1956)