“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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Human Nature

 A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package. 
 Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for? 
 All that we are not stares back at what we are. 
 Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out. 
 Crises bring out the best in the best of us, and the worst in the worst of us. 
 Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less. 
 I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel. 
 If you are identified by your opinions — if that is the very basis of yourself — how can you change your mind? 
 Man is vile, I know, but people are wonderful. 
 None so empty as those who are full of themselves. 
 One easily forgets what one does not want to remember. 
 Racism is only the snobbery of the poor. 
 The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. 
 Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration. 
 We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.